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Continuity mistake: When Alex sits down to watch the news, the various items around the TV, magazines on the table, the cushions, cups, items on the couch etc. differ in position during the scene. (00:11:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex walks over to the side with her basket of laundry, as she walks over you can see clothes hanging over the basket side. In the next shot there are no clothes hanging over the side. (00:22:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex is dancing to 'He's a Dream,' the chain for the water disposer appears above her chair between shots, then disappears / reappears during the scene. (00:05:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex is dancing in the red dress, in front of the TV, her legs are bare. It cuts to the audience, then cuts back and suddenly blue leggings which stretch down to her knees have appeared. (00:50:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening credits, as Alex rides her bike down the hill, the bike helmet strapped to the back of the bike disappears / reappears. (00:00:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Tina Tech dances to 'Manhunt' she is wearing tall spiked heel boots. Yet in the shot when she does a backflip off of the wall, she is wearing flat black shoes. In the next shot she has the heels on. (00:31:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Jeanie is telling Richie the order, she alternately holds the pad, or it is down on the table. The pencil in her hands disappears in one shot too. (00:07:15)

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Continuity mistake: In a wideshot of Alex's TV area, there is a pole next to the couch with the label 'Fire Extinguisher Here' on it. In the next shot as she sits down, it has vanished. (00:11:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Richie is making the burgers, in a closeup of them sizzling, only one burger has a cheese slice on it. In the next shot two have cheese slices on them. (00:07:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex enters the committee room, there is nothing to the side of the female judge's desk. In thte next shot as Alex walks across the room, we see a speaker beside her desk. (01:21:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex and Richie are stopped by the two men in the car park, you can see the space in between Nick's car and the other car is empty. Moments later Alex goes over to this space, and now her bike is there. (00:35:10)

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Continuity mistake: After the audition at the committee, Alex runs down the street, and Nick waits with a boquet of red roses. The street is covered in dead brown leaves. The amount of leaves on the street suddenly changes between shots. (01:25:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex walks over to the side with her basket of laundry, as she walks over you can see clothes hanging over the basket side. In the next shot there are no clothes hanging over the side. (00:22:15)

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Trivia: Jennifer Beals never actually danced in the movie. The dancing was actually done by three different people. Marine Jahan a professional dancer did most of the dancing. The dives through the air were performed by Sharon Shapiro who was a UCLA and National Gymnastics champion. The breakdancing parts, such as the floor spin, at the audition were performed by Richard Colon known as Crazy Legs who was the leader of world renowned breakdancing troupe The Rock Steady Crew.

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Question: It's clear from the film that the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance is a ballet-only or ballet-heavy institution. So why would Alex, with no ballet training (sorry, but you can't "wing it" when dancing en pointe) and whose dance audition is nothing like ballet, even audition there? And why on earth would any dance company take someone whose dancing ability, great though it might be, doesn't match their style? Philadelphia and New York have plenty of dance institutions more suited to Alex's dancing style - why doesn't she go there to audition?

Answer: It states early in the film that Alex went to the ballet and was enchanted by it and started her love of dancing. Her girlhood dream was always to be a part of the conservatory and dance the ballet's one day. Her going to the conservatory was to LEARN that building on her knowledge. Besides, normally she wouldn't have gotten an audition with her lack of Point training, but for Nick's intervening.

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