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Mad Hot Ballroom

Why has New York City's school district made ballroom dancing a mandatory part of the curriculum for fifth-graders? Find out in this top-tapping documentary. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 12 May 2005
Video Release: 17 Oct 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In addition to dancing, what skills do the children learn? How are teachers portrayed in this film? In what ways do their examples affect the children in their classrooms?

The citywide contest is the culminating event for the students. How do the children learn to deal with success and failure at the competition? How do they support one another and develop a team attitude?

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