"Dancing is about connections … to our friends, to our families, to our neighbors. It is one of the most expressive ways we celebrate and communicate our cultures and communities. With Dancing Classrooms, we are able to reach children in existing classroom settings and address fundamental issues of mutual respect and self-esteem – issues that social dance puts into practice. We hope to inspire children through dance to do well, to respect one another, to be proud. This program is about more than dance, it is about teaching children to take a bow.”        - Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau

Silver Screen: Mad Hot Ballroom

"MAD HOT BALLROOM" is an inspiring look inside the lives of New York City school kids on a journey into the world of ballroom dancing, an unexpected arena where they discover new frontiers about attitude, movement, style and commitment. Told from the candid, sometimes hilarious perspective of the boys and girls themselves, the picture chronicles their transformation from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen," as their school teams strive towards a final city-wide competition.  The film features Dancing Classrooms' teachers and students in New York City.

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    DVD Release: 05/13/2005
    Rating: PG
    Directed By: Marilyn Agrelo
    Written By: Amy Sewell
    Starring: Tara Devon Gallagher, 
    Alex Tchassov



Silver Screen

Mad Hot Ballroom

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