Monday, May 17, 2010

Favorite Movie Dance Scenes

Molly and Andy over at the Bumbles Blog have a Monday Movie Meme, and today's theme is favorite dance scenes.

Play along -- either in your own blog, or leave a comment. Link back to the Bumbles Blog. What's your favorite dance scene?

I love the dance scenes in Saturday Night Fever, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, but I'm going to list some of my faves that are a little off-beat, but oh-so-fun:

During a talent show at my kids junior high school a couple of years ago, a student recreated this dance from Napoleon Dynamite, and the crowd went wild. People still talk about it. Here's the original:

Pee Wee Herman being threatened in a biker bar, and his last request is a dance:

In order to fully appreciate this scene from 500 Days of Summer, you really should know that he just slept with his girlfriend the night before:

This is probably a popular favorite, but I can't omit it! John Travolta doing what he does best, in Pulp Fiction:

When considering dance scenes, I must slip in this television dance scene, one of my all-time favorites, when Ricky finds out he's going to become a father, in I Love Lucy:


  1. Good choices!! Definitely not your typical choices either. I like :)

  2. Thanks, Noelle! I had fun with this ~ and I wanted to go off the beaten path a bit. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I just love all of your picks - they are so great! Fun stuff - thanks for sharing!

  4. Happy Monday to you, scrappydee! Thank you for stopping by and checking out these fun picks!

  5. I totally loved your Napoleon Dynomite pick--I'd completely forgotten how funny that was. great job.

    Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  6. Hi Kaye,
    I just stopped by your blog ~ it's wonderful. Your picks are terrific. I love the dance scene in the gym in "It's a Wonderful Life," too ~ good one!

  7. thanks for including "Tequila." Haven't seen it, or even thought about it, for YEARS -- and that's my loss. Terrific inclusion.

  8. Thanks for stopping by, The Gal Herself! Tequila is an unusual pick, but so much fun!

  9. Great post, Kathleen. The Pee Wee Tequila sequence is favorite of my kids (and me). So, too, the Pulp Fiction dance scene. That scene in I Love Lucy is soooo touching, as well. Some others of mine would include the lip-sync Twist & Shout sequence from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and ANY of the dance sequences from Bob Fosse's great All That Jazz film. Thanks for this

  10. Hi le0pard13,
    So glad you enjoyed this. Isn't Pee Wee hysterical?
    Thanks for the reminder of Twist & Shout ~ Ferris Bueller is a classic. All That Jazz ~ another great suggestion. It's fun what people are coming up with!
    Have a great week!

  11. We have three in common! And I love that episode of I Love Lucy. It's so cute how Lucy tells Ricky her big news :)

  12. Oh Kathleen! You have some real gems selected here. Love them - especially Napolean Dyn. That movie was so hysterical in all of its awkwardness. Thanks for playing along - join in any time.

  13. Thanks for stopping by, JujuB213! Isn't that fascinating we chose three of the same dance scenes! Cool!

    Hey Bumbles!
    Thanks for creating this meme ~ what a lot of fun. I'm a huge movie buff. I look forward to visiting your blog often. That's a great word to describe Napolean Dynamite ~ awkward. Jon Heder did a fabulous job, though.