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This acclaimed new documentary follows the struggles, sacrifices and triumphs of six young dancers as they vie for the top prize in one of the world's most prestigious children's ballet competitions.
In the competitive world of classical dance, perfection is paramount. The documentary First Position explores this theme as it follows six young dancers at one of the most prestigious children's ballet competitions in the world: the Youth America Grand Prix. Director Bess Kargman interviews the competitors, their families and teachers, and we learn of the many sacrifices made for the sake of ballet. The kids' love for dance helps them struggle through injured feet and near exhaustion, all while navigating the drama and changes that come with adolescence. Prepare to be moved and inspired by these gifted young dancers.