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Gotta Kick It Up!
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Written by Meghan Cole (story)
Nancy De Los Santos (teleplay & story)
Ramón Menéndez (teleplay)
Tom Musca (teleplay)
Stu Krieger (teleplay)
Directed by Ramón Menéndez
Starring Camille Guaty
America Ferrera
Susan Egan
Jhoanna Flores
Suilma Rodriguez
Sabrina Wiener
Theme music composer Craig Safan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Christopher Morgan
Cinematography Clark Mathis
Running time 78 minutes
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Original release July 26, 2002 (2002-07-26)

Gotta Kick It Up! is a 2002 Disney Channel original movie. In the US, it was first aired on July 26, 2002. It is based on a true story of a middle school dance team. Gotta Kick It Up! is directed by Ramón Menéndez.


A young executive turned teacher helps a group of young Latina girls find themselves and overcome societal obstacles through their dance troupe.


  • Camille Guaty – Daisy Salinas
  • America Ferrera – Yolanda "Yoli" Vargas
  • Jhoanna Flores – Alyssa Cortez
  • Suilma Rodriguez – Marisol
  • Sabrina Wiener – Esmeralda Reyna
  • Miguel Sandoval – Principal Zavala
  • Erik Alexander Gavica – Chuy
  • Susan Egan – Heather Bartlett/Meghan Cole
  • Elizabeth Sung – Ms. Kim
  • Gina Gallego – Mrs. Cortez
  • Gerry Del Sol – Mr. Cortez
  • Valente Rodriguez – Mr. Reyna
  • Anita Ortega – Mrs. Reyna
  • Yvonne Farrow – Lynell Elliott
  • Ulises Cuadra – Segura
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