Family Friendly Dance Movies

We love movies. We love dance. What do we love even more? You guessed it, DANCE MOVIES! Instead of providing you with a list of classic dance movies (like Grease, Dirty Dancing, & Footloose) we opted to switch it up and give you a list of not so classic dance movies to inspire your little Wylie dancers to move it! What’s even better? They’re all available on Netflix or Amazon prime video! That’s right, movie night just got easier! Click the movie titles below to view the trailers.

Leap!
Available now on Netflix
Why we were inspired: This movie’s adventurous vibes are perfect for girls and boys. Siblings of your little prima ballerinas are sure to enjoy it as well!

Barbie in the Pink Shoes
Available on prime video
Why we were inspired: The theme song for this movie says “Dance is who I am,” so naturally, we were hooked from the get go! This cute movie is about knowing who you are and experiencing magic!

Hope Dances
Available on prime video
Why we were inspired: Softball & dance? This flick is all about decision making, multitasking, and being comfortable in your own skin.

You Can TuTu
Available on Netflix
Why we were inspired: The main character moves to a new town with her dad and has to work hard to find her place in her new ballet school.

Backstage
Available on Netflix
Why we were inspired: This Netflix series is perfect for your tween/teen dancers that want an inside look at dancers who attend performing arts schools. An age appropriate story line includes some real issues that dancers face when seeking to become professionals!

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Available on Netflix
Why we were inspired: Obviously, a favorite of every dancer! This “movie” gives your dancer the experience of a real ballet in its original art form. Plus, it will give you moms a break from all the kiddy music. Enjoy the classical Tchaikovsky music while the kiddos are watching a movie and you’re cooking a holiday meal!

Whether your dancer takes ballet classes, tap classes, hip hop classes or jazz classes, we hope you dance along with these great movies!

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