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10 Dance Movies to Add to your Queue

Grab your comfy clothes, we are doing another movie marathon! Here are 10 more dance movies to add to your queue. 

Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev in “The White Crow.” © Sony Pictures Classics.

1. THE WHITE CROW

Directed by famed actor, Ralph Fiennes, The White Crow, is a biographical film chronicling the life of ballet icon, Rudolf Nureyev. Bonus, Nureyev is played by professional ballet dancer, Oleg Ivenko!

2. DIRTY DANCING

Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and a killer soundtrack…do you need anything else? Whether you’ve never seen it or you can recite it word by word, this movie always belongs in the queue.

3. SHALL WE DANCE

This movie will make you fall in love with ballroom dance, just as much as Richard Gere’s character. Add in Jennifer Lopez and you have a must-see.

4. SWING TIME

We are throwing it back to the 1930’s with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! It has dancing, gambling, and a love story, what else could you want?

5. FLASHDANCE

It’s safe to say, Jennifer Beal’s audition scene will live in our memories forever. This classic, gives you 80’s nostalgia, romance, and an inspiring story, all wrapped together.

6. WHITE NIGHTS

When one of the most celebrated ballet dancers joins forces with one of the most celebrated tap dancers, it is pure magic! Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines star in White Nights and create some of the best movie dance scenes to ever exist.

7. WESTSIDE STORY

Are you a Shark or a Jet? This Hollywood classic will make you want to get up and start dancing immediately! With Natalie Wood leading the way as the beautiful, Maria, and choreography by Jerome Robbins, you won’t want to miss this one.

8. BILLY ELLIOT

We are pretty sure everyone has heard the name “Billy Elliot” at some point in their life. Set in England in 1984, this film is a reminder to follow your passions in life no matter what!

9. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

This wouldn’t be a complete list without some John Travolta, would it? Yeah we didn’t think so either! Get your groove on listening to disco and some fashion inspiration.

10. YOU GOT SERVED

We are switching things up with a hip hop classic! With street dance battles and music by B2K, you will be dancing around your house in no time.
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