Body Beat (1988)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Dance Film, Musical Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy, USA  |  
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Remember all those 1940s collegiate musicals, where the finale came down to "Swing vs. the Classics"? Replace "Swing" with "Modern Jazz and Rock", and you've got Body Beat. A tradition-bound ballet academy is invaded by a bunch of free-form dancers. Rather than form a united front against these interlopers, the teachers begin taking sides! Outside of this little twist, nothing much new here. Originally titled Dance Academy, this Italian/American film features Julie Newmar in an extended cameo appearance.

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stranger, ballet-dance, competition, dance [art], finances, friendship, jazz, love, music, rival, romance, student, teacher