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!
Slow Dance in “Romy and Michele’s Highschool Reunion”
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.
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 Nicholas Brothers' Performance in “Stormy Weather”
Once described by dancing icon Fred Astaire as “the greatest dancing he had ever seen on film,” this impressive dance sequence from the film “Stormy Weather” was surprisingly unrehearsed and even more shockingly, recorded in just one take!
Dancing on tables, stages, and every other surface imaginable, tap dancing legends, the legendary tap dancing duo, the Nicholas Brothers never lose their footing as they dance to the song “Jumpin Jive.” This scene is a must-see for lovers of dance!
Gene Kelly Performing “Singin' in the Rain” From “Singin' in the Rain”
From forgetting to bring an umbrella to trying not to slip on slippery streets, most of us have trouble just walking in the rain, let alone singing and dancing in it. In the classic 1952 film, “Singin’ in the Rain”, Gene Kelly doesn’t miss a beat while dancing under the downpour.
Between stomping in huge puddles and twirling his umbrella around, Gene ignoring the stormy weather brings a smile to our faces. It’s no wonder this scene is one of the most famous scenes in a Hollywood musical.