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Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen," on their way to try to compete in the final citywide competition. Providing unique insight into the incredible cultural diversity that is New York City, this film profiles several kids from three schools (out of 60) at this dynamic age, when becoming that "cool" teenager vies for position with familiar innocence, while they learn the merengue, rumba, tango, the foxtrot and swing.
I am a middle school English teacher. I enjoy exposing my students to other cultures. The students love this movie, and they want to learn the dances in this moviePublished 6 days ago by Butch
This movie should be required watching for everyone who has anything to do with arts funding for public schools. It's funny, touching, moving. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Sharon Bryan
Awesome movie!!! A film that all Liberal Arts students and aspiring teachers should watch.Published 20 days ago by Chorrie
Loved it! And watched it a second time while I could!
Really enjoy seeing how dance can be used to teach kids to focus, to build their self esteem, to teach them how to be... Read more
I enjoyed this movie a lot. I think it would be cool if they followed up with the cast and see if this experience had any effect on their future. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sprinklemonkey