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 ...
Step out of the ordinary
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Did You Know?
The filming location was moved to Winnipeg from Toronto because of the SARS "scare" in early 2003. See more
When Evan asks John to go to the bar, John places his hand on Evan's shoulder. In the next shot, both hands are at his side. See more
It's possible that we could find your husband neck deep in potpourri investing things.
Written by Alberto Domínguez
Arranged by John Altman
Produced by Ric Wake
and Richie Jones
for Wake Productions
Mixed by Dan Hetzel
at Cove City Sound Studios, L.I., New York
Instruments & Programming: Eric Kupper
& Richie Jones
Recorded by Dave Scheuer
(as "Young" Dave Scheuer)
Production coordinator: Marc Russell See more