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See the Music, Hear the Dance in @HighStrung. #HighStrungMovie

Everyone has dreams, dreams to be the best, dreams to make it.

Sometimes in life we work hard and we get our dreams handed to us. Other times no matter how talented and how hard you work your dreams don’t seem to come easy. High Strung shares the story of two young talented individuals who thrive to make it in New York City.

Manhattan isn’t easy, nothing is ever just given to you and most of the time things don’t just come your way. In Manhattnan you have to work hard to get there and at Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts the teachers and the students work hard to get to the top.

In High Strung aspiring dancer Ruby (Keenan Kampa) strives for perfection. She knows she’s a great dancer but being on scholarship she needs to work extra hard to perfect her dancing and her career.

One day while in the subway she meets a very talented young British man who plays the violin. As soon as their eyes meet they feel a connection and Ruby soon trusts in Johnnie (Nicholas Galitzine).

Playing for cash in the subway to pay rent and avoid deportation, Johnnie’s life doesn’t come easy. Moving away from his family in Britain to New York City was tough yet Johnnie is talented and knows if given the chance he can make it.

A String and Dance competition gives hope to this young couple and motivates them to work together to win the competition. After all the winner of the competition receives a full scholarship to Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, in addition to $25,000. If Ruby and Johnnie win the competition Johnnie can apply for a student visa and finally put his talent to good use and be the musician he know he can be.

This movie is an action packed, heartwarming movie that will leave you speechless. It is great for all audiences and all ages and really teaches you that if you fight for what you believe in and you work hard anything is possible. Sometimes you may just be a diamond in the rough and with a little help you’ll shine!

See the Music, Hear the Dance in @HighStrung. #HighStrungMovie

High Strung opens in theaters Friday, April 8th.

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Written and managed by Chloe and Andrew of Seattle.


  1. I’ve met a few of those people who play music in the subway when I lived in NYC. This sound like a great movie but there’s no movie showing my way. Maybe I can watch it on DVD when it is released.

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