Based on the story of circus and entertainment pioneer, P.T. Barnum, the musical film “The Greatest Showman” is filled with extravagant dance numbers and original songs. While the emotional power ballad “This Is Me” won awards, the performance of “The Greatest Show” left audiences amazed.
Featuring Hugh Jackman’s powerful voice, fire-breathing performers, trapeze artists, and dancers, the scene leaves us feeling energized and makes a real feeling of showmanship. The sheer amount of talent in this scene is what makes it so truly memorable.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Dancing to “Cheek to Cheek” in “Top Hat”
It's no surprise that Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are often considered the greatest dancing duo in cinematic history. The pair's undeniable chemistry and dancing skills made them stars in the early days of Hollywood.
One dance scene, in particular, is often considered a favorite — the “Cheek to Cheek” scene in “Top Hat.” From the delightful lyrics about how happy Fred’s character is to be up close to his beau, to Ginger’s amazing feathered frock, the whole performance is nothing short of magical.
The Latin Ballroom Contest in “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”
Combining the same level of romantic tension and serious talent as the original “Dirty Dancing”, this film takes place in Havana, Cuba the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution. American teen Katey falls for romantic Cuban dancer Javier, and the two soon become more than just dance partners.
Despite the scandal that their first appearance as a couple causes, the upbeat music and the chemistry between the two leads jumps off the screen as they begin competing toward the finals. This scene, before they reach their finals, is brimming with passion and sensuality.
Bar Battle Dance Scene in “Girls Trip”
The movie “Girls Trip” follows a group of women as they reunite on a trip to New Orleans. Along the journey, however, the girls are faced with some truly comical scenarios.
One of the film’s funniest scenes has to be when they decide to battle it out in a bar against a group of younger girls. Wearing neon-colored wigs, the group of friends shows audiences that age is just a number as they out-dance the younger girls with their old-school dance moves.
The Rain-Soaked Scene in “Step Up 2: The Streets”
What's cooler than an epic dance scene? How about an epic dance scene performed in the rain and dark? Like the first film in the franchise, “Step Up 2: The Streets” tells the story of a high school dancer (Andie) struggling to decide on her future.
Andie finds herself competing in Baltimore’s infamous underground dance battle known as “The Streets.” In the final and memorable scene, Andie and her dance crew duke it out in the pouring rain to screaming crowds who also don’t seem to mind the torrential downpour.