Innocent Steps (댄서의 순정; 댄서의 純情; RR: Daenseoui sunjeong) is a 2005 South Korean film written and directed by Park Young-hoon. The theme of this movie is "Success can not bring you happiness if the one you love is far away".
Former acclaimed dancer Na Young-sae (Park Gun-hyung) attempts to make a comeback after his opponent, Hyun-soo (Yoon Chan), purposely injures him at a dance competition. At the suggestion of dance studio manager Ma Sang-doo (Park Won-sang), Young-sae then brings to Korea Jang Chae-min (Moon Geun-young), an ethnic Korean from China whom he presumes is a renowned, talented dancer. To his surprise, Young-sae learns Chae-min knows nothing about dancing and her soon-to-be married older sister, Chae-min, is the talented dancer. With only three months until the national dance championship, Young-sae trains Chae-min, vowing to turn her into a world-class dancer.
Young-sae was once acclaimed as the most-promising dancer. Losing his partner and lover, he lost his enthusiasm in sports dancing for two years. Now, he decides to make a comeback at the Championships held in Seoul three months later. His new partner is a girl names Chae-min who lives in China and won in a dance contest. It is then discovered that Chae-ryn has come in place of her sister and she knows nothing about dancing! Young-sae wants to send her back at first. When he sees Chae-ryn’s determination to become a dancer, he starts to train her with the hardest lessons. Step by step, their dancing starts to sparkle, so as their relationship.
A huge box office hit in Korea, starring Korea's sweetheart Geun-Young Moon, who actually does most of the ballroom dance sequences herself. A gritty yet heartfelt, feel-good journey that features great dancing and redemption for both leads.
The film received mixed to negative reviews. Variety reviewer, Derek Elley favorably compared the film to Dance with the Wind, citing Moon's and Park Yeong-hun's performances, but wrote "the plot holds no water." Koreanfilm.org critic Tom Giammarco called the film "disappointing and cliche," and Darcy Paquet credited the film's success to Moon's celebrity status and noted that the ending was disappointing: "We never even really get to see the knock-em-dead dance sequence that you'd expect.