Of course, dancing is always good. But sometimes you just want to watch a beautiful story, fiery dances and learn. We have compiled for you an overview of the 10 most famous and popular movie about dance. Also, after watching the proposed films, you will learn the fun facts about the “Dirty Dancing” movie, you will find your favorite movie about swing dancing and other dance styles.

Immerse yourself in the history of romantic love and completely immerse yourself in the world of dance! So, let’s start.


1. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Shot from a dance film - Strictly Ballroom

This movie(s) about ballroom dancing is unique in that it contains the features of drama, melodrama, comedy and musical. This is truly a fabulous story filled with a variety of ballroom dancing, presenting the viewer a whole firework of the dance festival! The main character participates in a ballroom dancing competition with a new partner. They are trying to break stereotypes and show everyone that dance styles can penetrate each other and form a completely new and unusual style.

By the way, we talked about capturing championships and dance competitions here in our blog.


2. Dirty Dancing (1987)

Shot from a dance film - Dirty Dancing 01

This is one of the good movie about the dance at the end of the 20th century. This is a 1987 film of American cinema in the lead role with Patrick Swayze. The film is based on the love story of a young man and girl from completely different backgrounds. Already in 2009, the film collected more than 200 million dollars from the rental and became the most beautiful picture of the beginning of the 20th century.

By the way, it is interesting that in the main love scene the dance of the main characters was accidentally invented by them during the casting, and it was not the idea of the scriptwriters. And this episode was the most memorable in the film.


3. Center Stage (2000)

Shot from a dance film - Center Stage

This is a film made by American directors about young dancers who came to enter the fictional ballet academy. This is not just a movie about dancing, it shows the real problems and difficulties of adolescents that they encounter on the way in the world of professional art. The destiny of the main characters will not leave indifferent any spectator.


4. Take the Lead (2006)

Shot from a dance film - Take the Lead

This film is based on real-life events from the famous dancer Pierre Dulain. He organizes a dance group at the New York school for naughty boys. Bullies and bullies retreat from the usual classical and ballroom dancing and invent their own street dance. With new forces, boys take themselves in hand and take part in the most important annual ballroom dancing competition.


5. Step Up (2006)

Shot from a dance film - Step Up

This is probably the most favorite movie about dance battles of the younger generation in the genre of musical melodrama. The protagonist Tyler must work 200 hours in the school of art as a punishment for the defeat of the theater. As a result, the guy discovers his talent and starts dancing with the students of the school. Classes at the dance school, acquaintance with her beloved Nora and preparation for the festival lead Tyler out of criminal life into the world of dancing.


6. Fame (1980)

Shot from a dance film - Fame

The premiere of this dramatic movie about dance school was held in 1980. The main storyline is devoted to the fate of talented teenagers who study at the school of arts. This motion picture will delight you with great music and incendiary dances. In 1980, the film was nominated for an Oscar in the category “Best Original Scenario”. And then in 1981, the film received 2 Oscar Awards in the category “Best Original Music” and “Best Song”.


7. Footloose (1984)

Shot from a dance film - Footloose

This film is about a small patriarchal town. A teenager from Chicago comes to this city to break the old stereotypes forever. There are strange laws that forbid dancing. But the young man does not like it and he plans to destroy the old order and teach the local youth incendiary dances.


8. Step Up Revolution (2012)

Shot from a dance film - Step Up Revolution

The daughter of one of the richest businessmen in Miami wants to practice dancing professionally. She is assisted in this by a kind guy, Sean, who works as a waiter at a local hotel. The long-time father of the main character wants to tear down this hotel. Locals unite and do their best to attract dancing to the public’s attention and save their homes.


9. Burlesque (2010)

Shot from a dance film - Burlesque

The life of a young girl Ali is singing upside down when she loses her parents and moves to Los Angeles. The girl finds work in a dance show, and it would seem that her life is getting better. But beauty has a lot of envious people who stand in her way. But Ali bravely meets enemies and does not allow them to ruin his life.


10. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

Shot from a dance film - Step Up 2 The streets

And this motion picture continues the idea of the previous part “Step Up”. This is also a movie about street dancing. The protagonist Andy and his friends often violate public order with their dance performances in public places. The children are joined by a girl who studies at an art school, and this does not comply with the rules of the streets. But it still does not become a hindrance to the occurrence of a spark between Andy and the girl. The guys go to risk to defend their position on the street.

Movies about dance are loved by both adults and children, in general, people of all ages. And this is logical because dancing is always beautiful and interesting. In NS Dancing, our students always share with each other impressions after competitions, championships and views of such wonderful films. It brings together and develops a love of beauty. Do not forget to dance and train, to maintain their skills at an excellent level.

A good Movie about dance will lift your spirits and let you enjoy the life story of other dancers.