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Dance Academy (1988)

PG | | Music | September 1988 (USA)
Blue-collar worker Vince stumbles into a dance school, where he quickly becomes entranced by the music. Miss McKenzie, the school's manager and former owner, is about to throw him out on ... See full summary »

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Blue-collar worker Vince stumbles into a dance school, where he quickly becomes entranced by the music. Miss McKenzie, the school's manager and former owner, is about to throw him out on his ear when Moon, the school's rebellious new jazz instructor, vouches for him. Although the school's new owner has insisted on bringing in Moon as a teacher, Miss McKenzie absolutely hates him and the influence of his mordern music, and will stop at nothing to see him (and Vince) thrown out for good. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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If you love those eighties, dance, soundtrack-lead films you will like this
7 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved this film, but then I do adore all those eighties cheesy, dance/romantic films. I saw this about 8-10 years ago now, and luckily still have it on VHS (yippee)! Dance Academy does have a weak plot but the soundtrack and dance sequences more than make up for it. What made if for me was the quite plausible romance plot-line between the lead Vince (Steve Lachance) and Jana (Gayln Gorg). I thought their dance sequences were brilliant and very moving. I also loved Moon (Tony Fields) in the movie, and was willing him to get together with Paula (Paula Fields) in the film as they were truly destined. Juliette Newmar as the Head Dance teacher was a bit wooden, as was her side-kick, but having said that still added to the overall charm and nostalgia of the film. I would fully recommend it if you loved Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Getting Physical, Sing or Footloose. Too many to mention


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