Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary, FIRST POSITION, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

93% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: An upbeat and visually dramatic documentary of children's ballet, First Position displays the potential of the human spirit when fostered at a young age.

9+ COMMON SENSE

Inspiring documentary about hardworking young dancers.

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IFC Films
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English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

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Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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