"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: Take the Lead

"TAKE THE LEAD" tell the story of a former professional ballroom dancer (Antonio Banderas) who volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. While his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of how Dancing Classrooms began and its Founder - Pierre Dulaine. 

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Further Information

    DVD Release:  08/09/2006
    Rating:  PG-13
    Directed By: Liz Friedlander
    Written By:  Dianne Houston
    Starring:  Antonio Banderas, 
    Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard,
    Dante Basco




Silver Screen

Mad Hot Ballroom

Take the Lead