Story

Carly (Nicola Burley) is living her dream and taking her streetdancing crew to the UK championships. She is devastated when her boyfriend, Jay (Ukwele Roach), quits the crew. He also breaks up with Carly, claiming he needs time out. Carly is still determined to get her crew to the finals, but lacks funds and rehearsal space. So she accepts an offer of dance floor space on the condition that she includes a group of ballet dancers. The collision between the two groups is not just about dancing style. They have to overcome a lot of prejudice to work together.

Themes

Teenage relationships; intolerance and prejudice

Violence

This movie contains some violence. For example:

  • There is a fight between security guards and the dance crew in a shopping mall.
  • Characters insult each other and call each other names.
  • Insults and name-calling turn into a full-on food fight.
  • Tomas (Richard Winsor) punches Jay.

Content that may disturb children

Under 8

Apart from the violent scenes listed above, there are no additional scenes that are likely to disturb children in this age group.

From 8-13

Apart from some of the violence mentioned above, it is unlikely that anything in this movie will disturb children in this age group.

Over 13

Nothing of concern

Sexual references

This movie contains some sexual references. For example, Jay refers to the fact that he and Carly had sex the previous night.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

This movie contains some use of alcohol. For example, characters drink in clubs.

Nudity and sexual activity

This movie contains some nudity and sexual activity. For example:

  • Jay pulls Carly on to a bed. They kiss in bed, and sex is implied but nothing is actually shown.
  • Female streetdancers show lots of bare skin, and wear very skimpy clothing.

Product placement

Coca Cola is displayed and used in this movie.

Coarse language

This movie contains some mild coarse language.

Ideas to discuss with your children

StreetDance 3D is a dance movie that shows off lots of hip-hop dance talent from the UK. The 3D effects don’t add a lot to the movie, but there are some great dance sequences. The movie lacks interest for younger children, but dance fans will enjoy it.

The main messages from this movie are that great things can be achieved when people can overcome prejudices and work together.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include respect for differences, tolerance, teamwork and inclusivity.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues such as what happens when you:

  • make instant judgements about other people
  • are verbally aggressive – it can often lead to physical aggression.