STRICTLY BALLROOM + a Latin beat -- that very Australian sense of the grotesque + a pair of extraordinarily attractive leads = a glossy, kinetic love story that embraces all the conventions of the "hey guys, let's represent our rinky-dink
little dance studio at the international competition in Vegas" movie and makes them seem surprisingly fresh and vital. Run by taciturn John Burnett (Kris Kristofferson), the run-down Excelsior Dance Studio is second home to a disparate bunch of dance lovers. Beautiful, lonely Ruby (Vanessa L.
Williams) -- once a professional ballroom dancer, now a single mother teaching the cha-cha to Texans with two left feet -- dreams of compet...