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Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Family, Music  |  1 July 2005 (USA)
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The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.

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Charlotte Jorgensen ...
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Anyone can make it if they know how to shake it.


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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$45,348 (USA) (13 May 2005)

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£29,907 (UK) (25 November 2005)
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The three schools that the film follows are: PS 150 from the affluent Tribeca area; PS 112 from the primarily Italian and Asian area of Bensonhurst; and PS 115 from Washington Heights, a Dominican neighborhood where over 97% of the residents live below the poverty line. See more »

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Tiny boy with curly hair: A girl and a boy loving each other, you know, really loving each other and being together and
[waxes lyrically for a while]
Tiny boy with curly hair: ... It is very beautiful!
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Tango your way to the theater immediately!
13 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

You can't help but smile throughout this movie... the filmmakers have beautifully showcased an amazing group of children and teachers, along with the struggles and triumphs in the competitive world of ballroom dancing. It's loads of fun for all ages...

In this age of reality television, I believe audiences will truly embrace this moving (yet funny!) documentary. It follows 4th & 5th graders at three public schools in New York City that have ballroom dance as part of their curriculum. We watch these diverse groups of kids learn the tango, merengue, rumba, foxtrot and swing and ultimately blossom into talented dancers while becoming little "ladies and gentlemen."


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