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Best Dance Scenes in Movies - Pt. 1

Updated on January 13, 2013
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I'm not a movie critic like Siskel & Ebert. They were usually pretty right on when critiquing movies. However, I think after all the movies I've watched, I can certify myself as a movie critic as well. I just don't get paid for it. How does "Stayingalivemoma's Movie Picks" sound? No? Oh, well, just enjoy reading then and make your own judgement, okay?

So, like I the title reads, I have put together some of the best dance scenes from movies. Some are old; some more recent, but I think you'll enjoy them all the same.

Okay, first up is one of my favorite movies ever, White Chicks! If you haven't seen this movie yet, you are truly missing out on a good laugh from beginning to end. Here's the video:

White Chicks

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Get Up and Dance

Alright, as Jay-Z would say, "On to the Next". This next video is from a movie called She's All That . A cute teenage movie from the late 90's. Another "must" watch movie for, if nothing else, this totally awesome dance scene. Watch it here:

She's All That (1999)

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Did you see Usher? Even back then he had moves . Well, you don''t think I'm done yet, do you? I think I have room for a couple more. Next one is Despicable Me . Why? Because I'm a kid at heart. Hey, don't laugh, I bet there are millions of us parents out there that can name all the sweetest cartoons! Besides Steve Carrell is hilarious to me both as a cartoon and a human being! Here it goes:

Despicable Me

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When I was Younger...

Okay, now let's get serious again. Oh, who am I kidding! I'm still being a kid; just like Jennifer Garner was in 13 Going on 30. As you can probably guess from the title, a 13 year old is stuck in the body of a thirty year old and it's just....funny! Watch as she spices things up at a party and makes everybody young again!

13 Going on 30

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Ha...Ha...Ha...Enough already! That's enough for now. You can always bookmark this page or email it to people to brighten their day and get them up and dancing. If you haven't had enough, then watch Pt.2....What? You though that was it? I'm just getting started!

Most of these movies are older (80's & 90's) but hey, these movies are like fine wine that gets better as they age.

Aside from the dance scenes, these movies will make you laugh and cry. Why not buy one for yourself or a friend? Most of these are under $10. It would make a great Christmas or Birthday gift for anyone. See you soon.


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      Tracy Lynn Conway 

      7 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Now you are making me feel so old since I have only seen Dirty Dancing. Great hub! Voted up and funny.

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      7 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      I opened your HubPage and saw the photo of Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze and I 'most swooned. Inside I bellowed, 'OMG!!" I'd been trying to view this movie, one of my faves, on and couldn't. Anywho, I loved the page! I played each video, and smiled and giggled. I wanted to get up and dance with Jennifer, and I loved when the guys took over and then the girls reciprocated in 'She's All That!' And the Wayans Brothers. I have laughed with them for years! Too cool hubpage, and most welcomed on this day of sameness for me.

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      7 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      Sorry, but while catspirit at least mentioned the names, it's an absolute crime to talk about dancing in films and not talk about, not only Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Eleanor Powell and others. Just because they danced a long time ago, in black & white movies, before many today were born, etc, doesn't at all diminish their significance or the sheer beauty they brought to the screen - I'm sorry, I'm not trying to appear unkind, but "Dirty Dancing" & John Travolta are cartoonist absurd compared to watching Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse doing "Dancing In The Dark" in "The Band Wagon". It's a shame that these masterpieces are captured and kept for us forever on film, and we just leave them behind and move on to whatever's new.

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      7 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Sorry, but I would have to say "Dirty Dancing," was the one that I have enjoyed above all others. The way the two of them looked at each was just dreamy.

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      7 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Sorry, but I would have to say "Dirty Dancing," was the one that I have enjoyed above all others. The way the two of them looked at each was just dreamy.

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      Joanna McKenna 

      7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      My absolute favorite would be ANY dance scene in Dirty Dancing (even when Patrick Swayze is trying to teach the klutzy Baby to dance), and my #2 fave is the finale of Footloose. ;D

    • catspirit profile image


      7 years ago

      I should say something sophisticated like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers...but I loved the final in your face dance scene in "Romi and Michelle's High School Reunion." How's that for campy

    • stayingalivemoma profile imageAUTHOR

      Valerie Washington 

      7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      Awww, you let the cat out of the bag...SNL was going to be in an upcoming hub! Oh well, you'll just appreciate it all the better when its published! You have got to see Dirty Dancing! It's one of Patrick Swayze's great performances!

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      Rachelle Williams 

      7 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      My favorite dance scene is the one from Saturday Night Fever, you know it...the one with John Travolta in the white suit..

      And of course, the "13 Going on 30" scene.

      Interestingly enough, although I am a child of the 80s and a bona fide member of Generation X, I have never seen "Dirty Dancing"

      Thanks for the memories..


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