• First Position (2012)

First Position

Release Date: May 4th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2012

Not Yet Rated |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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

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

  • 60

    It's a simple and lovely movie, and particularly for people who haven't seen "Spellbound," it's a great introduction to the intriguing mix of parents - neurotic, loving, pressuring, calming - who raise great kids who do great things. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    First Position overcomes its predictable elements thanks to the inherent visual drama of watching children strain their bodies to the limit in obsessive pursuit of their goals. show more

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