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Mad Hot Ballroom

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Release Date: May 13, 2005 (NY; wider release: May 20)
Studio: Paramount Classics
Director: Marilyn Agrelo
Screenwriter: Amy Sewell
Starring: Not available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: PG (for some thematic elements)
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Plot Summary: Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen", on their way to try to compete in the final city-wide competition.

Providing unique insight into the incredible cultural diversity that is New York City, this film profiles several kids from three schools (out of 60) at this dynamic age, when becoming that "cool" teenager vies for position with familiar innocence, while they learn the Merengue, Rumba, Tango, Foxtrot and Swing.

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