Watch It: Movies That’ll Put You In The Dancing Mood

Watch It: Movies That’ll Put You In The Dancing Mood

At some point in your day/week/month, there’s nothing better than popping in a good movie, right? To satisfy your inner dancer, here are my top four movies focused on ballroom dancing.

  1. Shall We Dance
  2. Strictly Ballroom
    • Australians (Australian accents!) + ballroom dancing + the early 90s = pure awesomeness! This one has some crazy moments in the beginning, but stick with it. You’ll be glad you did.
  3. Mad Hot Ballroom
    • Do you enjoy documentaries? Then this one is for you! Taken from the kids’ perspective, this movie revolves around a ballroom dance program aimed at 5th graders called “Dancing Classrooms” and the competition they want to win.
  4. Take The Lead
    • If documentaries aren’t your style, here’s the Hollywood version of “Mad Hot Ballroom”. Starring Antonio Banderas, “Take The Lead” focuses on a teacher and a group of school kids as they dive into the world of ballroom dance.
  • Honorable Mention#2: Footloose
    • Sure, sightings of paired social dancing may be minimal at best, but you can’t go wrong with a young Kevin Bacon convincing a town that dance is good for the soul.

So grab some popcorn, find a comfy seat, and enjoy!

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Written by: Ross, Communications Consultant for Arthur Murray Federal Way
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