Several weeks ago we ran a contest for free tickets to the remake of Footloose. To have a chance to win we asked you to tell us your favourite dance movie ever. There was a huge response to the contest with many titles suggested. So now I thought I would pass on what some of your choices were.....
Dirty Dancing came up time and time again. Our grand prize winner had this to say: It is my favourite ever because at that time it truly did step out onto the edge of risqué! Sultry dance moves both on and off the dance floor performed by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.....a coming of age movie that made such an impact on me and that I was proud to pass on to my daughter....a rebellious but feel-good-movie. It was made more perfect when I went on to read the biography of Patrick Swayze and learn that he was truly the gentleman that he portrayed in the movie.
Our second runner-up said: My favourite dance movie for now (and it was a close one) is Black Swan. While it was a twisted mind-turner, I watched it primarily for the ballet.... I thought it was just beautiful.... aside from the weird bits!
Other choices included:
The “Step-Up” franchise 1, 2, 3
The original Footloose with our 6 degrees of separation guy- Kevin Bacon
High School Musical 1, 2 , 3 from Disney
Fame the original series
Singing in the Rain- an oldie but goody with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Dennis Oconner
Shall we Dance- Richard Gere and J-Lo
You can check out some other recommendation from a previous dance post plus see all the many DVD’s you can take out that will show you HOW to dance. I enjoyed all your choices, and have to say I am pretty firmly in the Dirty Dancing camp. As for the new Footloose which I just saw---I couldn’t get too much behind any of the characters, particularly Ariel, but I thought the dancing was great..