ETA: And, yes, he dances in it. And sings a few lines. :D
Aww, that was unrealistically, totally teenish, adorable heartfelt fun. And I actually liked (really liked) all of the songs. Must see if there's a soundtrack anywhere available. Also, hah, among the principle dancers: Thayne Jasperson, Gev Manoukian and Mollee Gray. I thought that was awesome! I'm almost tempted to go back and watch all the dance numbers again to spot them. Almost. There's a great review here that mostly highlighted all I felt. I disagree that the ending was bad, I liked it despite its ridiculousness, but I completely agree that it was Nina's kick-ass "Survivor" number midway through the film that got me going.
WOOHOO! Got the CD for four bucks off of Amazon.
Hmm, was doing more reading on this, and Nina did sing, but her voice was blended with Keely Hawkes for notes she couldn't hit. That actually makes a lot of sense, because the lower register notes sound like Nina, while the higher stuff doesn't. (I prefer the lower notes, LOL!)