Honey: Rise Up and Dance

Synopsis: Aspiring street dancer Skyler (Teyana Taylor) is at a major crossroads in her life. She's decided to try-out for the same dance crew as her formally trained sister Tosha (Sierra McClain) in...
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Bille Woodruff
Production: Soundtrack New York
100 min


We shake like an earthquake

Down here in the city

Where the birds stay

- Ha, step in And I'm reppin' the A

- All right

Step in

And I'm reppin' the A

Yeah, we shake

Like an earthquake

Down here in the city

Where the birds stay

Ha, step in

And I'm reppin' the A

Step in

And I'm reppin' the A

They say New York don't sleep But

we don't do that here Either

I got a crush on a couple

Of Hawks cheerleaders


Yeah, that's the area I call


Yeah, that's the area I hold

Down in the city here we own

It's my Georgia home

I love my Georgia Dome

Can't leave Georgia alone



I didn't hear you.

Girl, I could bang pots and pans

outside your door

until my blood pressure

got the best of me,

and you still

wouldn't have answered.

Sorry. I was dancing.

Is that what that's called?

Looked more to me like you was possessed

by a chicken havin' a spaz attack.

- What's up, Ma?

- What's up is I'm headin' to work.

Oh! Don't forget to fill out that

application for the program.


I haven't

made up my mind yet.

Made up your mind?

Look, now that you're done with

Greenpeace and finding yourself,

you're either getting

a full-time job

or we agreed you'd

sign up for the program.

I don't think takin' blood is what I

wanna do for the rest of my life.

The course is only for three months.

You'll have your certificate.

Maggie makes $17 an hour.

That's good money.

I know, but I just

don't even like blood.

I don't like cleaning

hotel rooms either,

but I do it so that you girls can

have a better life than I had.

Listen, I wouldn't

be pushing you so hard,

but Maggie's pulling a lot of strings

to get you a job at the clinic.

She's not gonna be there

for much longer,

so it's kind of

now or never.

I hear ya, Mom.

Why does Tosha get to do

what she wants?

Baby, you just spent a whole

year abroad doing your thing,

so don't act like now I'm

the Wicked Witch of the West.

Well, it's just not fair.

Skyler, you're better suited

for working with your head.

Now, Tosha,

on the other hand,

she's a natural

at dancing, entertaining.

- That's her gift.

- Right.

Your sister barely graduated.

Thank God for her gift.

Thank God for that.

- Love you.

- Love you too.

What you starin' at, Sis?

- Did you see this?

- What is that?

First prize is a full

college scholarship.

I did see that.

But did you also see the

words, "USA Dance World?"

They are the best

of the best, girl.

But you say Pulsar

is number one.

- In the city.

- Why not the country?

No, you're right.

I mean, why not think big?

Especially if we have a dope

crew this year, Sky. Who knows?

You don't know who's

gonna make the crew?

Miss J makes everybody audition, even

if they were on the team last year.

So, you don't even know if

you're gonna make the crew, huh?

Girl, no, no.

I'll make the crew.

But she gonna make everybody try

out just to keep us humble, girl.

- You know her.

- Hey, Skyler.

- Hey. What's up, y'all?

- What's up?

You thinkin'

of tryin' out?

- Have you seen her dance?

- Wow. Thanks a lot.

No, no, no. I'm just sayin'.

- If she wants to try out, let her try out.

- Yeah. Why not?

'Cause Pulsar is not for beginners.

Thank you, Bryce.

Okay, come on.


I stopped by because

you left your phone on the

kitchen counter, airhead.

- I did?

- Yes.

- Ooh.

- Look, I gotta go. I gotta get to work.

So I'm-a see y'all later.

- All right. Bye.

- Peace. Later, Sky.

- Hey, I won't forget what you said.

- Okay, don't be...

All right, ladies.

Now make it sexy.

Here we go.

Startin' on the left.

Five, six, seven, go.

Other side.

Yes. To the middle.

- Can you feel the pain?

- Can you feel it?

Don't ever let it go

Yes. Fellas!

Come on, fellas!

Yes. Yeah.

In the moment

In the music

Okay, good. Everybody keep up with me though.

More energy.

We gonna follow Dante.

Go on from here.



Five, six, five,

six, seven, go!

Good. Nice!

In the moment

In the music

Where's your energy?

Give it to me.


Givin' up already? Really?

All right. Good job, Nia.

Stay with it. Good job.


You all right there?

- Come on

- Swaying back and forth

What the hell is that?

I'm tryin' to teach

the whole class a routine.

This is not the Maya Show.

If your head gets any bigger, I'm

gonna have to widen the doors.

- I was just feelin' it.

- Yeah.

I didn't mean for it

to turn into no battle.

Well, that's good, because

if it was a real battle,

I would've stepped in

and crushed you.

I'm sorry, Miss J.

Won't happen again.

Oh, I know it won't.

All right, what's everybody starin' at?

Class is over.

Don't forget, Pulsar tryouts

are right around the corner.

From what I saw today,

some of y'all need some work.

Jada's just mad 'cause you're a

better dancer then she ever was.

- You killed it.

- Thanks, girl.

You're welcome.


- Hey, Miss J.

- Hey.

I was hoping

if we have time next class,

you could take us through

that last combination again.

Maya kind of

took things off track.

Yeah. Maya has a habit

of doin' that.

- You know what I think her problem is?

- What's that, Nia?

She thinks she's better

than everybody else.

Well, to be fair,

she is our best dancer.

Yeah. When she's saying she's a better

dancer than you ever even were,

I think that's

just straight disrespectful.

- She said that?

- I shouldn't have said anything.

Gotta learn to keep my mouth shut.

I'll see you Tuesday.

Yo, I'll take one of those,

one of those,

one of those, and... mm-mm-mm...

definitely one of those.

- You are so not funny.

- I thought you were supposed to be off.

- Nope, I got another ten.

- Yeah?

You tryin' to get me fired?

Come on.

Give me a little one.

You are something else.

All right.

You be like that.

I'm gonna be right over

there, countin' the seconds.

- Mm-hmm.

- Mm-hmm!

Girl, your man is a trip.


I don't know

what I see in him.

Well, I see exactly

what you see in him.

Hey, that ass is mine.

I'm just sayin',

that's all.

But lucky for you, I got my

man over there on the skates.

Hey, baby!

Hey, baby.

Hey, baby!

You know,

I really don't like you.

You know, I really don't like you.

Hold me

And take me off the ground

Can't take my crown

What happened

to the uniform?

- I can put it back on if that's what you like.

- Nah.

I just got a thing

for women in uniform.

You know your jokes are corny, right?

- So you want me to change now, huh?

- No. I like corny.

What was that?

I don't know.

But that's on the house.

These wings

or that kiss?


- What's that?

- A dance competition.

And the first prize is a

full four-year scholarship.

They're going

to enter the Pulsar.

- That crew that your sister dances for?

- Yes.

So, why you showin' me?

'Cause I'm thinkin'

'bout joinin' the crew.

The Pulsar? You think you're

just gonna show up and join?

No, but they have

open tryouts in two weeks.

Yeah, babe,

so do the Falcons,

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Robert Adetuyi

Robert Adetuyi is a Canadian screenwriter and film director who works in Hollywood. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Adetuyi is a graduate of York University, where he studied communications and sociology. He moved to Hollywood in 1992. more…

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