Ballroom Movies, Books, and More

If you just can’t get enough of ballroom, here are some movies, podcasts, and books that you should check out!

Movies:

  • Strictly Ballroom (1992) – available on netflix
  • The Tango Lesson (1997)
  • Dance With Me (1998)
  • Shall We Dance? (2004) – available on hulu
  • Take the Lead (2006)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • The Ballroom Dancer (2013) – a documentary about professional latin dancer Slavik Kryklyvyy, available on youtube
  • Faith, Hope, and Love (2019) – starring Peta Murgatroyd from DWTS
  • It’s a Fabulous World (2020) – a documentary about the ballroom industry in the US, with a focus on pro-am division. Available on youtube

Podcasts:

  • Totally Unmorganized by Morgan Larson, former DWTS troupe member. I especially liked the episodes she did with Mandy Moore and Sharna Burgess
  • The Dance Floor, by Louis and Lauren who are ballroom dance instructors

Books:

  • I’ll Never Change My Name, autobiography by Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Taking the Lead, autobiography by Derek Hough
  • Steps in Time, a biography about Fred Astaire
  • Glamour Addiction, by Juliet McMains
  • Ballroom Dancing is Not for Sissies, by Elizabeth Seagull
  • Ballroom Dance and Glamour, by Jonathan Marion
  • Everything I Learned About Sales and Success I learned on the Ballroom Dance Floor, by Tyler Hershberger

Miscellaneous:

  • Kristyn Burtt’s To The Pointe interviews w/prominent choreographers and dancers of multiple styles including many who have been on SYTYCD and DWTS – Pasha & Daniella, Gleb Savchenko, Jenna Johnson, etc.
  • Watch the Baby Ballroom tv series available on Netflix if you want to be wowed by pint-sized competitors
  • www.Dancecompreview.com is an online publication dedicated to ballroom dancing with lots of interesting videos and articles
  • www.dancesportlife.com has a blog and a podcast about all things ballroom dancing

Enjoy!

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