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Dancing Up a Storm in 'Mad Hot Ballroom'

Young dancers are at the heart of 'Mad, Hot Ballroom'
Young dancers are at the heart of 'Mad, Hot Ballroom'

For some viewers, the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom is a trip back to days they might long to forget.

Director Marilyn Agrelo shot dance classes and rehearsals at 60 New York City schools, following young partners in an increasingly intense competition featuring the meringue, rumba, tango, foxtrot and swing.

Agrelo, who also produced the film, has described it as a love poem to New York. It's about to open nationwide.

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