Yes, this blog is about marketing your dance studio, but I’ve just got to share a fantastic dance film I had the pleasure of seeing last night at the Portland International Film Festival. First Position tells the story of six remarkable dancers, aged 9 to 19, who compete in the high-stakes Youth America Grand Prix finals in NYC.
It was the type of feel good movie where people burst out in applause not once, but many times throughout the movie. I also teared up with the rest of the audience, as did my husband (so sweet!).
You will certainly also recognize the dedication, love, and pain that goes into dedicating one’s life to dance. I hardily recommend it to all studio owners, dancers, and dance parents. You can view the film’s trailer below:
First Position is slated for release in the United States, Canada and Australia/NZ in May, 2012. I look forward to seeing it again soon (and likely more than once)!