This works as dance is usually a celebratory act in and of itself. So where ever you are, stand up from your computer chair and do a little booty shake. Really. Stand up and shake your money-maker. Come on, who’s watching? It’s a day to dance. Go for it.
If your money-maker is broke, today’s cupcake offers all sorts of inspiration. Here goes.
Top Dance Movies (7 because choosing 1 is impossible): Dirty Dancing; Strictly Ballroom; Singing in the Rain; Top Hat; Footloose; White Nights; and just cause Channing Tatum is yummy, Step Up.
Best Dancer: Fred Astaire (now before you sharpen your taps ready to dance in disagreement, consider that his dance scenes, which were several minutes long, were shot in one take. No splicing a performance together. He got it right or reshot it. Incredible.)
Best Dance Scene: “Tango de Roxanne” in Moulin Rouge. It is a stunning balance of dance, music and storytelling. Long live Baz! Honorable mention: the tango scene from Scent of a Woman. The only scene that makes Al Pacino remotely likeable (in that, or any other film).
Best Dance: Has to be the Tango. If it’s done right, jaws drop. Every time.