The Dance features three couples whose stories are entwined together at a dance. Harvard student Cameron (KC CLYDE) reluctantly agrees to take a break from his busy student life and go to a dance organized by his English literature professor, Charles Gordon (MICHAEL FLYNN.) Cameron finds the nerve to ask his older brother's ex-girlfriend Zoe (KARI HAWKER), a beautiful, focused and rather intimidating dance student. Zoe, with some trepidation, accepts the offer but the two only stay at the dance long enough to make Cameron's ex-girlfriend jealous.
Meanwhile, bachelor Howard (SCOTT CHRISTOPHER), a witty, successful and career-obsessed day trader gets pressed into acting as emcee for the dance. His date is Alyson (MONIQUE LANIER,) a sweet, kind-hearted single mother of two who is really excited about her first post-divorce date. At first she shrugs off Howard's insensitive and sarcastic wit, but when it hits too close to home, Alyson confronts him about it.
When he's teaching at school, Charles is the ultimate genius on romance and Shakespeare. But at home, he seems to resemble Hamlet more closely than Romeo. Charles and his wife Laura (JOYCE COHEN) end up going separately to the dance when Charles's biting cynicism cuts too deeply. The story reveals a relationship that has been slowly deteriorating.
As the music plays on, these three couples delve a little deeper into their hearts to reveal the steps they need to take in their relationships. The Dance unveils the passion, heartache and hope to which any couple can relate.
2006 Redemptive Film Festival Winner
Based on the stageplay by Carol Lynn Pearson.
This film screened at the 2007 LDS Film Festival.