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“First Position” Intrigues and Inspires

The dancers prepare backstage.

Even if a night at the ballet strikes you as a snooze fest, you’ll find yourself mesmerized with dance during First Position. Don’t be surprised if by the end you’re on the edge of your seat rooting for young dancers as they overcome impossible circumstances. First time director Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary offers an inside look at the training regime of child ballet dancers.

First Position follows seven kids from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

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