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Mad Hot Ballroom

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mad Hot Ballroom


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Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing, and from their candid and hilarious perspectives, reveal pieces of themselves along the way. This school program started in 1994 and today has over 6,000 kids from 60 schools involved.
Title: Mad hot ballroom
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. :, Paramount Pictures,, c2005.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 46 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Documentary.
Summary: Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing, and from their candid and hilarious perspectives, reveal pieces of themselves along the way. This school program started in 1994 and today has over 6,000 kids from 60 schools involved.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for some thematic elements.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 141571455X
Branch Call Number: DVD 793.33 MAD
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Hi, This is Carmen. Please let me know if I can pick it up tomorrow Saturday a.m. Thanks.

Report This Aug 11, 2012
  • modestgoddess rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When is Hamilton-Wentworth DSB going to bring ballroom dancing into the curriculum? Hurrah for New York City that they have it! Nice to see these children giving it their all (well, most of them) and nice to see the enthusiasm of the dance instructors, too. Could've done without the rather rambling musings of the children on which boys or girls are hot or who likes whom - didn't really add anything. The dancing was great to see, though - amazing what Grade 4/5 kids can do in one semester.

Report This Jun 22, 2010
  • alleycat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Have you not seen this film? Place a hold immediately! Very inspiring documentary on New York City's inner school ballroom dancing program (mandatory for all students) and the one team that outshone them all. My young children (particularly, my daughter) really enjoyed this also.

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