A Time for Dancing is a 2000 American drama film starring Larisa Oleynik and Shiri Appleby, and directed by Peter Gilbert. The movie is an adaptation based on the novel of the same title by Davida Wills Hurwin.
The movie was not released theatrically in the United States or United Kingdom. Nonetheless, it became a blockbuster in Italy reaching the top position for several weeks. It was released on Showtime, and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2004.
Sam Russell (Shiri Appleby) tells the story of her best friend Jules Michaels (Larisa Oleynik). They met at the age of 6 in a dance class. Over the years they had become best friends. Sam dances, but Jules is a true dancer. Unfortunately, her passion becomes impossible when it turns out she has cancer. Jules stops the chemo to dance once more and auditions for Juilliard in NYC and gets accepted.
Sam opens the letter from Juilliard and replies: "Jules Michaels won't be attending Juilliard 'cause she died".
The movie was based on the book...