Dance with Me
Dance with Me (1998)

When a handsome young Cuban arrives in Houston, his passion for life immediately breathes new energy into the faded Excelsior Dance Studio. There he teaches one of the instructors the most important lesson of her life: sometimes the most… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 21, 1998
DVD Release Date: January 12, 1999
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Consensus: Shallow script, weak direction.

Leonard Klady

The real creative opportunities lie in visual and choreographic options, and Haines doesn't miss a beat in either department.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Although the movie bubbles occasionally, it never boils.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Upbeat dance-romance is fine for tweens and up.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
Time Out

The use of Plowright as a middle-aged frump wanting to get in on the sexy action is deeply patronizing.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

Throughout the film, Haines treats...banal moments as epiphanies, telegraphing every feeling and thought with annoying coyness.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

For every cliché embraced in its entirety, another is subverted just enough that you're pleasantly surprised.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

What is it about dance, that most joyous of arts, that inspires so many bad movies?

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Although Dance With Me disappoints on almost every level, it still leaves you mildly elated...


Too insubstantial to rise above being anything other than feel-good fluff...

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Watchable but easily forgetable
Deb S
A fun film in spite of a drab storyline and most enjoyable because of the dance scenes! The male lead is handsome, likable and gives a reasonable acting… More
Leigh Ryan
I love anything with dancing in it. :)
Yinalí Ríos
Classic movie.
Dannielle Albert
Exciting! Shows the devastating effects of premarital sex.