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Author: Diane NabatoffMichelle GraceChristopher GodsickDianne HoustonLiz FriedlanderAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : New Line Home Entertainment, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Dance
Musical
Comedy
Drama
Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Nabatoff; Michelle Grace; Christopher Godsick; Dianne Houston; Liz Friedlander; Antonio Banderas; Rob Brown; Alfre Woodard; Alex Nepomniaschy; Aaron Zigman; Swizz Beatz; JoAnn Jansen; New Line Cinema Corporation.; Tiara Blu Films.; New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780655222 9780780655225
OCLC Number: 69242745
Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Inspired by the life of Pierre Dulaine, creator of "Dancing Classrooms" for public schools in New York City.
Special features: Deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary by director Liz Friedlander ; You take the lead - multi-angle tango ; Meet the dungeon kids (17 min.) ; Between the steps: a profile of Pierre Dulaine (17 min.) ; Liz, Swizz, and Ziggy: the director & her music team (10 min.) ; Feature commentary with director Liz Friedlander and editor Robert Ivison ; Trailer remixes ; Trailers ; DVD-ROM features.
Credits: Director of photography, Alex Nepomniaschy ; editor, Robert Ivison ; music, Swizz Beatz, Aaron Zigman.
Cast: Antonio Banderas (Pierre Dulaine), Rob Brown (Rock), Yaya DaCosta (LaRhette), Dante Basco (Ramos), John Ortiz (Mr. Temple), Laura Benanti (Tina), Marcus T. Paulk (Eddie), Jenna Dewan (Sasha), Alfre Woodard (Augustine James).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Contents: Opening credits --
Galas --
Justice --
A true gentleman --
An introduction --
Chance to absorb --
Welcome to the foxtrot --
Check this out! --
White bread --
Home sweet home --
Rip --
They need help --
Trust is to be earned --
Concerned parents --
Can you feel it? --
You're welcome --
Please don't freak out --
Let's walk/end titles.
Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents a Tiara Blu Films production ; produced by Diane Nabatoff, Michelle Grace, Christopher Godsick ; written by Dianne Houston ; directed by Liz Friedlander.

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Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults.

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