Strictly Ballroom script
Synopsis: A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

LES:

Oh, the audience, the audience.

Forward on the heel, Fran!

What would they know?

Flashy, unusual choreography.

Crowd pleasing,

but where was your floor craft?

Arms, Clarry!

No energy directed

into the floor.

Untidy feet and hands.

You could've driven a truck

between your left...

Arms, Clarry!

And your right hand...

Think that's gonna win

the Pan Pacific Grand Prix?

VANESSA:

Does he really think

that's going to win...

the Pan Pacific Grand Prix?

He also said that

what we dance is crap.

WAYNE:

What?

VANESSA:

Yeah, and then...

he ripped her dress.

LES:

And what's more, you won't win

if you don't have a partner.

CLARRY:

Looks like Scott and Liz

are still fighting, Mrs. H.

SHIRLEY:

I'm not going to let

that bother me, Clarry.

I've got my happy face on today.

Well, Fran, you managed

to upset Lizzy.

FRAN:

I better go and apologize.

LES:

Go to that little girl

and beg forgiveness.

You're nothing

without her, Scott.

Remember, it takes two to tango.

You've a light in you, boy.

Let it shine.

FRAN:

Hi, Liz...

LIZ:

All right.

I knew

you'd come to your senses.

No! I don't want this!

I don't want this!

SCOTT:

What do you want?

LIZ:

What do I want?

I'll tell you what I want.

I want Ken Railings

to walk in here right now...

and say, "Pam Short's

broken both her legs...

"and I want to dance with you!"

PAM SHORT:

Aah!

KEN RAILINGS:

Pam Short's broken

both her legs...

and I want

to dance with you.

KYLIE:

That was unexpected.

SHIRLEY:

Thank you very much, class.

That's it. Time to go.

Chairs, please, Clarry.

Broom, Natalie.

Ken's got

his own spa bath.

Yeah. Great for

the aching muscles.

I can do you a fantastic deal.

Oh, maybe.

That's great, Mr. Railings.

Clarry, chairs.

Ken owns Spa-Arama.

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Baz Luhrmann

Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (born 17 September 1962) is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer best known for The Red Curtain Trilogy, comprising his romantic comedy film Strictly Ballroom (1992), the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), and the pastiche-jukebox musical Moulin Rouge! (2001). His 2008 film Australia is an epic historical romantic drama film starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. His 2013 drama The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. more…

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