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The Dance Academy Movie

I don’t really know how to express my feelings about the new Dance Academy movie, based on the Australian television show of the same name. First things first, let’s start with the trailer… Ok. Cheesy, dance movie? Yeah you bet. Dancing that could be better? Always. Storyline and characters that so closely resemble the people…

Movie Monday | Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh (1945) is the first of 3 MGM musicals that paired up Gene Kelly with superstar Frank Sinatra… obviously the pairing proved perfect! Kelly plays Joe Brady, a sea-wolf and all around ladies man with a heart of gold (naturally.) Meanwhile Clarence Doolittle aka Brooklyn (Sinatra)  plays a naive young sailor with no skills…

Movie Monday | The Red Shoes

For today’s Dance Movie post, I’m going big with The Red Shoes…. Arguably the best representation of the ballet world ever committed to fictional film!  Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 masterpiece beautifully captures the obsessive nature of classical ballet and shrouds protagonist Victoria Page’s (Moira Shearer) struggle to choose between her true love and her love…

Movie Monday: Girl Crazy

Ok to be fair, there is not a lot of dancing in this one… But there is some, including a big snazzy ending number set to “I Got Rhythm.”  Just like my previous movie post, all the music in MGM’s 1943 film Girl Crazy is by the Gershwin brothers, which means it’s all fantastic.  And the…