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Underground sensation - 9.24.09

The documentary "Gotta Dance" opens subtly with a quote: "Age is of no importance unless you are cheese." — Florenz Ziegfeld. The movie then gently fades into an audition in New Jersey, where nervous seniors try to keep up with wiry, midriff-bearing professional dancers popping and locking to hip-hop moves . . . read more


Group to perform before theatergoers enjoy new movie - 9.21.09

Orlando Magic Silver Stars will dance in front of the Rialto Theatre at Spanish Springs Town Square around 4 p.m. Friday, serving as a warm-up for theatergoers planning to see the new movie, ‘Gotta Dance.” . . . read more


A Hollywood Lounge Conversation with Dori Berinstein - 9.6.09

When I heard about the movie “Gotta Dance,” I already had one foot out the door. Come on – a movie about a senior citizens dance team… dancing hip-hop . . . read more


'Gotta Dance' goes from capturing moves to a movement - 8.20.09

When documentary filmmaker Dori Berinstein arrived to shoot the auditions for the New Jersey Nets' first over-60 dance team, she could hardly believe her luck . . . read more


West Coast Premiere of 3 time TONY winner, Dori Berinstein's, GOTTA DANCE hosted by 3 time TONY winner, Carol Channing - 8.20.09

Included among the star studded evening at the The Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study's Linwood Dunn Theatre for the West Coast Premiere of “GOTTA DANCE” were Jack Carter, Mary Jo Catlett, Romi Dames, Ilene Graff, Tippi Hedren, Roland Kickinger, Sally Kirkland, Kate Linder, Ruta Lee, Julie Newmar, Joan Van Ark, Dee Wallace, Lesley Ann Warren, and the evenings host Carol Channing . . . read more


Film chronicles hip-hop dancing seniorS - 8.18.09

There's an inspiring new film opening this weekend called "Gotta Dance." It has great spirit, joy... And come on, where else are you going to find seniors who hip-hop? This is a movie you just want to give a big hug . . . watch video


West Coast Premier Of GOTTA DANCE Hosted By Carol Channing - 8.16.09

"Bravo! A complete and total home run!!! Dori topped herself,” says Joan van Ark. Three-time Tony-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein has added another hit to her already extensive film and television producing and directing career with “Gotta Dance” . . . read more


Gotta Dance took over Times Square - 7.30.09

Gotta Dance took over Times Square on July 30! The NETSationals were joined by members of the Nets Dancers, Nets Kids, Team Hype, and Mini Sly in Times Square to promote the movie’s premiere at the Beekman Theatre on July 31 . . . see photos and videos


Documentary about senior hip-hop team is fun & inspiring - LifeAfter50.com, 8.13.09

I will never doubt again that a geriatric hip-hop dance team—yes, geriatric—could get an arena of pro basketball fans on their feet cheering . . . read more


Cheerleading: The New Wrinkle - New York Times, 8.11.09

I’m intrigued, as a moviegoer, to see how Hollywood and other popcult generators respond to our aging population. Will we see doddering stereotypes on the screen? Or condescendingly portrayed (read: adorable) old people? Or reality, in all its shades and tints . . . read more


Respect Your Elders - NewYorkFamilySports.com, 8.5.09

Who says you can’t hip-hop if you’re 80-years-old? Who says your days as an athlete are long gone? Who says you can’t shake things up and light up a jam-packed sports arena with your hot moves and cool attitude? Just because you’re a card-carrying member of AARP, do you have to give up on your dreams? No. You don’t. Absolutely not . . . read more


Dancing up a storm: Former Bayonne resident part of Nets movie - HudsonReporter.com, 8.4.09

Claire Gaines, a former Bayonne resident and a member of USA Dance, is among a group of 12 women and one man featured in a new documentary film that will be played at Franks Theatres in Bayonne starting on Aug. 7 . . . read more


Oldsters meet hip-hop in feel-good "Gotta Dance" - USDaily.com, 8.3.09

A feel-good movie if ever there was one, Dori Berinstein's "Gotta Dance" charts the formation of the NETsationals, the senior dance team of the NBA's New Jersey Nets, for one glorious season . . . read more


‘Gotta Dance’ feel-good hip-hop for oldies - Arab Times, 8.2.09

A feel-good movie if ever there was one, Dori Berinstein's "Gotta Dance" charts the formation of the NETsationals, the senior dance team of the NBA's New Jersey Nets, for one glorious season . . . read more


