Films in Focus: Dancing

Dancing Movies: Here are some movies in our collection that either focus on dance or have famous dance scenes in them. 

Billy Elliot (2000)

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (DVD BILLY ELLIOT)

 

Black Swan (2010)

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”. (DVD BLACK SWAN)

 

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (DVD DIRTY DANCING)

 

Flashdance (1983)

A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (DVD FLASHDANCE)

 

Footloose (1984)

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (DVD FOOTLOOSE)

 

Magic Mike (2012)

A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (DVD MAGIC)

 

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Anxious about his future after high school, a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn tries to escape the harsh reality of his bleak family life by dominating the dance floor at the local disco. (DVD SATURDAY NIGHT)

 

Save the Last Dance (2001)

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past. (DVD SAVE)

 

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts. (DVD STEP UP 2)

 

West Side Story (1961)

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (DVD WEST SIDE)

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