11 Re-creatable Movie Dance Scenes
September 22, 2016
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing (1987)
Below are 11 of the MOST unforgettable movie dance scenes that CAN be recreated in any high school gym across the country ranked in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest. So bust out your dancing shoes, grab your friends, and get your groove on…with the school’s permission of course!
11. Grease: Born to Hand Jive by Sha-Na-Na (1978)
They were all about rhythmic hand movements back in the day. Learn the initial pattern, repeat that over and over, and you’re set. Any additional flourishes or gyrations are up to you!
10. Pulp Fiction: You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry (1994)
All you need is two hepcats with hips that sway and decor from the 1950s, including Marilyn Monroe and Ed Sullivan impersonators of course.
9. Little Miss Sunshine: Super Freak (Rocasound Revamp) by Rick James (2006)
Six years before Magic Mike there was Little Olive and her dysfunctional family. Grab your clan and get down to Rick James using the best pageant dance ever performed on the silver screen.
8. The Blues Brothers: Shake a Tail Feather by The Blues Brothers with Ray Charles (1980)
If you stick to the actual “Shake a Tail Feather” routine that the Blues Brothers are doing and omit the street performers (how can they even hear Ray Charles?!?), then you can easily recreate this scene.
7. This Is The End: Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by Backstreet Boys (2013)
If you know the thriller-inspired “Everybody” dance from the Backstreet Boys video, then you are a major step ahead. All you need to do now is gather thousands of articles of white clothing and 300 of your closest friends.
6. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure: Tequila by The Champs (1985)
The dance itself may be easy, but try doing it in those big shoes and the difficulty level increases threefold.
5. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion: Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper (1997)
The difficulty in this choreographed dance will be making dresses as sweet as those worn by Romy and Michele.
4. 13 Going on 30: Thriller by Michael Jackson (2004)
A throwback to the King of Pop himself whose dance skills can never be paralleled, but forever recreated as best as you, or Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo, possibly can.
3. Saturday Night Fever: You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees (1977)
John Travolta was a dancer before he was an actor, but even he had to learn how to disco for Saturday Night Fever. Recreating this routine will take more practice and a lot of hair gel, but feel free to cheat and skip the colorbrite dance floor.
2. Footloose: Footloose by Kenny Loggins (1984)
The ultimate 80s prom dance ensemble full of moving parts and confetti galore.
1. Dirty Dancing: Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (1987)
Two words: “The Lift.” Even Jennifer Grey only did it once.
Tune into HDNET MOVIES this Saturday, September 24th for a “Just Dance” movie block featuring:
Dirty Dancing (Network PREMIERE) – 8/7c
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights – 9:45/8:45c
Saturday Night Fever – 11:15/10:15c
Repeat airing on Thursday, September 29th starting at 8/7c.