Anakana Schofield – Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Mad Hot Ballroom

bogtrot rather than foxtrot…

This documentary Mad Hot Ballroom (see link below) is the most fun and engaging thing I’ve seen since my wisdom teeth were removed. Various groups of grade 5 children from public schools in New York have to take ballroom dancing classes, with a view to this competition. It’s very charming and funny and curiously gripping watching the children negotiating everything involved, including each other.  This link has a list of clips from the documentary.

I recommend “change partners” and “getting to know the kids.”  

http://www.paramountvantage.com/madhot/index-site.html 

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