As if high school wasn’t hard enough, some expect you to know a perfectly choreographed routine to perform at prom. At least that was the case for the high school in “She’s All That.”
Like many teen films, the focus of this movie was prom. And no prom would be complete without mean girls, elaborate hairdos, and impossibly-difficult-to-master dance moves. We’re not going to lie, we kinda wish our prom would have included a well-choreographed dance routine that everyone somehow magically knew!
The “Jingle Bell Rock” Dance in “Mean Girls”
Though the cult-classic comedy “Mean Girls” provided us with tons of new slang (“so fetch!”) and other quotable moments, one of the film's most memorable scenes has to be when the girls dance to the holiday classic “Jingle Bell Rock”.
From their barely-there Santa costumes to the malfunctioning boombox, the scene is perfect from start to finish. And who could miss Amy Poehler holding the camcorder as she records and encourages the girls? The scene is iconic, to say the least!
Audrey Hepburn’s Bohemian Dance in “Funny Face”
In the film “Funny Face,” Audrey Hepburn plays a bookseller from New York who finds herself thrust into the fashion industry and traveling to Paris. She soon falls in love with a fashion photographer played by Fred Astaire.
Though Audrey had studied classical dance, the film’s most memorable dance scene is when Audrey shows off her unique-for-the-era dance moves in black pants and a black turtleneck. Audrey’s outfit and moves from this scene have become iconic and even inspired Whitney Houston’s music video for “I’m Your Baby Tonight.”
Sandy and Danny’s “You’re the One That I Want” Duet in “Grease”
From the moment we see Danny (played by John Travolta)’s blue eyes widen as he casts his eyes on former good-girl Sandy wearing tight leather pants, we knew we were in for one of the most memorable dance sequences in musical history.
Beginning with Sandy telling Danny, “Tell me about it, stud” in a breathy voice, the two dance and sing their way through a carnival. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t sing and dance to this song at a sleepover!
The Three-Person Tango in “Take the Lead”
You’ve got to love an inspiring tale about the power of dance that is based on a true story. The film “Take the Lead” was inspired by famed dance instructor Pierre Dulaine who used dance to help disadvantaged youth.
The film manages to show a variety of impressive dance scenes, but the most memorable has to be during the final dance competition when three of the students perform a three-person tango. Set to a remix of traditional tango music, the unique dance is truly a feat of artistic talent and creativity.