First Position

First Position

DVD - 2012
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Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. This documentary follows six dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet.
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Media Group, [2012]
ISBN: 9780788616037
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.802 FIR
Additional Contributors: MPI Media Group


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Apr 12, 2016

I enjoy dance documentaries. It highlights the sacrifices that young dancers must make, essentially giving up their childhood to pirouette like a pro. I liked the far-reaching scope of this doc, and for anyone who enjoys dance, FIRST POSITION will be right up your alley.

Sep 19, 2015

Very good peak into the world of Youth Ballet competition - a world I had never visited before; glad I did.

bandblair Sep 10, 2013

It was good, but I felt like I had seen it all before. Most dance documentaries are similar.

love_my_library_card Aug 25, 2013

Excellent behind-the-scenes documentary about the world of children's ballet, showing the daily hard work of aspiring dancers and the intense performance competition for scholarships and job offers.

btmslt Jun 18, 2013

An interesting filn concerning the dedication and hard work required from children who aspire to become world-class ballerinas.

May 06, 2013

If you enjoyed First Position I recommend Every Little Step which follows dancers as they audition for the Broadway revival of a Chorus Line.

Mar 10, 2013

A good look at the blood sweat and tears that goes into being a professional dancer.Serious athletes of any sport will appreciate and enjoy this documentary.

Sunflower19 Mar 08, 2013

Love this documentary~ Bought me to tears...really shows you exactly what a young passionate child is willing to do to follow and achieve their dreams!

Feb 26, 2013

I'm not a huge fan of ballet but I truly enjoyed this DVD. I was totally charmed by each of the dancers featured, and awe struck at their amazing talent, dedication and perseverance. I was on my seat rooting for each performer during the section where they were being filmed at the Youth America Grand Prix. This documentary was so engrossing, I watched all the "special features" too!

Feb 20, 2013

Well, I don't love ballet, but I loved this documentary. I do appreciate the hard work and perseverance of these young athletes and their families. I think the tempo and editing in the film was great. Both my granddaughters loved watching it with me. There's some suspense because one injury (seen as minor in other sports) can derail a career.

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