A fairy-tale set in the real world, Disney’s “Enchanted” included several amazing musical numbers. One of the film’s most famous, “That’s How You Know,” begins with Amy Adams singing to a very cynical Patrick Dempsey and soon gets New York’s entire Central Park involved.
The scene is said to have required hundreds of extras and 150 actual dancers to bring the performance to life. The scene is so moving and inspiring that it manages to make Patrick’s character actually believe in true love, at least until the song is over.
“The Time Warp” From “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Who doesn’t appreciate a catchy song that actually explains how to dance? The ‘70s cult-favorite film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is full of memorable songs and characters, but one of the movie’s most well-known songs has to be “The Time Warp”.
The song is performed by various characters as they dance to parts of the song in the film’s trademark outlandish costumes. In addition to dressing up as the characters, attempting the seemingly easy dance has become an integral part of enjoying the film. We apologize if you have "let's do the time warp again!" stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
The Prom Scene in “Footloose”
Footloose is not only one of the most famous dance movies, but it was also considered Kevin Bacon’s breakout role. Going against the reverend and townsfolk of a small rural town, Chicago-native Ren can’t seem to get dancing off of his mind.
Despite the film's tense moments, things get a lot more celebratory when Ren commands the fellow prom guests “let’s dance.” What follows is one of the most raucous and energetic onscreen dance performances. To be fair, they released a lifetime of dancing desires in one night, no wonder they went crazy!
The Tango Scene in “Scent of a Woman”
Like most of this movie, the scene where Al Pacino’s character Frank dances the tango with a young beautiful woman defies expectations. After a bit of hesitation on her part, and some careful guidance by his assistant Charlie, the two hit the dance floor.
The woman quickly goes from being apprehensive to feeling comfortable as her blind dancing partner sweeps her around the dance floor with his surprisingly smooth moves. Punctuated by short moments of laughing and smiles, the scene is memorable for its touching vulnerability and real emotion.
The Final Showcase in “Step Up”
Many know “Step Up'' as the film that introduced us to the national treasure that is Channing Tatum, and also as the film where Channing met his future (but sadly now ex) wife, Jenna Dewan. The two play dancers from different sides of the track, who come together to perform in a show that will determine their professional dance future.
While the movie has many truly impressive dance numbers (some seriously steamy!), this hip-hop-meets-ballet dance is truly amazing. Though Channing and Jenna’s marriage didn’t last, this scene will certainly live on.