Mad Hot Ballroom

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.

PG 2005 105 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 8+

To the reviewer that was upset it was a dance "competition"

Like it or not life is a competition: * Graduating near the top of the class in High School is a competition. * Getting into a great college is a competition. * Applying for jobs after is a competition. * Buying a house is a competition. * Finding your partner is a competition. and on and on and on... It would be great if we could all have ocean front property in a safe town with amazing schools. I actually wish living some place safe was not a competition, but even that is. Raising your kids to count on "participation trophies" in adult life is not going to serve them well in "the real world"
age 7+

Loved it...full of fun

Really a great mix of kids learning to love dancing and get much positive growth from it.... the competitive part showed some interesting things about kids who HAD to win and others who just had fun... Most of the teachers are good but you could see a few who clearly need to learn to chill a bit ... It's a really wonderful time watching though.

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