Dancing at the Movies

An old friend from graduate school whom I recently re-connected with on Facebook sent this to me. Fun! Needs a little more ballet though 🙂 Anyway, happy Labor Day everyone!


  1. is it bad that I can name every single movie in that video? 😉

    Awesome video!

    By the way, did you know that a lot of the dance sequence in Flashdance (the one in the very end, her audition) was done by a man 😉

  2. Haha, I recognized most, but not all, of them too 🙂 No, I didn’t know that about Flashdance! That’s hilarious, Katrina!

  3. I can see that I have a few movies to rent. Is it just me, or has dancing gotten largely more “gymnastic” in recent decades. There’s so much emphasis on jumping and acrobatic skills.

  4. While this montage is terrific, I agree with you that it needs some ballet. There are some great ballet moments in a number of movies: The Red Shoes, The Turning Point, Center Stage, An American in Paris, Carousel, Oklahoma. Some early Balanchine choreography is in the film Goldwyn Follies. His version of Romeo and Juliet has the Montagues in tap shoes and the Capulets in tutus and pointe shoes all dancing together. It is a big production number that is typical of musicals from the 1930’s and 1940’s. I don’t know if Balanchine ever again choreographed a tap production number.

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