Born to Dance
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The first Kiwi-made multi-million dollar hip-hop film Born to Dance opens in cinemas across New Zealand from September 24th 2015.

Choreographed by world champion dancer Parris Goebel and featuring some of the best hip hop dancers in the world, Born to Dance is set to be hottest dance movie of the year.

Born to Dance stars champion hip-hop dancer Tia-Taharoa Maipi, US star Kherington Payne (Fame, So You Think You Can Dance) and multi platinum recording artist Stan Walker.


The film was directed by Tammy Davis (Outrageous Fortune, Ebony Society, Sonny) with local hip-hop icon P Money as the films music supervisor/composer.

The film touches on the issue of discrimination and bullying with openly gay character ‘Tino’ (Michael Metuakore) who is forced to take a stand when he is tormented by a fellow dancer for his sexuality.

The main story line is centred around a young man ‘Tu’ from South Auckland’s Papakura who dreams of becoming a professional dancer, however his father has another idea and threatens to enlist him in the Army unless he can “make it big” or get a “real job”.

Tu has six weeks to prove himself to New Zealand’s best Hip Hop Group and to show his father that he can make it.

Last Updated on Sep 20, 2015

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