Take the lead

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[New York, NY] : New Line Home Entertainment, ©2006.
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1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
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General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
General Note
Inspired by the life of Pierre Dulaine, creator of "Dancing Classrooms" for public schools in New York City.
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Special features: Deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary by director Liz Friedlander ; You take the lead - multi-angle tango ; Meet the dungeon kids (17 min.) ; Between the steps: a profile of Pierre Dulaine (17 min.) ; Liz, Swizz, and Ziggy: the director & her music team (10 min.) ; Feature commentary with director Liz Friedlander and editor Robert Ivison ; Trailer remixes ; Trailers ; DVD-ROM features.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Alex Nepomniaschy ; editor, Robert Ivison ; music, Swizz Beatz, Aaron Zigman.
Antonio Banderas (Pierre Dulaine), Rob Brown (Rock), Yaya DaCosta (LaRhette), Dante Basco (Ramos), John Ortiz (Mr. Temple), Laura Benanti (Tina), Marcus T. Paulk (Eddie), Jenna Dewan (Sasha), Alfre Woodard (Augustine James).
Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults.
System Details
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned in English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fregalette-Jansen, J., Swizz Beatz., Zigman, A., Nepomniaschy, A., Woodard, A., Banderas, A., Brown, R., Friedlander, L., Houston, D., Godsick, C., Grace, M., & Nabatoff, D. (2006). Take the lead . New Line Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

JoAnn, Fregalette-Jansen et al.. 2006. Take the Lead. [New York, NY]: New Line Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

JoAnn, Fregalette-Jansen et al.. Take the Lead [New York, NY]: New Line Home Entertainment, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fregalette-Jansen, JoAnn,, et al. Take the Lead New Line Home Entertainment, 2006.

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