Dancing at the Movies

Saw this on Dooce… a collection of dance clips from almost 40 movies. This video is set to the song “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins and I don’t know anyone who can listen to that song and not want to move… even if it’s just in their seat. The movie, itself, is pretty awesome… but the song is even better.

Speaking of Footloose… let’s watch the prom scene and laugh at the dancing… shall we?

And probably my one of my favorite movies that strictly centers around dancing has got to be Flashdance. I mean, I have it on VHS people… and I don’t own a VHS player anymore. But I can’t let go of that copy. I’m surprised it even plays anymore because I’ve watched it so much you’d think it was worn out!

Now, some of my favorite dancing scenes come from movies such as West Side Story, “When you’re a jet you’re a jet all the way from your first cigarette to your last dying day!” I mean who doesn’t know the words to most of the songs in that movie, for real.

Or, if you want something more contemporary there is always that movie Save The Last Dance, with Julia Stiles, where she learns hip hop.

Or, how about the twist contest from Pulp Fiction where John Travolta and Uma Thurman rock out. Such a good one!

Speaking of John Travolta… how about Saturday Night Fever. I mean, come on… I always wanted to be able to boogie down like they do.

Of course I can’t forget to mention Grease. I mean, seriously… that movie is referenced all the time… and not only when people sing karaoke.

Then, you’ve got movies like Singin In The Rain where the iconic scene in which Gene Kelly is literally dancing and splashing in puddles is so revered that it is copied and used for commercials, etc.

Of course, you then have probably my favorite movie of all time… Dirty Dancing. I mean seriously… Patrick Swayze is gorgeous (R.I.P.) and I know you KNOW that nobody puts baby in a corner!

I’ve had the “time of my life” watching these clips, have you? 🙂 Do you have any favorites that I’ve failed to mention? There were a bunch of movies referenced in the beginning video that I didn’t show…