1. FaceTheMusic

    FaceTheMusic New Member

    RickRS, I loved The Tango Lesson. To me it was very much about the creative process - what goes into creating dance and dance performance, and what goes into creating film.
     
  2. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Everybody's Dancin' 1950

    Where else can you see a couple dance swing to Western Swing band leader Spade Cooley's orchestra at the Santa Monica Pier?
    Cooley had the #1 TV show in LA for most of the early 50s and the plot has Cooley's music saving the ballroom from going out of business, which is actually close to what happened in LA in the 40s.
     
  3. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    The Sopranos had an episode that featured a waltz in the background.
     
  4. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Spitfire, yes! Reminding me of the wedding reception dancing in The Godfather, and the famous piece of music called "The Godfather Waltz"...
     
  5. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Hot Rod Gang 1958
    Western swing (aka West Coast Swing) to rockabilly Gene Vincent's "Dance to the Bop"
     
  6. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Steve, wow, your on a roll!
     
  7. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Doesn't take much to encourage me!

    Don't Knock the Rock (1957)

    Very well know "swing" dance movie from the early days of Rock n Roll with music by Bill Haley and His Comets, Little Richard, The Treniers, and dance scenes including formerly active Dance Forum member Black Sheep aka Uncle Joe aka Joe Lanza.

    (Some believe there is West Coast Swing here. I think, kinda sorta.)
     
  8. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Steve, nor does it take me much to give encouragement! Rock on! :rocker::banana::cheers:
     
  9. Laurie

    Laurie New Member

    I recall a beautiful little dance scene from the first season of Glee! Will was teaching Emma how to dance for her wedding to Ken (which eventually was broken off by Ken). Emma was singing "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady--the only time that she sang during that season of the show. :)
     
  10. Laurie

    Laurie New Member

    Ray that's all classic stuff! The movie, that scene, and that music.
     
  11. Amanda Coyle

    Amanda Coyle New Member

    Laurie that was truly a beautiful moment from that show. :)
     
  12. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member

    Ray (2004) - EC Swing

    File this under incidental
     
  13. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

    It seems dance is really becoming popular in the media. One show's season ends as another begins. I'm loving it!
     
  14. Laurie

    Laurie New Member

    Phil Owl good one! :)
     
  15. Amanda Coyle

    Amanda Coyle New Member

    For one of my English classes back in high school, we saw the Romeo and Juliet movie from the 1960s. The dance scene where they first meet is quite lovely. :)
     
  16. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Amy, that reminds me of once using the theme from that exact movie for a show at a ball, performing 5 dances--one a Waltz to that piece of music...
     
  17. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    sambanada, I love that too! :bouncy:
     
  18. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    an indie film called mating dance was written and directed by former champion cabaret dancer cate caplin. all the dance scenes i was in got cut to trim the movie under 2 hours unfortunately (though cate was kind enough to include all our names in the closing credits). but there were a couple of pseudo-tango scenes that are still in the movie.

    i also danced in an episode of gilmore girls that centered around a 24 hour dance marathon. also did another episode where i'm swing dancing with my partner over luke's left shoulder for about 30 seconds with a decent amount of face time in a wedding reception scene a few seasons later.
     
  19. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hi tsb. Long time no see. Hope all's well.
     
  20. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    very cool, tsb!
     

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