Secundaria quietly follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba’s world-famous National Ballet School.  Our teenage dancers love to dance but many of them must dance as their sole way out of poverty. 

 At least, that’s how the movie begins.  In their third year, Mayara, the shyest but also the most accomplished dancer, takes charge of her destiny with a sudden, unprecedented act of courage.

 Our gentle stream of a story then, turns out to have a waterfall hidden around that last bend…