In need of some form of human contact, a grieving man takes up dance classes with a young instructor.
Recovering from the tragic death of his wife, Phillip Rose finds himself in middle age both a single parent and a single man. After a clumsy episode on a dance floor at a house warming party, he begins private dance classes with Melissa, a young instructor. Over a number of lessons their friendships evolves, and Phillip confronts his loneliness and isolation while learning a variety of Latin dances. Based on a true story this hybrid film fuses documentary, drama and dance to create a unique and moving portrait of a grieving man.
I WANT TO DANCE BETTER AT PARTIES is a hybrid documentary about love, loss and Latin dance.