Since capturing hearts on So You Think You Can Dance, dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss has made his way to the big screen. Most remember him from Step Up 3D, but he also did his thing in Hairspray and Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming. tWitch is back in the Step Up Revolution cast and he is visiting with Movie Fanatic for an exclusive video interview along with the film’s choreographer, Jamal Sims.
Sims has been quite busy of late orchestrating the dance moves used in four movies in the last 18 months: Footloose, Jack and Jill, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and now Step Up Revolution.
The pair join forces to give us an inside look at what was the most difficult of all the extraordinary dance sequences in the fourth Step Up movie to film. Hint: It’s featured heavily in the Step Up Revolution trailer.
Violent weather forced Sims to make a last second change to the film's central dance number. “We were planning on doing it outside,” Sims said. “The day we arrived, they said we couldn’t shoot outside. So we had to take everything that was outside in this huge space and put it in a small space.”
“You just have to roll with it,” tWitch added. “There is no time to second guess it.”
The result is magic.