John Clark is a middle aged Chicago estate lawyer. He loves his family, which includes his wife Beverly, but their combined busy schedules and getting caught in a rut after two decades of marriage has left him feeling unfulfilled. While taking the el train home every night, he notices the same young, beautiful contemplative woman staring out of one of the windows of Miss Mitzi's Dance Studio, which specializes in ballroom. He is intrigued enough with her beauty and sadness to go in one evening on his way home. He learns that she is Paulina, one of the instructors and a former world class ballroom dancer. Because of her, he signs up for beginner group dance lessons, regardless of them being taught by Miss Mitzi herself, and not Paulina. As time progresses, John gets caught up in the lives of those at Miss Mitzi's: his two fellow classmates - overweight Vern who wants to learn to dance for his upcoming wedding, and Chic, who wants to impress the ladies - and two of the studio's ... Written by
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When John and Miss Mitzi are dancing at Dr. Dance, they bump into Link and his dance partner. The dance partner has her hair covering her ear (down) in the wide shot, but in the closer shot, her hair is behind her ears. See more
So why did you all start dancing?
I'm getting married in September. My bride said she'd like to see me lose a few pounds, thought the dancing might be good exercise. I told her it wouldn't work.
[waitress gives him a hamburger and fries
I think you're gonna win that bet.
I'm here for the ladies, you know what they say about guys that can dance...
Yeah, that they're great in bed.
Where do you hear this crap?
Everywhere, everywhere the guys that can dance get the pick of the litter.
Referenced in Biography: Richard Gere
Written by David Bowie
(as David Robert Jones)
Performed by Mya
Produced by Cory Rooney
for Cory Rooney Entertainment
Background vocals: Mya
, Pete Wade
(as Electric Pete) for Shitake Monkey
Mya appears courtesy of A&M/Interscope Records Group, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. See more