Our Picks for Family-Friendly Dance Movies

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It’s still cold outside so why not curl up on the couch with your budding ballerina and get some inspiration from some family-friendly dance movies. Make a bowl of popcorn, dim the lights, and be inspired.

A Ballerina’s Tale: Not Rated

Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet

Leap: PG

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight: G

Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She’s thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school.

Ballet 422: PG

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.

Mr Gaga: Not Rated

Trust us, you’re gonna go gaga for this one! The documentary shares footage of rehearsals and performances that celebrate the career of choreographer Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company who’s best known for developing the movement language known as Gaga

First Position: Not Rated

Just a friendly reminder that this gem is still on Netflix. Whether you’re basking in the memories of YAGP’s past, or getting pumped for next year’s season, it’s always the right time to watch this documentary. Follow the stories of six young ballet dancers as they prepare for one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world

Ballet Shoes: PG

The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.

Billy Elliot: PG-13

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family

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