Scott Hastings is a champion ballroom dancer but, much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing ‘his own steps’. Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckling who has the audacity to ask to be Scott’s partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say there are no new steps!
Winner (1993): Best Costume Design, Best Original Film Score, Best Production Design, BAFTA Film Award
Winner (1993): Newcomer of the Year – Baz Luhrmann, London Critics Circle Film Awards
Winner (1993): Golden Aphrodite Award, Love is Folly International Film Festival, Bulgaria