Okay, so a thing about this movie. As a young teenage girl - I absolutely loved this movie, I liked the joining of the two different worlds (ballet with hip-hop; which would explain my later love of "Step Up"). But my father always hated it - and I asked him why. He said it was because she had to give up who she was to fit in with everyone and that wasn't a message he wanted me to catch. As an adult now watching the movie - I agree that there was a little bit of aggressive conformation going on - but the final dance number is still great and it can be viewed as a movie of embracing diverse cultures.