My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I discovered that this film came out in 2006, which was nearly nine years ago. Where has the time gone?
Remember this exciting trailer that made you want to dance in your seats?
I remember watching this film when I was nearly sixteen and running to my mother afterwards asking her to place me in some hip hop dance classes instantly. I was so impressed by the way Tyler and Nora moved and worked off each other. It also helps that they're both insanely gorgeous.
Wondering what the cast of Step Up is stepping up to now? We have the answers for you.
Channing Tatum (Tyler Gage)
Following: The Trap, Step Up 2: The Streets, Stop-Loss, Public Enemies, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dear John, The Dilemma, The Eagle, Haywire, 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, Don Jon, Side Effects, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, This Is the end, White House Down, The Simpsons, The Lego Movie, Foxcatcher, 22 Jump Street, The Book of LIfe, Jupiter Ascending
Fun Fact: Tatum has attributed his difficulty in school while growing up to ADD and dyslexia. He is, however, proof that you can still become successful despite any setbacks in your life.
Jenna Dewan Tatum (Nora Clark)
Following: The Grudge 2, Love Lies Bleeding, Falling Awake, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, The Jerk Theory, Melrose Place, American Virgin, Balls to the Wall, 10 Years, Setup , The Playboy Club, American Horror Story, She Made Them Do It, Slightly Single in L.A., The Mindy Project, Witches of East End
Fun Fact: Dewan is a vegan and a strong supporter of animal rights. She is also raising her and Channing Tatum's daughter as a vegetarian.
Damaine Radcliff (Mac Carter)
Following: Shark, Massa Card, Swipe, Alone, In the Flow with Affion Crockett, Skethcy, Wild for the Night, Before Dawn Breaks
Fun Fact: Radcliff is quite the smarty pants. As a kid, Radcliff was a part of a nationally ranked chess team. He also was an incredibly skilled basketball player. Brains and power? How impressive!
De'Shawn Washington (Skinny Carter)
Following: The Poker House
Fun Fact: Sadly, Washington has since retired from the industry and no information is available about him.
Mario (Miles Darby)
Following: Freedom Writers, Destination Fame, Love That Girl!
Fun Fact: Mario, who is primarily known for his music, started playing piano at age 10, and has always wanted to be a singer. He was offered his first record deal at the tender age of 14.
Drew Sidora (Lucy Avila)
Following: Wild Hogs, Motives 2, The Game, Nurses, Jury of Our Peers, Farm House, Swipe, Man of Her Dreams, Frankenhood, Divas, B-Girl, Blessed and Cursed, She's Not Our Sister, She's Still Not Our Sister, Hope for Love, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, One Love, Could This Be Love, Hindsight, Sister Code, The Preacher's Son, The Choir Director
Fun Fact: Sidora is multi-talented, and is able to sing as well. She signed with Slip-n-Slide Records in 2008 and released her first single "Juke It" in 2010.
Rachel Griffiths (Director Gordan)
Following: Comanche Moon, Beautiful Kate, Rake, Brothers & Sisters, Burning Man, Butterflies, Underground: The Julian Assange Story, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, Camp, Saving Mr. Banks, House Husbands, Deadline Gallipoli, The Moon and the Sun, Mammal
Fun Fact: Although her father was a Jesuit priest, Griffiths became an atheist. Only recently has she stated that she is a practicing Catholic.
Whether you are into tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, belly, Tunisian, and so forth, there is nothing like music and movement to help bond and unite all people of various backgrounds.
Music and dance is universal, and if this film doesn't give you the urge to get up and shake it, then you need to get yourself checked pronto.