Out with the new... In with the old! - Senior Citizen Humor Blog, 8.1.09

Gotta Dance The Movie captures the adventures of the first-ever senior citizen hip hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team, from auditions through to center court stardom . . . read more


Senior stars of 'Gotta Dance' find old GOLD IN NEW MOVIES - Daily News, 7.31.09

Documentarian Dori Berinstein was searching for the subject of her next film when she read that the New Jersey Nets were holding auditions for hip-hop dancers to perform at the halftime show. The hook? Sexy young things need not apply — the tryouts were for senior citizens only . . . read more


Gotta Dance - IndieWire.com, 7.31.09

"Gotta Dance" captures the adventures of the New Jersey NETSationals, the first-ever, seniors hip-hop dance team. Despite swollen ankles, challenges from their 20-something Nets Dancer coaches, exhausting rehearsals, fashion clashes, radical personality transformations and seemingly impossible dance steps, the NETSational Seniors go for it . . . read more


an interview with dori berinstein and senior dancers - Hosokinema.com, 7.30.09

"Gotta Dance," captures the adventures of the New Jersey NETSationals, the first-ever, seniors hip-hop dance team. Despite swollen ankles, challenges from their 20-something Nets Dancer coaches, exhausting rehearsals, fashion crises, radical personality transformations and seemingly impossible dance steps, the NETSational Seniors spread joy, inspiration and cool dance moves as they hip-hop their way into the hearts of Nets fans and beyond. . . read more


TRIBECA VIDEOS: GOTTA DANCE - YouTube, 7.29.09

Director Dori Bernstein talks to Tribeca about her film Gotta Dance, a selection of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Gotta Dance follows a group of senior citizens who make up the first ever senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets . . . watch now


If You're A Fan Of Dancing Shows You'll Love The Documentary 'Gotta Dance' - StarPulse.com, 7.29.09

"Young@Heart," a 2008 British documentary about a senior citizens chorus group was well-received by critics, acclaimed for presenting a positive view of aging while engaging in a humorous and inspiring tale of music making. But do you know what's even better than singing? DANCING . . . read more


Sweatin' with the Oldies - ModernTonic.com, 7.27.09

None of us wants to get old. But Dori Berinstein's new documentary Gotta Dance (opens July 31 in NYC; August 21 in Los Angeles) provides a glimmer of hope that, instead of t’ai chi and titanium hips, all it takes to put a shine on our golden years is a little Jay-Z. The film follows the NETsationals, the New Jersey Nets’ 60-and-over hip-hop dance crew as they krump and grind . . . read more

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Gotta Dance: Stepping onto the Silver Screen - NBA.com, 7.27.09

Betty Walkup, Claire Gaines and Deanna Schwartz all shake their heads slowly, eyes wide, lips pursed as they utter a whispered cacophony of “No.” When the trio responded three years ago to an open call for senior citizens interested in performing as part of the New Jersey Nets entertainment team, none envisioned that they’d one day be enlisted to do a full-day press junket and photo shoot in preparation for the release of a documentary capturing their experience as NETSational Seniors . . . read more

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Nets senior dancers defy age limits in new film - NorthJersey.org, 7.27.09

"74." "65." "83." "72." Those aren't squad numbers that the NETS-ationals, the senior (age 60 and up) dance team of the New Jersey Nets, are wearing on their jerseys . . . read more

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Not acting - or dancing - their age - LoHud.com, 7.26.09

When Betsy Walkup entered that dance audition in 2007, she had an edge: She had been taking classes for about a year - and she was younger than most of the people trying out . . . read more


INTERVIEW WITH DORI BERINSTEIN - TheDivaReview.com, 7.23.09

Dori Berinstein talked about what it was like to catch this hard-working hip-hop dance squad made up entirely of senior citizens and filming them on their home court with the New Jersey Nets . . . read more


Claire Gaines: Gotta Dance -- From Ballroom to Hip Hop - NYUSADance.org, 7.23.09

Claire Gaines, a member of the Greater New York Chapter of USA Dance, will be featured in a new documentary which will soon be hitting the big screen in New York City. The movie follows a dance team of older adults called the "NETSational Seniors" . . . read more


Gotta Dance - Movie Review - SlipperyWhenNets.com, 7.20.09

The thing that will last with me about this film is the attention it pays to detailing each person in the film. While the bird's eye view of the movie is the "age is nothing", when you dig deeper, you can see all the persons motivations for dancing . . . read more


