Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
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Mad Hot Ballroom

This was a fascinating documentary. New York City schools require fifth-graders to learn to dance ballroom and we see them from their disdain at the beginning of class to their exultation of winning or disappointment at losing. The kids, teachers, and dance teachers are interviewed which adds a lot to the film. One of the things that really stood out to me was that even at finals, there were kids who moved and smiled rotely. But there were also kids who clearly had the dance in them and would be moving as long as they could.
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