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FIRST POSITION

What to know: First Position follows six talented young dancers (ages 9-19) from five continents as they prepare for a worldwide ballet competition that could transform their lives overnight.
Recommended age 10-18
90 minutes
FeatureFilm
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE
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This movie is great. It is an award-winning documentary that is inspiring and captivating. The actors play themselves as the film shows the audience what a life of ballet is all about. Each of the six dancers are completely dedicated to their sport as they prepare for a chance to enter one or the worlds most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix. The dancers all work hard to become one of the very best young dancers in the world. They work through bloody feet, horrible injuries and relentless exhaustion. The dancers are Aran Bell, Gaya Yemini, Michaela Deprince, Miko Fogarty, Rebecca Houseknecht, and Joan Zamora. Aran Bell has been dancing since he was four years old. He loves dancing and doesn't care what other people think. He puts aside the pain and dances through it. Gaya, an adorable dancer from Israel and was inspired by Aran's graceful dancing. She can really make dancing come alive! Michaela is incredible as she dances through excruciating pain in the finals. She is so inspiring to watch and graceful as a swan. The entire audience was cheering for her. Miko is willing to give up everything to dance. She doesn't have much time for school, friends or outside activities. Rebecca is known as "Barbie". She is extremely flexible and beautiful like Barbi. Joan's family lives in Columbia while he dances his heart out in another country. His passion and motivation is inspiring to watch. My favorite part is when Michaela dances through so much pain in her Achilles tendon. Despite the pain, she is flawless as she floats across the stage. I love feeling like I was living their hard working life right along with them. First Position is a great movie for people who love dancing and for people who are dedicated to any sport. The incredible talent will inspire you to try anything! If you want to find out who advances to the finals and wins a scholarship or $50,000 contract, find this movie at a theater near you. Julia Chestnut reporting for KIDS FIRST!
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First Position follows six talented young dancers (ages 9-19) from five continents as they prepare for a worldwide ballet competition that could transform their lives overnight.
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JULIA CHESTNUT

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