Welcome to the Dance Movies page
Mad Hot Ballroom
A charming and delightful
"feel-good" movie that you'll want to take the whole family
to see... EVERYONE should see this movie, whether you're married or single
or have kids or not. You'll cry and laugh hysterically all at the same
time. Now being shown in select local theatres and most recently at the
"E Street Cinema", 11th & E, NW, Washington DC. Watch the
trailer by visiting www.MadHotBallroom.com
Ballroom. Latin and Swing
classes will begin for 5th graders and up on
Saturdays at 10:30am, starting June 4th, 2005 at the Chevy
Contact Terry Chasteen at TerryChasteen@hotmail.com or 202-462-0870 for
here to print a one-page flyer of these classes
All of the following dance-related movies are available
on video tape and/or DVD and should be easy to find for rental or purchase.
Ratings are from 1 to 5 stars, with 1 star being the lowest rating and
5 the highest. If you know of a great dancing movie that should be on
this page, send an e-mail to: TerryChasteen@hotmail.com.
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD...
Starring Richard Gere (John Clark), Jennifer Lopez (Paulina), Susan Sarandon
(Beverly Clark) and more. A workaholic lawyers life and marriage takes
an unexpected twirl when he follows a beautiful woman to a Chicago dance
studio and becomes a clandestine ballroom dance competitor. (Click
here for the movie synopsis)
Head Of State (2003)
Starring Chris Rock, Bernie Mack and TERRY CHASTEEN! (OK,
so it wasn't really a dance movie...nor did I actually
star in it...but the best part of the whole picture,
according to EVERYONE, including CHRIS ROCK
(as he stated on OPRAH) was THE DANCING!...and
which actually DOES include "yours truly"
as well as other Chevy Chase Ballroom dancers in numerous segments of
the film, in the movie trailer, in almost all of the promotional TV ads
and in the MOVIE CREDITS! (not so bad for a 56-year-old
Ballroom, Latin and Hip Hop-dancing Geek). Plus it included as many of
my Ballroom & Latin-dancing friends as I could get in at the last
minute on short notice [And we're getting royalties!!...so watch it on
HBO and buy all of your friends and loved ones DVD's for their birthdays
and during the holidays and we'll get even MORE!]). Click
on the above graphics to visit the "Head Of State Photo Gallery".
the Last Dance (2001)
Starring Julia Stiles. A Ballet dancer who rediscovers her love of dance(Ballet
and Hip Hop).
Starring Amanda Schull. A story of a young Ballet dancer.
the Floor (1999)
A dance spectacular. A combination of ballroom and modern style dance.
A must see!
With Me (1998)
Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, and Kris Kristofferson star. A Cuban boy who
loses his mother comes to America to meet his dancer father, who has no
idea he exists. Incredible dancing by the top International Latin professionals.
Reader ratings on Movies.com are 100% 5 stars.
Shall We Dance? (1997) Also known as Shall
We Dansu? (1996) in Japanese.
Starring Koji Yakusho (hohei Sugiyama), Tamiyo Kusakari (Mai Kishikawa),
Naoto Takenaka (Tomio Aoki), Eriko Watanabe (Toyoko Takahashi), Akira
Emoto (Toru Miwa) and more. Overworked accountant Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho)
sees a beautiful woman in the window of the Kishikawa School of Dancing.
Despite being married, Sugiyama is compelled by the image of the woman
to investigate. Soon he's taking dance lessons at night, and when he comes
home late smelling of perfume, his wife gets suspicious. Sugiyama becomes
quite good at ballroom dance and enters a dance competition with the woman
he saw in the window, Mai (Tamiyo Kusakari).
This is the original version of the Richard Gere/Jennifer Lopez movie
in Japanese with English sub text. You start out thinking that the subtext
will be annoying, but the movie is so entertaining, that you don't even
realize it's there. Definitely a fun-filled "must see".
A classic with Patrick Swayze. Great dancing.
To Sea (1997)
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau star as con artists bent on dancing their
way into the hearts of rich widows aboard a cruise ship.
of a Woman (1992)
A story of a blind man showing a young college boy the ropes. Al Pacino
has a great Tango scene.
There's something in the air. It might be love -- but it isn't.A life
lived in fear... ...is a life half lived. A hilarious movie about a man
getting into Competitive Ballroom Dancing. A "must see"
and a classic!
Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the
chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in
dancing "his own steps". His funky and improvised moves cause
his dance partner, Liz (Gia Carides), to leave him. His unorthodox manner
upsets his mother, herself a former ballroom dance champion and the Dance
Federation chairwoman. Scott doesn't care and auditions potential new
partners, hoping to find someone who'll get what he's doing. A mousy ugly
duckling named Fran (Tara Morice) believes in Scott and finally gets up
the courage to try out, but he's offended at her nerve … that is,
until he sees her potential and passion.Together, these two misfits try
to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom
Confederation that they are wrong when they say, "there are no new
Paul Mercurio .... Scott Hastings, Ballroom Champion
Tara Morice .... Fran, Scott's partner
Bill Hunter .... Barry Fife, Federation President
Pat Thomson .... Shirley Hastings, Scott's mother/cosmetics consultant
Gia Carides .... Liz Holt, Scott's partner
Peter Whitford .... Les Kendall, Scott's coach/Dance Studio owner
Barry Otto .... Doug Hastings, Scott's father
John Hannan .... Ken Railings
Sonia Kruger .... Tina Sparkle
Kris McQuade .... Charm Leachman
A group of boys living in World War II Germany rebel by listening and
dancing to Nazi-banned American Swing music. Their days of fun are numbered,
as the chaotic world in which they live tears them apart. The movie, itself
somewhat depressing...the dancing; out of this world.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Starring John Travolta (Tony Manero), Karen Lynn Gorney (Stephanie), Barry
Miller (Bobby C.), Joseph Call (Joey), Paul Pape (Double J) and more.
The movie that almost single-handedly popularized disco music stars John
Travolta as Tony Manero, a 19-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., kid who lives with
his family and works in a paint store. But at night, Tony transforms himself
into a dancing machine, and the combination of his polyester suits and
wicked disco moves makes him a nightclub legend. The soundtrack features
songs from The Bee Gees and other '70s icons.
A great movie for any time of the year, and another "must
see" classic starring Bing Crosby (Bob Wallace), Danny Kaye
(Phil Davis), Rosemary Clooney (Betty Haynes) and Vera-Ellen (Judy Haynes).
Wonderful dancing and singing by all four.