Dance Flick

Dance Flick is a 2009 American musical comedy film directed by Damien Dante Wayans in his directorial debut and written by many of the Wayans family. It stars Shoshana Bush and Damon Wayans Jr. The film was set for release in the United States on February 6, 2009, and changed to May 22, 2009.

Dance Flick
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDamien Dante Wayans
Produced by
Written by
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Shawn Wayans
  • Marlon Wayans
  • Craig Wayans
  • Damien Dante Wayans
Music by
CinematographyMark Irwin
Edited byJeff Cummerhill
Wayans Brothers[1]
Distributed by
Release date
  • May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22)
Running time
83 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[2]
Box office$32 million[2]


Suburban girl Megan White (Shoshana Bush) gets into a series of misadventures when she moves to the inner-city and pursues dance. A nerdy street boy named Thomas Uncles (Damon Wayans Jr.) is passionate about street dancing, but he is stuck working for a gang lord (David Alan Grier). Megan later befriends Thomas' ghetto sister Charity (Essence Atkins) who has a baby but also poor parenting skills. Charity has her own issues dealing with her dimwitted "baby daddy" (Shawn Wayans) who also is a bad parent. Once Megan and Thomas spend more time together, they become dance partners and begin to fall in love.



On the opening weekend (May 22–24), the film ranked at No. 5 in the top 10 with $10,643,536 in 2,450 theaters.[3]


Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 18% of 95 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 3.49/10. The site's consensus reads: "Dance Flick scores a few laughs thanks to the Wayans brothers' exuberance, but it's ultimately a scattershot collection of gags without much direction."[4] On Metacritic, it got a 40/100 "mixed or average" score based on 17 critic reviews.[5] Peter Deburge of Variety wrote that it "delivers just enough laughs to justify its existence".[6]



  1. "Dance Flick". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  2. "Dance Flick (2009)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  3. "Dance Flick (2009) - Weekend Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo".
  4. "Dance Flick (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  5. "Dance Flick".
  6. Debruge, Peter (2009-05-21). "Review: 'Dance Flick'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
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