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Take the lead

A ballroom dance teacher takes his classical training to an inner-city school and gives his students something to believe in - themselves.

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  • "Take the lead"
  • "Entrez dans la danse"@en
  • "Kuralsızlar"
  • "Ulični tango"
  • "Toma mi mano"

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  • ""Follows the true story of a ballroom dance teacher Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) who leaves the wealth of New York City's Upper Eastside to teach in a gritty, gang-infested high school in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods"--Container."
  • "A ballroom dance teacher takes his classical training to an inner-city school and gives his students something to believe in - themselves."@en
  • "A ballroom dance teacher takes his classical training to an inner-city school and gives his students something to believe in - themselves."
  • "The sensuous thrill of ballroom dancing collides with the hip-hop world of self-expression in Take the Lead. Antonio Banderas (Desperado, The Mask of Zorro) stars as Pierre Dulaine, a dance teacher who--perhaps to fill a void in his own life--decides to teach the foxtrot and the tango to a group of inner-city high school students who've been put in detention. The kids sullenly resist this intruder with his silly box-steps, but gradually succumb to the allure of passion channeled into physical grace. It's a lot of hooey, of course--the stories about the individual kids are shallow melodrama--but a movie like this isn't so much about plot as about dancing, and the dancing bewitches. The main problem of Take the Lead is that there isn't enough dancing; at least half of the personal struggle of the students could be jettisoned and happily be replaced by fifteen minutes of a sleek and sexy rhumba. Still, Banderas has a warm, ingratiating presence and can spout platitudes about dance with conviction; Alfre Woodard (Crooklyn, Desperate Housewives) has her usual charismatic authority as the school's hard-nosed principal; and the dance competition at the movie's end gives the movie the lift it's wanted for the previous hour and a half. --Bret Fetzer."
  • "A ballroom dance teacher takes his classical training to an inner-city school and gives his students something to believe in, themselves."
  • "Pierre Dulaine, hired by an inner city high school principal to supervise detention for the school's most troubled students. When he takes a genuine interest in the kids themselves, a new style of dance is born that takes the students all the way to a national competition...and to finally believe in themselves."
  • "The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids."@en
  • "A former professional dancer (Banderas) volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. While his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane."
  • "Internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. His background clashes with his students' tastes ... but together they create a completely new style of dance."@en
  • "Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults."@en
  • "Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults."
  • "Antonia Banderas stars as a committed dance teacher in this musical drama, based on a true story. Volunteering to teach dance in New York public schools, Pierre (Banderas) finds his background clashing with the underprivileged kids in his class, but out of the conflicts between them he manages to forge a completely new style."
  • "Pierre Dulane is a former professional ballroom dancer who volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. At first his background clashes with his students' tastes, but together Dulane and his students create a completely new style of dance."
  • "Pierre Dulane is a former professional ballroom dancer who volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. At first his background clashes with his students' tastes, but together Dulane and his students create a completely new style of dance."@en

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  • "Take the lead Toma mi mano"
  • "Take the lead"@en
  • "Take the lead"
  • "Take the Lead"