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Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing "his own steps". Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckly who has the audacity to ask to be Scott's partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, "there are no new steps!"Written by
This movie had so many aspects to it. It is basically a love story- a Cinderella love story. It is, also, a story of greed and of dreams lost and of dreams gained. It is a camp peak into the fascinating world of ballroom dancing. It is a wonderful demonstration that dance is more than just technique. Dance has passion and you needn't be lithe and beautiful to create an exceptional dance experience (Zorba The Greek, also, taught us that.).
There was a boy, self-absorbed, an insider, destine to be a champion. There was a girl from a different background- male dominated, poor, and foreign. .But when they came together- there was magic. The movie is about magic, the magic of dance and the magic of love. Strictly Ballroom is one of the best movies I have seen and seen and seen again. I love it!
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