10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Save The Last Dance’

  
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Back in 2001, the dance film craze was reignited thanks to Save the Last Dance. Aside from being a “teen drama,” the film actually tackled a lot of tough social issues that hit home with a lot of audiences from teenage pregnancy, to an interracial relationship, to the death of a parent. All these years later it still remains a hit with fans who continue to rewatch the movie time and time again. Check out 10 things you never knew about Save the Last Dance:

10. The Bar

A central part to Save the Last Dance was, of course, STEPPS, the club that took any Fake I.D. and was the scene to some of the best dance moves in the film. As it turns out, however, the hip-hop nightclub scenes were actually filmed in a goth club that is named The Crowbar. After securing the site for filming, they had to do a complete makeover to fit the genre.

Source: Paramount Pictures

Source: Paramount Pictures

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9. Location, Location, Location

Producers originally chose Mount Assisi Academy, which is an all-girls Catholic school in Lemont, to film all of the school scenes at, but when they asked if they could remove the religious decorations for filming, the president of the school refused. Instead, they used Lemont High School in Chicago. Originally, the movie was supposed to have Sarah moving from Pennsylvania to Baltimore to live with her father, but the script was changed to have it much closer from Lemon, Illinois to Chicago, Illinois.

Source: Paramount Pictures

Source: Paramount Pictures

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