9 Lessons Learned From Center Stage

9 Lessons Learned From Center Stage

If you enjoy ballet, men in tights, and uplifting quotes that hinge on being enjoyably cheesy, then the subject of today’s slideshow is just for you. Though it’s been 14 years since Center Stage was in theaters, we simply can’t resist coming back to this cult classic. (Also, Zoe Saldana as a young ballerina? Duh, sold.)

Scroll down for 9 unexpected lessons learned from Center Stage.

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    Lesson 1: Ballet Boys On Motorcycles Are Bad News

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    “A girl's got a right to know what kind of hound she's saving herself for.”

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    Lesson 2: The Perfect Escape Is Only A Limo Ride Away

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    “You didn't get all done up like that to talk about ballet. Come on.”

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    Lesson 3: Men Can Do The Splits, Too

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    “Whatever you feel, just dance it.”

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    Lesson 4: Your Mother Isn’t As Overbearing As You Think

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    “Being nice when you're saying something pricky is even prickier.”

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    Lesson 5: Ballerinas Can Drink Margaritas And Still Dance Better Than You

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    “What does she have that I don’t?”
    “She can salsa.”
    ​“You call that salsa?”

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    Lesson 6: The Boss Is Always Watching (And Listening)

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    “If someone wants to hear profanity, Miss Rodriguez, they can take a subway. They don't need to spend $60 on a ballet ticket.”

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    Lesson 7: Don’t Sleep With Your Superior

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    “Cooper, you're an amazing dancer, and you're a great choreographer, but as a boyfriend you kind of suck.”

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    Lesson 8: But If You Do, Do A Synchronized Dance With Him First

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    “I want what I say I want when I say I want it.”

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    Lesson 9: The Good Guy Always Gets The Girl

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    “Do you think I’m an idiot for getting involved with him?”
    ​“No, I think he’s the idiot for not treating you well.”

    Keep scrolling to shop ballet-inspired pieces!

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    Ballet Beautiful Belle Wrap-Front Knitted Jersey Top ($155)
    ​We’re swooning over this soft shade of pink.

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    Ballet Beautiful Leather Ballet Flats ($280)
    ​These will complete any ballet-inspired ensemble.

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    REDValentino Ruffled Tulle Skirt ($750)
    ​How could you not do a pirouette in this skirt?

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    Ted Baker Jahari Ballerina Dress ($139)
    ​Wear your hair in a topknot with this ultra-feminine frock.

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    Topshop Vibrant Tumbled Ballerinas ($8)
    At this price point, there’s no reason to not sport a pair of ballet flats.

    Do you love Center Stage as much as we do? Share your favorite movie moments in the comments below!

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