FILMS ABOUT DANCE

BILLY ELLIOT

(Dance; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness) [12+]

DEGAS AND THE DANCER

(Visual Arts; World/France; Dance; SEL — Talent, Ambition, Mother/Daughter, Sisters; Ethical Emphasis — Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [8 – 13]

DANCEMAKER

(Biography/Taylor; Dance; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

MAO’S LAST DANCER

(Literature: Nonfiction; Literary Devices: allegory/parable; Biography; World/China; U.S.: 1945 – Present; Dance; SEL: Breaking Out; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

THE RED SHOES

[Dance; Music/Classical; SEL: Talent; Work/Career; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [12+]

SHALL WE DANCE?

(Dance; World/Japan; SEL: Breaking Out; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

STRICTLY BALLROOM

(Dance; World/Australia; SEL: Breaking Out; Talent; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [9+]

THE TURNING POINT

(Dance; U.S./1945 – 1991; SEL: Marriage; Mother/Daughter; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Work/Career; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+]

WHITE NIGHTS

(Dance; World/Cold War & Russia; U.S./Diversity; SEL: Breaking Out; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [13+]

FILMS THAT CONTAIN BEAUTIFUL DANCE PERFORMANCES

COPPELIA

(SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [5+]

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

(Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance; SEL: Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [7+]

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

(Dance; Drama/Musicals; SEL: Breaking Out; Friendship, Peer Pressure; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [8 – 14]

THE KING AND I

(Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 – 1865; Dance/Performance; SEL: Courage, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [8+]

THE MUSIC MAN

(Drama/Musicals; U.S. 1865 – 1913; Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [6+]

THE NUTCRACKER

(Dance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [5+]

OKLAHOMA!

(Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913 & Oklahoma; Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

SHOW BOAT

(U.S./1865 – 1913 & Diversity; Cinema; Drama/Musicals; Dance/Performance; SEL: Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [11+]

SWAN LAKE

(Dance/Performance; ELA; SEL: Romantic Relations; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+; Literary devices analyzed: metaphor; symbol.]

WEST SIDE STORY

(Drama/Musicals; U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & New York; Dance/Performance; SEL: Fighting; Revenge; Romantic Relationships; Bad Associations; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]