Before Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann directed what I consider to be one of the best dance / romantic comedies / guilty pleasures ever made. Strictly Ballroom is a quirky and charming peakÂ into the world of competitve ballroom dancing.
Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer that believes in dancing “his own steps”. Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckling. Together, these two try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, “there are no new steps!”
Be warned that this movie is only for people with a love for dance or a soft spot for movies like Dirty Dancing.