One night, she runs out of the apartment and to the school after one of her mother's clients attempts to rape her.
Take the Lead is a 2006 drama dance film directed by Liz Friedlander, and starring Antonio Banderas as dance instructor Pierre Dulaine, the founder of Dancing Classrooms.
It also stars Alfre Woodard, John Ortiz, Rob Brown, Yaya Da Costa, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, and Jenna Dewan. Although based in New York City, it was filmed in Toronto.
Pierre tells the class about a dance competition that he wants to enter them in.
Gradually, the students begin to trust Pierre; some even visit his apartment to discuss their problems.
The next morning, Pierre arrives at the school to see the Principal.