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
The first scene filmed was the big finale at the dance competition. It was filmed at a real dance competition during the 1-hour lunch break. See more »
Visible in the mirror at the end of Scott's solo dance. See more »
[after berating Scott for leaving Tina hanging in order to find Fran]
And what about Les? He's taught you everything you know and you're just throwing it back in his face!
I'm bored with it!
I don't believe I'm hearing this! I have been with your father for twenty-five years - do you think I get bored? Of course I do!
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Preceding the end credits is the note: This film is dedicated to Ted Albert See more »
This movie is one of those rare pieces of cinema where it all comes together.
The style is consistent - campy. The acting is wonderful. The editing and rhythm are superb. The music engaging.
It is about ballroom dancing. It is a love story. It is about the love and pathos of life.
If you've not seen this movie and are in need of a smile, see this one. It is about a dance studio whose main dancer, a male, is in need of a partner for regional championships. He and his former partner have split, leaving an opening that is a challenge to fill. The do fill it, but not until the last moment, and when it comes together, it creates a finale that is among the best ever shot.
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