I recently had the opportunity to screen Teen Beach 2 with 24 other amazing bloggers as well as the opportunity to talk to Chrissie Fit (Chee Chee) and Jordan Fisher (Seacat) about the movie. During our discussion and interviews we talked about how Teen Beach 2 had more music, more dancing and how it is all designed to be MORE than ever before. Did they hit the mark with going for MORE? I think so! And here are my reasons why . . .
The Teen Beach 2 Movie Music
Teen Beach 2 picks up where Teen Beach left off, and while you don’t HAVE to see the first one, watching both of them certainly added to our fun! Just like Teen Beach, Teen Beach 2 is a musical and the song the “Best Summer Ever” really gets you into the mood and interested in learning more about what is going to happen to all your favorite characters as the end of summer approaches. After all, many of us probably have had a summer romance that we weren’t quite sure was going to stand up to the “test” of time and school.
Other musical highlights include songs sung by the stars of the movie, which in my humble opinion really adds to the enjoyment of it, sometimes even better than a soundtrack with songs gathered from here and there. I can think of a few tweens and teens that I know that are going to want the soundtrack simply because of the singing by Ross Lynch, R5, Sabrina Carpenter, Chrissie Fit, Jordan Fisher, Grace Phipps and John DeLuca. Ross Lynchs’s solo of On My Own is one that will make many a teen or tween heart go pitter patter – while actually understanding what the movie characters are going through. It was also fun to see more of the characters individual styles and performances. Don’t miss out on the new version of “Falling For Ya” with Jordan and Chrissie. Could they be the new Teen Beach match up? You will have to watch the movie to find out!
Teen Beach 2 Premieres June 26, 2015 at 8pm/7C. Don’t miss it! You can also pre-order the movie right now on Amazon.
Check out the Soundtrack, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon!
1. Best Summer Ever (Chrissie Fit and Garrett Clayton and Grace Phipps and John DeLuca and Jordan Fisher and Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch)
2. On My Own (Ross Lynch)
3. Right Where I Wanna Be (Garrett Clayton and Grace Phipps)
4. Falling for Ya (Chrissie Fit and Jordan Fisher)
5. Wanna Be With You (Jordan Fisher)
6. Twist Your Frown Upside Down (Garrett Clayton and Grace Phipps and Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch)
7. Silver Screen (Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch)
8. Rescue Me (Sabrina Carpenter)
9. Gotta Be Me (Garrett Clayton and Grace Phipps and John DeLuca and Jordan Fisher and Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch)
10. Meant to Be (Reprise 3) (Garrett Clayton and Grace Phipps and Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch)
11. That’s How We Do (Garrett Clayton and Grace Phipps and John DeLuca and Jordan Fisher and Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch)
12. Starting Over (R5)
13. On My Own (Ross Lynch)
14. Best Summer Ever (Amy Powers and Matthew Tishler)
15. Gotta Be Me (Charlie Mason and Joacim Persson and Johan Alkenas and Niclas Molinder)
The Teen Beach 2 Movie Moves
Just imagine weeks and weeks of conditioning and practice, to be followed by rehearsals in the hot sun and sand, followed by final cuts. Now imagine the intricate steps, athletic jumps and gymnatics, as well as a little hip hop, a little disco and a little of this and a little of that, and you have all the elements of the dance moves in Teen Beach 2. But don’t let that stop you from trying to learn them! The music and dances will call to teens and tweens to learn. I can’t wait till they (if they do) include a version of Teen Beach 2 in which we can learn the dance movies like Disney has done with several other movies. I know my kids will be getting up and moving to the music and watching YouTube to learn the moves.
The moves and the music will leave you singing many of the songs over again. Personally I have “Falling For Ya” playing in my head right now. Not just singing, the music will definitely leave you wanting to get up and get moving, whether to learn some of the dance moves like we mom bloggers did or to make up some of your own – after all Teen Beach 2 is all about “Gotta Be Me.”
Teen Beach 2 Premieres June 26, 2015 at 8pm/7C.
Learn the The Teen Beach 2 Movie Moves
Want to learn some of the steps to the finale song “Gotta Be Me?” Here’s the steps we learned!
(Left elbow-body down) (right elbow up) (lf elbow up) (rt elbow down)
March to the beat
-right left right left right left right left
(1/4 turn to rt )
(lf arm pulls forward-arms together on 2-3 out to the side as turning back forward)
I march to the beat
(rt left rt-step back on rt then lft on 3rd ¼ turn forward)
(Arms out as fingers point down at toes for 4 counts-pose
Gotta do my thing
(hop/slide to the left-then pose)
March to the beat
I march to the beat gotta do my thing
I leave you with a sneak peek – and it’s okay I know it’s going to leave your toes tapping. It’s all about doing your thing!
Disclosure: This was part of a press junket, sponsored by Disney Studios. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Photo Credit: Disney XD/Valerie Macon – used by permission.