I think this has a lot of interesting suggestions, like this one:
"Understand that part of that inherent drama is that not everyone gets to fulfill their dreams. And no, that doesn’t mean a depressing dance movie with a miserablist ending where the protagonist blows that big audition, or loses the big dance-off, and skulks off to die alone in the rain. Here’s one example: One of the strongest plotlines from the 2009 Fame involved a high-school dancer-in-training finding out from a friendly-but-firm teacher that he’d peaked in his teen years, and has nowhere to go but down—none of his teachers feel he has the talent or potential to make it any further as a dancer. He drops out of the story shortly thereafter, but consider a plot that starts with that kind of failure, and addresses how the dancer overcomes it. Does he learn to enjoy dancing just for himself? Does he pioneer a new kind of dance that uses his strengths in a way classical ballet didn’t? Does he teach someone who does have the talent to do what he couldn’t do?"