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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Dance with Me is a romance set in the world of ballroom dancing that has strong messages about having dreams and striving to achieve them. The plot depends upon two past incidents in which children were born to unmarried moms, and one father who is unaware that he has a son. Exuberant, sensual dancing and some revealing costumes stay within the boundaries of traditional ballroom competition. In addition, there is some passionate kissing and occasional mild swearing (i.e., "hell," "goddamn," "a--hole").
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What's the story?
Former Miss America Vanessa Williams and Latin superstar Cheyanne star in DANCE WITH ME, the story of a Cuban man who comes to Texas in search of his father and brings a new spirit to the people who work at a run-down dance studio. Cheyanne plays Rafael, who leaves Puerto Rico after his mother's death to take a handyman job in the dance studio owned by John (Kris Kristofferson). Williams plays Ruby, a dance teacher determined to win the international championship. Rafael's sweet nature endears him to everyone, even Ruby, a single mother whose past has left her reluctant to trust anyone.
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- In theaters: August 21, 1998
- On DVD or streaming: January 12, 1999
- Cast: Chayanne, Jane Krakowski, Vanessa Williams
- Director: Randa Haines
- Studio: Columbia Tristar
- Genre: Drama
- Topics: Arts and Dance
- Run time: 126 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG
- MPAA explanation: mild language and sensuality
- Last updated: November 11, 2020
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