It’s no secret that dance movies and I go together like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. But did you know that this love of dance goes beyond the screen and onto a dance floor near you? