General Dance Discussion > your favorite dance movies

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by ivyvaine23, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. ivyvaine23

    ivyvaine23 New Member

    Just wondering if you have any dance movies/documentaries you would consider your favorites? To be honest with you, I dislike most of the movies that features dancing, but ironically, it was a movie that first got me into dancing and inspired me to dance, was Billy Elliot. I was like 7 or 8 when I first saw it and I knew that this is what I wanted to do with my life.
  2. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    If I had to pick one about ballroom dancing, I would say it would be Strictly Ballroom which was produced in Australia. And then there is no shortage of movies featuring Fred Astaire and his partners that are a great joy to watch.
  3. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    And the thing is, FA was not IMO a handsome man. I wonder if Hollywood would even look at him today.
  4. ivyvaine23

    ivyvaine23 New Member

    Strictly Ballroom is also one of my faves. I guess you're referring to the Baz Luhrmann one from 1992?
  5. pascal

    pascal Active Member

    L'acrobate by Jean-Daniel Pollet.
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  6. ivyvaine23

    ivyvaine23 New Member

    That's also one of my faves as well.
  7. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    "The Red Shoes" and the original "Shall we dance?"
  8. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    Singin in the rain... Donald O'Connors solo ( by the way, he really did not want to dance again. A good friend of mine knew him, and told me this )
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  9. Caroline Skipper

    Caroline Skipper New Member

  10. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member


    Note on an early screen test for Astaire for MGM, who declined to sign him: "Can't act; slightly bald; can dance a little." Even back then he was a hard sell. (Nowdays it would mostly be there's little/no market for a musical performer like Astaire or Kelly. It's easier to dub a voice and train a non-dancer to look good enough.)

    And my favorite dance movie is Center Stage.
  11. tancos

    tancos Active Member

    Stormy Weather (at the very end).

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