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Jennifer Merin

Movie Review: First Position

By May 14, 2012

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In First Position, first time filmmaker Bess Kargman follows six extremely talented, remarkably dedicated and decidely appealing tween and teenage ballet dancers in their grueling preparations for the Youth America Grand Prix, an international competition that rewards the winners with coveted scholarships to top ballet training programs or jobs with professional ballet companies.

Few aspirants have a chance at achieving a career as a professional ballet dancer, but judging by their astonishing leaps and pirouettes, these boys and girls will soon soar to stardom.

First Position is now playing in theaters in limited release. Read my full review.

('First Position' Poster Art. Courtesy of Sundance Selects/IFC Films).

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