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Take the Lead DVD Review

Antonio Banderas teaches inner-city kids how to ballroom dance in his newest flick, Take the Lead.
Courtesy of New Line

Antonio Banderas takes on the role of real-life ballroom instructor, Pierre Dulaine, who teaches inner-city kids how to dance. Find out if Take the Lead sizzles or fizzles!

Take the Lead - Kidz In the Hood

After a night of whirling around the dance floor, Pierre Dulaine is heading home when he runs into a high school senior named Rock, who's in the middle of trashing the principal's car. Wanting to reach out to troubled teens and teach them a thing or two about respect and manners, he signs up to teach ballroom dancing to the school rejects. Think these tough, New York inner-city kids - who love all things hip-hop - will embrace the waltz and the foxtrot?

Take the Lead - Ballroom Meets Hip-Hop

Meet the school rejects serving time in detention - Rock, who's dangerously close to joining a gang, Larhette (played by former ANTM contestant, Yaya DaCosta), who blames Rock for the death of her brother, Caitlin (played by Degrassi's Lauren Collins), a rich girl who doesn't exactly have it easy, and a whole crew of other teens with problems. At first, ballroom dancing is just a joke to them, but things heat up when they fuse ballroom and breakdance to come up with something fresh!

Take the Lead - A Few False Steps

After a slow start, Pierre gets the students fired up to compete in the ballroom championship. But inbetween scenes of smoldering tangos and funky breakbeats, you might get d
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Do You Know How to Ballroom Dance?

  • Yeah, I can cha cha with the best of 'em!
  • I know a few waltz steps, but that's it.
  • No, but I'm taking classes soon.
  • I'm not interested cuz it's not cool.

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