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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Dance for Me and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Dance for Me: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use Dance for Me to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively.

The discussion prompts are intentionally crafted to help a wide range of audiences think more deeply about the issues in the film. Rather than attempting to address them all, choose one or two that best meet your needs and interests. And be sure to leave time to consider taking action. Planning next steps can help people leave the room feeling energized and optimistic, even in instances when conversations have been difficult.

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Film Information

Dance for Me (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 21, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Katrine Philp Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Season Announcement | Fact Sheet


Katrine Philp
Katrine Philp

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Critical Acclaim

You think we're the only country that goes a little crazy for competition? Welcome to Denmark, where ballroom dance competitors import their partners.

— Robert Bianco, USA Today

Filmmaker Katrine Philp had tremendous access and captures Egor’s moodiness and Mie’s calculations. The teenagers are a duo to be reckoned with when they take the dance floor.

— Jacqueline Cutler, Zap2it

Philp brings a keen eye to this observational coming-of-age profile, perfectly balancing interpersonal drama with dance, and taking a sensitive approach.

— Basil Tsiokos, What (Not) to Doc

With sensitivity and insight Katrine Philp unravels the story in a poetic and aesthetic way.


A moving story of a young dancer that has left behind everything for his dream, and together with his partner faces great expectations, cultural challenges and a constant requirement to perform.

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