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Dirty Dancing

Updated on May 4, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

I LOVE dancing and I am a hopeless romantic! So this movie was a naturally perfect combination for me.

Call me old fashioned if you will, but I love the old musicals, like ‘The Sound of Music’ where there was dancing and singing and romance all tastefully mixed together. But since musicals aren’t really being done these days, well, this movie reminded me of one of those musicals I love watching but it was a lot more ‘steamy’; if you know what I mean?

The chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey on screen was sexy and sweet at the same time. In this movie, Patrick Swayze plays a dance instructor (called Johnny in the movie) and Jennifer Grey (Baby in the movie); the adoring teenager who is and spending the summer vacation with her parents at a resort who falls in love with Johnny.

There’s a lot of both dancing and romance in this movie. With respect to the romance, it’s kind of the usual, you know, boy meets girl, falls in love, etcetera, but it’s nicely played out. Who doesn’t love a good love story, even though we know how it’s going to progress?

If you’re a dancer or love watching dancing, then the various dance scenes and dance moves will intrigue you. There’s clumsiness at the beginning, which would make you chuckle, when you remember your stage as a beginner dancer or remember the clumsiness of others attempting to learn dance moves but there’s also the sensual and sexy perfection of dancing expertise and romance when those two (2) fall in love. I’ll say, “All together a good combination”.

Here are some other DANCE movies I liked!

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot

This a British movie that is quite good.

 
Top Hat
Top Hat

Here's one of my favourite old time dance movies. Any dancing done by Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger is romantic.

 
Step Up (Widescreen Edition)
Step Up (Widescreen Edition)

This is a more modern dance movie that I like.

 

See for yourself!

See for yourself!

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Name three (3) of your favourite dance, romance &/or dance-romance movies?

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Arachnea: Thanks for visiting and sharing your favourites with us, Arachnea. Happy Valentines Day!

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      Black Swan, with Natalie Portman (a movie I love to hate) :D, Pretty Woman, with Julia Roberts, and Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. There are more, but I'll stop here.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Sylvestermouse: I LOVE dancing Sylvestermouse and dancing is sensual by its very nature and yes, I am a hopeless romantic too. Surprise! Surprise! :)) Have a blessed week.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      This is never a movie I would have expected to see you review, but I definitely applaud you review!!! I am still laughing that you selected it :) You really are a truly hopeless romantic too! I love it!!!!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @sousababy: I liked When Harry met Sally but I haven't seen Overboard, so I will check it out, sousababy. Thanks for visiting and sharing your favourite dance-romance movies.

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      sousababy 4 years ago

      @sousababy: Oh, I liked the movie Big with Tom Hanks (there's a bit of dancing on a giant keyboard in it).

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      sousababy 4 years ago

      When Harry met Sally, Overboard, and uh, I don't know (will have to get back to you). I haven't seen Dirty Dancing in full (yet). Thanks for reminding me.