Dance scenes in films always make me regret I didn’t take dance classes. I’m not particularly fond of dancing but once in a while I like to get on the dance floor and have some fun. If I attended dance classes I’d probably get on the dance floor more often and have more fun. Maybe I’d be able to dance like nobody’s watching… Who knows?
While I’m not particularly fond of musicals, I love dance sequences in films so I decided to take a very short break from fashion and share some videos with you. I’m sure you love some of these films, too.
“A KNIGHT’S TALE”. I love this film because I have a soft spot for period films with a modern twist. The dance scene always makes me want to dance “Golden Years” by David Bowie like Shannyn Sossamon. Go to minute 1:20 if you want to skip the “traditional” dance.
“PULP FICTION”. Uma Thurman and John Travolta dancing “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry is probably the most unforgettable scene of the film, which I love. Mia Wallace became a beauty icon, thanks to her raven bob and Chanel “Rouge Noir” nail polish.
“MARIE ANTOINETTE”. The scene of the masked ball in Paris is definitely one of my favorite dance scenes in a film and one of my favorite scenes of the film itself. Even if the main characters don’t take part in the dance, I love to see all those people dancing and having fun in their amazing costumes.
“ANNA KARENINA”. This is the most poetic and emotional dance scene I’ve ever seen.
“FOOTLOOSE”. I don’t know how many times I watched this film. I had a crush for Kevin Bacon when I was a child and it made me want to have a pair of red boots. The film ends with a great dance scene, but I also love the sequence when Ren dances in the warehouse and when he and his friends go dancing at a country bar. For those of you who haven’t watched the 1984 film, there’s Sarah Jessica Parker b.C. (before Carrie, of course). I found a video where you can see the final dance scene from both the 1984 original film and the 2011 remake, starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Miles Teller (he’s so cute!).
“ELIZABETH”. It’s another period film and the way they dance is so different from ours, I know. But dance is dance and when Elizabeth comes off her throne, caresses Lord Dudley and orders to play the volta, they just look like two persons in love willing to have fun together. And the volta is such an amazing dance!
“SCARFACE”. Because Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock is one of the most beautiful women ever seen in a film! I dream of a dress like hers and I love the way she dances. She’s really committed!
“DIRTY DANCING”. While many people love the final scene, with “Time of my Life”, I prefer the dirty dancing at the staff quarters.
“FLASHDANCE”. Need I say more?
“CHICAGO”. The Roaring Twenties, amazing costumes, amazing cast and All That Jazz.
“FROM DUSK TILL DAWN”. Because the first time I saw this scene I thought Salma Hayek was the sexiest woman in the world and I wanted to dance like her. I confess, I made this dance many times at home, alone!
“WHITE NIGHTS”. If you haven’t watched this film, at least you should see this amazing dance sequence. Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing for Helen Mirren, wearing white Adidas Stan Smith.
You should also watch this video to see some unforgettable dance scenes in films like “Top Hat”, “Grease”, “Saturday Night Fever” (John Travolta should receive a special award for all his great dancing in films!), “Singin’ in the Rain” and more.
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