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Free Outdoor Screening of Mad Hot Ballroom at Tavern on The Green, 7/13/11

by Website Update on September 9, 2011

Twilight at Tavern Screening of Mad Hot Ballroom
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Join IFP, the New York City Parks Department, Central Park Conservancy, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free outdoor screening at Tavern on the Green

Before the film, participate in a dance class taught by Dancing Classrooms founder, Pierre Dulaine, followed by a performance by the Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company!

In Paramount Pictures’ Mad Hot Ballroom, eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to “ladies and gentlemen,” on their way to try to compete in the final citywide competition. Providing unique insight into the incredible cultural diversity that is New York City, this film profiles several kids from three schools (out of 60) at this dynamic age, when becoming that “cool” teenager vies for position with familiar innocence, while they learn the merengue, rumba, tango, the foxtrot and the swing.

Film running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Visit for more information on “Made in NY” films at Twilight @ Tavern this summer.