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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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Mad Hot Ballroom is rated PG: for some thematic elements

Cast: Heather Berman, Paul Daggett
Studio: 2005 Paramount Pictures

Detailed Review

Introducing mandatory ballroom dancing as part of the curriculum in the public school system might sound like a brave initiative. It's even gutsier when you consider the students involved… 
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In addition to dancing, what skills do the children learn? How are teachers portrayed… 
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Richard Gere is a harried businessman who discovers he has a passion for ballroom… 
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