Lights, camera, action, we are taking a trip to Hollywood and reminiscing on our favorite dance scenes. Go grab your comfy clothes and get ready for a movie marathon!
A Chorus Line (1985)
DIRTY DANCING – Final Dance
Patrick Swayze can teach us how to dance any day! If you haven’t seen this magical movie moment, what are you doing? Natalie Salvione, Ballet Arizona’s Development Operations Manager, credited this movie with making her want to learn Latin Ballroom dancing and we have a feeling so will you.
WHITE NIGHTS – Mikhail Baryshnikov & Gregory Hines
Oh just two of the greatest male dancers of the 20th century? Yeah, we have this one on repeat. Watching a ballet dancer and tap dancer come together, shows the unique artistry and athleticism that dancers provide the world.
You’re going to want to get up and dance after watching this and we wouldn’t blame you, we’re dancing in our seats typing this! It’s hard to choose just one dance scene from West Side Story but this is a stand-out for sure.
Gene Kelly at his finest! We love this because it is cinematography at its best and a reminder of elegance and romance during past times. School of Ballet Arizona faculty member, Gillmer Duran says, “This scene physically portraits for me a perfect blend of elation, love, courage, freedom and some really cool dancing. Simply a class act!”
Regardless of how you feel about this movie, you have to admit this opening scene was spectacular and a fun nod to old Hollywood. Can you even imagine what it took to film that on a Los Angeles highway?
Not the first dancing scene of John Travolta’s that probably comes to mind but this moment in Quentin Tarantino’s film, Pulp Fiction is memorable. From the bare feet to the quirky moves, what’s not to love.