GOTTA DANCE is BAD NEWS BEARS morphed into the flip side of MAD HOT BALLROOM. The film chronicles the debut of the New Jersey Nets, first-ever, senior hip-hop dance team - 12 women and 1 man, all dance team newbies - from auditions through to center court stardom. As smooth dance moves are perfected and performed in front of thousands, aging myths and misperceptions are pulverized.
Despite swollen ankles, exhausting rehearsals, personality clashes and seemingly impossible dance steps, the NETSational Senior’s go for it, spreading joy, inspiration and cool dance moves as they hip-hop their way into the hearts of Nets fans and beyond.
The musical adaptation of GOTTA DANCE, now called HALF TIME, is directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde) and stars Georgia Engel, Lillias White, Andre de Shields, Donna McKechnie, Lori Tan Chinn, Haven Burton and Nancy Ticotin.
The NETSational Seniors
Betty / Betsy Walkup
The Families & Friend of our NETSational Seniors
The Nets Senior Coaches
The Nets Dancers
The Nets Kids Dancers
Team Hype Kids
WITH TREMENDOUS THANKS TO
The New Jersey Nets