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Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum Plan to 'Force Feed' 'Step Up' to Their Daughter Everly

by Desiree Murphy 1:36 PM PDT, August 23, 2016
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Looks like Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum have a little prima ballerina on their hands!

The couple has already signed their 3-year-old daughter, Everly, up for dance lessons, Jenna adorably reveals in an interview with Women's Wear Daily.

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"[Everly]'s a very free-spirited little kid," Jenna, 35, gushes. "She likes to run around and do her own thing. But she loves a tutu and she will put on three or four and go around the house and do little shake moves."

Jenna and Channing -- who met while playing love interests on the set of Step Up over a decade ago -- want to teach Everly just how important dance is to them -- and they already have a game plan in store!

"We keep saying we are going to force feed Step Up to Everly," Jenna explains. "Like, 'You have to watch. You have to see where you came from.'"

Although Everly is already following in her famous parents' dancing footsteps, it doesn't look like she'll be modeling like either of them anytime soon.

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"[Everly] came to a photo shoot with me and the photographer took a picture of us outside," Jenna recalls. "She let me know that night that she did not like that. She said, 'Mommy I'll go to your photo shoot tomorrow, but I do not want my picture taken.' I'm like, 'Understood. I hear your words. Got it.'"

Jenna's most recent photo shoot was for Danskin, a women's dance and activewear brand, where she appears as the face (and body!) of their fall 2016 ad campaign. The images will launch in the October issues of magazines like Teen Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar and Self.

"Most photo shoots are a beautiful dress, a natural location and poses," she jokes of the experience, which had her jumping on a trampoline and pirouetting on a rooftop. "Because I am a dancer, they were like, 'We want you to dance and leap and twirl and bring out all your technical dancing from way back in the day.' I felt really free and had a blast."

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Jenna is also keeping herself busy by producing a scripted Step Up series for YouTube Red with Channing, based on the now-iconic dance movie. In addition to that project, she's lending her dance expertise to a new reality dance competition for NBC, where she'll act as a judge and mentor.

"It's going to be more of a variety entertainment show," she tells WWD. "It's fun discovering new incredible dance talent, but as well as being one hell of a show every week, it will be super fun. We love dancers and we want to make sure we are shining the light on these fresh talents, and also bringing the element of fun and surprise and celebrity guests and all those things that people love to watch."

"When I started out in this business, dance was not at the height it is now," she adds. "It was almost like, you're either a dancer or an actress. Because of shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, a lot of artists are embracing dance and the platform has been raised so high that we are able to really bring dance to an elevated place where more eyes are on it and they are expecting it."

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