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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Six young ballet students, all from different backgrounds, prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, a competition in which dance schools and companies from around the world scout for new talent.


Director: Bess Kargman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

First Position (2012)

Release Date: May 4th, 2012|1 hr. 30 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of First Position is the relationship between aspirant and teacher. show more

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    First Position shows the dancers' emotions, but it is weaker in building the suspense of the competition. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Their devotion to their art is admirable, and the film gets under the skin, if never really in our blood. show more

  • May 26, 2012 Mira Greenwald
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    Fantastic film

  • May 09, 2012 sanle7
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    Fantastic Dance film.....I urge anyone who loves dance to go to this film!!!!

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