Casting for Forbidden Dances lasted for almost 6 months but the shooting itself took less than a month. Dancers from Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, and several dancers from the U.S. are involved in the movie. Orda and Legion bands and singer Makpal Issabekova are also starring in the movie. The main characters of the movie are taking part in the competition of street dancers. During exhausting rehearsals they are challenged with lack of understanding from their friends, betrayal and humiliation. 70 percent of the movie will consist of dances.