Who can listen to Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” without thinking of this memorable scene in “Romy and Michele’s Highschool Reunion”? When their covers as post-it moguls are blown and their plan to impress their former classmates doesn’t work out, the two realize that they’ve already achieved the impossible — they have each other.
The two former outcasts join fellow outcast Sandy Frink in a slow dance to the ‘80s hit. With its fluid dance moves and a message about true friendship, it’s no wonder this scene is so memorable.
Fred Astaire Dancing on the Ceiling in “Royal Wedding”
In the 1951 film, “Royal Wedding” Fred Astaire is so enamored with his girlfriend that he can’t help but dance on every surface, even the ceiling! Known as one of the most famous dance solos ever captured on camera, this ceiling dance has inspired singers like Lionel Richie!
The groundbreaking scene was made by building the set inside of a revolving cage that rotated 360 degrees as the camera was still, giving the illusion of the famous dancer being able to dance on the ceiling and walls of the room!
The Impossibly Choreographed Scene for “Another Day of Sun” in “La La Land”
In what is probably one of the most impressive opening numbers ever captured on film, one of the drivers on the congested Los Angeles highway decides to pass the time by dancing. She is soon followed by dozens of other disgruntled, yet talented, drivers.
Filmed on location on an actual highway ramp in L.A, the number took about four months to shoot and used 30 dancers to perform the film’s opening song, “Another Day of Sun.” Who knew that traffic could be so entertaining?
Jack and Rose Dancing in “Titanic”
From Jack and Rose floating in the frigid ocean to the sketching scene, the epic blockbuster film “Titanic” has provided us with some of the most famous scenes in movie history. One of the most memorable scenes is when Rose joins Jack in a raucous party hosted by the “third-class” passengers.
Rose looks so happy to be spinning around in Jack's arms as they dance and stomp to traditional Irish music. The giddiness and energy of the scene make audiences feel like they are right there with the characters on the doomed ship.
The Final Performance in “Center Stage”
Let’s face it — ballet isn’t typically associated with the word cool. But thanks to the film “Center Stage,” we learned that there are apparently bad boys in ballet too. The amazingly choreographed scenes showcased not only the incredible talent of the dancers but also touched on the character’s own personal dramas.
The film's final scene, involving a motorcycle, a risque act, and a dancer somehow managing to plié in a pair of tight leather pants (after getting off a motorcycle nonetheless), makes this scene simply sensational!