Center Stage
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Jody: That class, I mean, how come I can't dance like that in my ABA class?
Cooper: Because ABA has a great big stick up its ass?

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

Maureen Cummings: Erik got injured today. And do you know the first thing I thought when I saw him go down?
Jim Gordon: What?
Maureen Cummings: "I wish that was me." So that made me think, you know, 'cause that's not a normal reaction. How much of what you liked about me was because I was a ballet dancer, and how much because I was me?

Jody Sawyer: Margot Fonteyn didn't have great feet.
Jonathan Reeves: Well when Margot Fonteyn was on stage, you couldn't tear your eyes away from her. Pft. It can't be taught.

Eva Rodriguez: Truth? In terms of technique, you are behind. But the people here know what they're looking for. And on the day of you audition, they saw it. In you.
Jody Sawyer: Now all they see is the wrong body type.

Maureen Cummings: I've got priorities. I mean, you only get to be a dancer for ten years. Maybe fifteen if you don't get injured. So for the next decade at least.
Jim Gordon: Hey, all I'm asking for is a date.

Jody Sawyer: Mom. Oh, I'm so happy you guys are here.
Mr. Sawyer: We wanted to see what you've been up to this past year. And I've gotta tell you, that was the most fantastic thing I've ever seen.
Mrs. Sawyer: It was great, honey. And just just wonderful.
Jody Sawyer: You wanna know something stupid? I'd actually started to believe I didn't need to hear that anymore.

Maureen Cummings: Look, you're a smart girl, Jody. If you turn in your application now, you can still get into a good college.
Jody Sawyer: But I don't want to go to college. I want to dance.
Maureen Cummings: Yeah? Well so do a lot of people.

Jody Sawyer: Mom I got in. I made it.
Mrs. Sawyer: Wonderful honey.
Jody Sawyer: Can you believe it? I'm going to New York.

Eva Rodriguez: A girl's got a right to know what kind of hound she's saving herself for.

Instructor: Just dance the shit out of there.

Erik Jones: Where are you going?
Eva: We're going out for a smoke.
Erik Jones: Oh come downstairs. It's Marlboro country.

Jim Gordon: Have you seen my girlfriend? Tall, Thin, legs for days?
Eva: Yeah I pitched her overboard.

Charlie: Are you asking me out?
Jody: Well yeah. Are you saying yes?
Charlie: I guess so. Yeah.

Mrs. Sawyer: Am I a bad mother if I hope she doesn't get it?
Mr. Sawyer: Don't ask me. I was against this from the start.

Erik Jones: I do ballet because it has nothing to do with the people. Give me tiaras and boys in tights any day.

Eva: So, you know the story with this Maureen chick?
Sergei: You're living with Maureen? Oh, good luck.
Eva: Big time bitch?
Sergei: Biggest time.

Erik Jones: That's Sergei, that's Jody, that's Eva, I'm Erik, and you're cute.

Cooper: If you're still holding onto all that personal shit.
Jonathan Reeves: I don't have to hold onto anything. I got the girl.

Erik Jones: My stage name is Erik O. Jones after Oprah. She is my idol.
Eva Rodriguez: Eva Rodriquez, after no-one.
Erik Jones: Oh, an individual. I like it.

Continuity mistake: In one scene when Cooper is choreographing the dance, his shirt is sweat-free. The next time you see him there's a big sweat stain on his shirt. (01:05:10)

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Trivia: Maureen is said in the movie to be the best dancer at the school. However, you never really see her do anything spectacular. That is because Susan May Pratt is the only non-trained dancer in the movie.

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