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Mad Hot Ballroom ()


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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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Berman ...
Herself
Emma Therese Biegacki ...
Herself
Eva Carrozza ...
Herself
Evangelina Carrozzo ...
Herself
Paul Daggett ...
Himself
Graciela Daniele ...
Herself - Final Competition Judge
Pierre Dulaine ...
Himself - Organizer and MC of the Final Dance Competition
Leslie Freu ...
Herself - Teacher PS 112
Tara Devon Gallagher ...
Herself
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Herself
Charlotte Jorgensen ...
Herself - Final Competition Judge
Rodney Lopez ...
Himself
Victoria Malvagno ...
Herself
Stacee Mandeville ...
Herself
Terri Mintzer ...
Herself - Teacher PS 144
Nell Mooney ...
Herself
Michelle Officer ...
Herself - Final Competition Judge
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Himself
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Herself
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Herself - Final Competition Judge
Yomaira Reynoso ...
Herself - Teacher PS 115
Michael Richardson ...
Himself - Final Competition Judge
Allison Sheniak ...
Herself - Teacher PS 150
Solomon Singer ...
Himself
Alex Tchassov ...
Himself
Jatnna Toribio ...
Dancer
Michael Vaccaro ...
Himself
Vanessa Villalobos ...
Herself
Cyrus Hernstadt ...
Himself (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marilyn Agrelo

Written by

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Amy Sewell ... ()

Produced by

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Marilyn Agrelo ... producer
Brian David Cange ... line producer
W. Wilder Knight II ... associate producer
Amy Sewell ... producer

Music by

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Joseph Baker
Steven Lutvak

Cinematography by

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Claudia Raschke ... (as Claudia Raschke-Robinson)

Film Editing by

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Sabine Krayenbühl

Editorial Department

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Haven Cousins ... digital intermediate producer: and coloristr
Jim Finn ... negative supervisor
Richard Haylock ... on-line editor
Corey Michael Lincoln ... post-production assistant (as Corey Lincoln)
Robert Luttrell ... digital intermediate supervisor / film colorist
Chris Mole ... colorist / on-line editor
Matt Woo ... on-line editor

Production Management

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Michael Jackman ... post supervisor
Stuart Macphee ... post supervisor

Sound Department

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Carlo Albanese ... additional sound
Andre Artis ... additional sound
Bob Blauvelt ... additional sound
David Corcoran ... sound recordist
Margaret Crimmins ... sound editor
Tammy Douglas ... production sound mixer
Sean Flood ... additional sound
David Hocs ... additional sound
Daniel Johnson ... sound mixer (as Dan Johnson)
Andrew Shirley ... additional sound
Greg Smith ... sound editor
Tony Volante ... re-recording mixer

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Matthew Aldrich ... title designer
Mina White ... print graphics and design

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Barocci ... additional photography (as Rob Barocci)
Jeremy Berger ... additional photography
Trish Govoni ... additional photography
Wolfgang Held ... additional photography
Neil Murphy ... cameraman
Claudia Raschke ... still photography (as Claudia Raschke-Robinson)
Douglas W. Shannon ... additional photography

Music Department

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Henry Hey ... composer: additional music / musician
Mark Reynolds ... music supervisor
Ralph Sall ... soundtrack album producer

Other crew

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Susan Bahaloul ... head administrator: PS 144
Chris Besseling ... uk marketing executive: metrodome
Otto Cappel ... executive director: Dancing Classrooms
Martin Cruz ... production assistant
Pierre Dulaine ... co-director: Dancing Classrooms
John Dwokin ... legal counsel
Winston Emano ... publicist
Erin Heidenreich ... sales agent
Blake Hornick ... legal counsel
Terri Kane ... publicist
Nicole Kaplan ... legal counsel
David Magdael ... publicist
Yvonne Marceau ... co-director: Dancing Classrooms
Anthony Mead ... production assistant
Dana O'Keefe ... sales agent
Lois Olshan ... director: of arts PS 144
Alyssa Polack ... head administrator: PS 150
Danielle Quisenberry ... staff: developer Dancing Classrooms
D.R. Reiff ... insurance
Joanne Schioppi ... publicist
Robert Stein ... legal counsel (as F. Robert Stein)
Anne Stulz ... publicist
Louise Verdemare ... head administrator: PS 112
Steven W. Wallace ... publicist (as Steven Wallace)
Leah D. Weitzen ... legal counsel
Clarita Zeppie ... head administrator: PS 115

Thanks

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David Dinerstein ... special thanks
Joel Klein ... special thanks
Sylvia Mellman ... generous thanks
Daphne Ottens ... generous thanks
Richard Ottens ... generous thanks
Charles Sewell ... generous thanks
Phyllis Sewell ... generous thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Anyone can make it if they know how to shake it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un... deux... trois dansez (France)
  • Сумасшедшие бальные танцы (Russia)
  • Forró táncparkett (Hungary)
  • Locos por el baile (Mexico)
  • Vamos Todos Dançar (Brazil)
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  • 105 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $45,348, 15 May 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #12.148 (2005). See more »
Soundtracks FEVER See more »
Crazy Credits Some of the children add their observations about life in film clips during the credits. See more »
Quotes 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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