Mad Hot Ballroom

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.
ISBN: 9781415714553
Branch Call Number: DOC 793.33 MAD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 minutes)
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Jun 15, 2018

I love this movie. I saw it when it first came out at the theatre with my then-5th grader son, have seen it multiple times since, and got the DVD for my personal library. Endearing, inspiring, uplifting, insightful-- good in so many ways. Unfortunately, no car chases, explosions, or fist fights, but then again, I'm no longer an 18-25 year old testosterone-loaded male, so that's okay.

Oct 07, 2017

This documentary is so inspiring. I learned so much from these young children. If you love to dance and enjoy working with kids. This movie is a must see.

Sep 14, 2017

Utterly wonderful ! By the end you're ready to stand up and cheer for these charming, talented kids.

Aug 11, 2012

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.

May 27, 2011

Hi, This is Carmen. Please let me know if I can pick it up tomorrow Saturday a.m. Thanks.

alleycat Jun 19, 2008

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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