"Gotta Dance": Because Dance Has No Age Limit - DancerUniverse.com, 6.26.09

The stars of "Gotta Dance" have more in common than their love for dance; they are all members of the first ever New Jersey Nets senior hip-hop team. That's right...they are all over the age of 60! This award-winning documentary, directed by Dori Beinstein . . . read more


gottadancewithus.com, a social networking site for adults who love to dance, launches - 6.11.09

Dramatic Forces, the company behind the empowering and uplifting documentary Gotta Dance, launched today the only online site exclusively for adults who love to dance . . . read more


Royal Caribbean goes hip-hop; guests star in onboard Gotta Dance show - SureCruise.com, 6.4.09

Putting guests in a hip-hop dance show!? We have to give Royal Caribbean credit. Ever since introducing their "Get Out There" tag line years ago, the cruise line has lived and breathed that brand essence, enabling adventurous guests to immerse themselves in out-of-the-box experiences during their vacation . . . read more


SIFF Week 1: Picks & Pans - SeattleWeekly.com, 5.19.09

PICK: Gotta Dance - Age doesn't matter unless you're a cheese, this documentary tells us (quoting Florenz Ziegfeld). But age does matter: The featured group of 60-and-older performers has to overcome a number of age-related obstacles . . . read more


gOTTA DANCE WINS AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD AT Palm Beach Film Festival - IndieWire.com, 4.29.09

The Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature went to “Gotta Dance,” directed by Dori Berinstein. The film chronicles the debut of the New Jersey Nets first-ever, senior citizen hip-hop dance team - 12 women and 1 man - all dance team newbies . . . read more


They've got happy feet - TradingMarkets.com, 10.24.08

A new documentary combats ageism not by stating the case in words -- instead "Gotta' Dance" presents the actions of the over-60 set as an argument towards empowerment . . . read more


GOTTA DANCE - Tribeca Film Festival

Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness TFF 2005) returns to the Festival with the incredible story of a unique dance team made up entirely of senior citizens. Berinstein captures a lively group of 13 seniors who embark on what many thought wouldn’t be possible . . . read more


Instead of Breaking Hips, They're Breaking Into Hip-Hop - Washington Post, 5.4.08

There's something immediately amusing about the sight of a senior citizen dressed in an oversize basketball jersey and executing hip-hop dance moves . . . read more


Seniors who've just 'Gotta Dance' - Reuters, 5.3.08

A senior citizens hip hop dance troupe takes centre state in the documentary film 'Gotta Dance'. The 13-strong group that makes up the Netsationals dance troupe show off their hip hop moves in Dori Berinstein's film . . . read more


dori berinstein has Gotta Dance - MovieMaker.com, 5.2.08

For 15 years Dori Berinstein was a Tony Award-winning force behind the scenes as a producer for some of Broadway’s biggest hits, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Legally Blonde: The Musical . . . read more


Embracing the underdogs: Sports documentaries hold court at Tribeca - Downtown Express, 4.26.08

Most independent filmmakers know how it feels to compete against established filmmakers with more experience and better funding. It’s not surprising, then, that when making films . . . read more


GREAT CHOICES FOR THE YOUNG AT ART - NY Daily News, 4.25.08

We hope you're well-rested, because the next three days will be a marathon of moviegoing . . . read more


Tribeca '08: Dori Berinstein on "Gotta Dance" - IFC.com, 4.08

After wowing audiences at SXSW only a month ago with "Some Assembly Required," a film that followed a kiddie competition to build a new toy, Berinstein is back at Tribeca with another crowd-pleaser, "Gotta Dance," which goes to the opposite end of the age spectrum . . . read more


Tribeca Film Festival has something for everyone - NY Daily News, 4.24.08

As for crowd-pleasers in the mold of past festival films like "The King of Kong" and "Mad Hot Ballroom," we'll predict popularity for "Gotta Dance," a charming look at the senior citizens who make up the New Jersey Nets' newest dance team . . . read more


TARGET TITLES - Variety, 4.23.08

Gotta Dance: Helmed by Dori Berinstein ("Show Business: The Road to Broadway"), docu chronicles he first senior citizen hop-hop dance team . . . read more


Tribeca 2008: Tri-State Senior Dance Team Featured In Film - NY1, 4.18.08

Their average age is 70 — but the NETSationals, the National Basketball Association's first senior citizen hip-hop dance team, can pop, lock and break moves like dancers a third of their age. Called the NETSationals, this East Rutherford dance team . . . read more

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