Dance with Me

August 21, 1998 0 By Fans
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Ruby & Julian rehearseStill of Vanessa Williams and Chayanne in Dance with MeLeelee Sobieski at event of Dance with MeDirector Randa HainesRafael dances with BeaChayanne stars as Rafael


Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time…

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 5.3/10 (2,788 voted)

Randa Haines

Stars: Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.


Vanessa Williams

Ruby Sinclair


Rafael Infante

Kris Kristofferson

John Burnett

Joan Plowright

Bea Johnson

Jane Krakowski


Beth Grant


Harry Groener


William Marquez


Scott Paetty


Rick Valenzuela

Julian Marshall

Chaz Oswill


Liz Curtis


Bill Applebaum

Don Harrington

Angelo Pagan

Cuban Mailman

Victor Marcel


A story of hearts in motion.

Release Date: 21 August 1998

Filming Locations: Dominican Republic

Opening Weekend: $4,507,663
(23 August 1998)
(1467 Screens)

Gross: $15,814,088
(18 October 1998)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Jane Krakowski stars as an amateur dancer in the movie. She has actually been a dancer for many years and had many plot tie-ins corresponding with the release of the film on Ally McBeal.


After Rafael and Ruby come home from dancing and the sprinklers come on the first steps that Rafael take, puddles of water are already visible under his feet.


Julian Marshall:
Watch your tempo

Ruby Sinclair:
Watch your ego!

User Review

It's hard to find talent…..


I saw the movie "DANCE WITH ME" because there was nothing else
interesting on. If I had known it would be so entertaining I would have
watched it years ago. Like "STRICTLY BALLROOM", it is a beautiful mix
of music, fun and dancing. This movies shows an intensity and passion
between 2 people that is lacking in most modern movies. Most movies
never develop a love story…..rather they jump into some steamy sexual
situation. What happened to leaving things to our
imagination….Happily Ever After!!! Don't get me wrong, the script was
lacking at times, but the performers made up for it with energy, and
realism. Who can't relate to being torn between something you love and
something you want. Vanessa L. Williams is outstanding. If she had
starred in "MOULIN ROUGE", I may have been able to watch the whole
thing. Vanessa is one of the few MULTI-TALENTED PERFORMERS(singer,
actress and NOW dancer)overlooked by Hollywood. Few women can do it
all. Not since the likes of Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, and Ginger
Rodgers. "DANCE WITH ME" is worth watching.