Dance Movies

Few things get your toes tapping like a good dance movie. From ballet to salsa to hip-hop, these tuneful favorites will have you and your kids cutting a rug in no time. While your kids break out their best moves, they might also learn something about character strengths and life skills. For more inspiration to get your feet moving, check out Dance Games and Musicals for Kids.

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Pocoyo: Pocoyo Fiesta

age 3+

Festive tales encourage preschoolers to get up and dance.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Angelina Ballerina: Dancing on Ice

age 4+

Mouse pals overcome friendship foibles, learn lessons.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story

age 5+

Inspirational animated tale of famous black ballerina soars.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Happy Feet

age 8+

Well-meaning animation is oddly sexual; some scary moments.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight

age 6+

Young dancer learns lessons in sweet live-action movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Leap!

age 6+

Animated ballet adventure is heartwarming but uneven.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Singin' in the Rain

age 6+

Often considered the finest musical of all time.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1952)
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The Wiz Live!

age 6+

Brilliant, star-studded performance is great family fare.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

age 8+

Inspirational docu has positive messages, role models.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Dance with Me

age 8+

Upbeat dance-romance is fine for tweens and up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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Getting to the Nutcracker

age 8+

Compelling docu about young dancers who live for ballet.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Mad Hot Ballroom

age 8+

Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

age 8+

Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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A Ballerina's Tale

age 9+

Engrossing dance docu introduces powerful role model.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Another Cinderella Story

age 9+

Selena Gomez brings fresh pop fun to an old tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Ballerina

age 9+

Great ballet docu about five girls with no iffy content.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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First Position

age 9+

Inspiring documentary about hardworking young dancers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Cats

age 10+

Big-screen musical adaptation is both strange and magical.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Ballet 422

age 10+

Dance fans will love behind-the-scenes look at ballet.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Feel the Beat

age 10+

Dancer learns kindness from her students; mild language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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