Last night I was perusing Netflix for an educational documentary (okay, maybe I was really looking for a sappy rom com—shh!) when something popped up on my screen: First Position. As in the super-awesome Youth America Grand Prix documentary First Position! I was thrilled to say the least. But before I could hit play, a slew of other dance flicks caught my eye. And they looked very promising.
So, if you’re wondering what to do this weekend (other than rehearse), we think you should host a dance movie marathon! Connect Netflix instant streaming to your TV and you’ll have hours of pure dance entertainment. Plus, your friends will love you for it.
Here are a few flicks we think you should check out:
According to Netflix: “This 2009 documentary profiles five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre, following them from rehearsals to performances around the globe.”
According to Netflix: “Follow dancers training for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, where the stakes are high.”
Mao’s Last Dancer
According to Netflix: “Peasant villager Li Cunxin studies ballet in far-off Beijing, where he trains for seven grueling years to become one of China’s greatest dancers.”
You Got Served: Beat the World
According to Netflix: “In this follow-up to the 2004 dance flick You Got Served, three battling dance crews perfect their moves for the global Beat the World contest.”
According to Netflix: “This inspiring documentary chronicles the adventures of the first-ever senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets basketball team.”
According to Netflix: “Fifteen-year-old Tara Webster’s dream of dancing comes true when she gets into a top dance academy. She soon realizes dancing is only half the battle.”
Be sure to tell us which movie was your favorite in the comments section!