Julia Stiles Was The Only Cast Member Of “Save The Last Dance” To Have Formal Training

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Save-The-Last-Dance“Save The Last Dance” was the 2001 dance film from MTV that starred both Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas. At the time, it was seen as an important film thanks to the biracial relationship between the two main characters; the story entails Stiles’ character preparing for a dance audition in Chicago where she enlists the help of Thomas’ character: pretty standard setup for a teen flick.

Even though her character was trying to learn the ropes, Stiles was the only actor on set that had any sort of formal dance training; she went on to learn ballet and tap dancing as soon as she auditioned for the film. “Save The Last Dance” was a big success, and even spawned an ironically named straight to DVD sequel titled “Save The Last Dance 2”. It would seem there is more than one last dance, who knew?.

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