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Dance Movies


Students taking private lessons at our Elite Synergy Dance studio in Adelaide have free access to our growing movie library!

Here is a short list of dance-related movies you may want to rent on your own for some extra infomation:


Swing-(1995?) Lisa Stansfield; best contemporary original movie soundtrack for swing, in my opinion.

Swing Kids (1993) – Good plot!




The Tango Lesson (1997), starring Sally Potter and Pablo Verón, directed by Sally Potter

Tango (1998), starring Cecilia Narova and Mía Maestro, directed by Carlos Saura

Assassination Tango (2002), starring Robert Duvall, Rubén Blades and Kathy Baker, directed by Robert Duvall

Scent of a Woman (1992), Al Pacino as blind Colonel dances a legendary ballroom tango.

Addams Family Values (1993), Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston dance a tango so passionate that it literally burns the floor and makes all the champagne bottles in the nightclub pop their corks.

Happy Together (1997), directed by Wong Kar-wai ; one tango scene.

Rent (2005) had Anthony Rapp and Tracie Thoms perform a semi-elaborate bisexual ballroom tango in the song “Tango: Maureen” to describe their emotional relations and issues over a girl they both dated.

Frida (2002), about the life of the amazing Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (or mostly her stormy relationship with Diego Rivera, actually) is not a dance movie. But it deserves note here for the passionate tango scene between Frida (Salma Hayak) and the photographer Tina Modotti (Ashley Judd.)


Salsa and Latin Dance:


Dance With Me (1998) Chayanne, Vanessa Williams; worth a look for the opening scene alone!

Dirty Dancing; Havana Nights (2004) This sequel has a cameo by Patrick Swayze.