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Singin' in the Rain(1952)
Widely considered the best musical ever made, this tribute to Hollywood is about an actress who can't sing trying to move into sound films.
Choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, the film deals with the industry’s transition from silent to ‘talkies’, and its stars’ navigation of the studio system. Debbie Reynolds, who features as the behind-the-scenes talent who deserves a starring role was originally a gymnast, and received coaching from Fred Astaire to be able to dance on Gene Kelly’s level.Read more
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in this delightful classic musical which shows off their fancy footwork and romantic chemistry.
Screwball comedy based on misunderstandings with hilarious consequences, concocted to showcase the talent of it dancers. Astaire’s character’s initial bravado is shown off with noisy tap routines, inspiring Rogers’ contempt. However, the choreography evolves as a mutual attraction develops, with mockery in their steps becoming mimicry as their sympathy grows.Read more
Popular dance movie in which a young streetwise troublemaker doing community service at a dance school meets a dancer who needs a partner in a hurry.
A film that celebrates overcoming class prejudice and embracing collaboration in order to reach new creative heights, it saw the release of a popular modern and street dance mash-up series of films. The original is choreographed by Jamal Sims, who has worked on numerous films and theatre productions as well as tour choreography for performers such as Madonna and Miley Cyrus.Read more
Two plucky kids attempt to save their beloved youth club by staging an exciting and energetic street dance show!
Akai Osei, who got his break on the screen by winning a TV dance competition, stars in this feel-good British film about a group of young people who come together to save the youth club that gives them the space to dance– something they all have their personal reasons for needing.Read more
Mad Hot Ballroom(2005)
An uplifting, thought-provoking documentary about a group of ordinary eleven year olds who set out to compete in a ballroom dance contest in New York.
Timing and teamwork are the valuable lessons that young people take away when they’re enrolled in ballroom dancing classes, that bring together young people across New York City to perform. Overcoming their initial hesitation about the dance form, those that participate discover a new sense of self-esteem, and a set of killer dance moves!Read more
In 1879 Paris, an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina takes on the identity of another in order to enrol at a prestigious ballet school.
Félicie can’t wait to escape her rural orphanage to experience the cultural delights of Paris. Tricking her way into the Opera Ballet where the strictly disciplined moves are beyond her untrained feet, Félicie must work twice as hard and practice ballet every moment of the day to keep up with the others, and keep her dream alive.Read more
Tone-deaf Mumble is a brilliant dancer - but that's no good when Emperor penguins are supposed to find a mate by singing.
This film about celebrating our different talents features dancing sequences motion-captured from human dancers, who had to undergo penguin training in order to learn how to move their feet in that distinctive way. Tap dancer Savion Glover choreographed many of the film’s sequences, and provided the footwork for main character Mumble.Read more
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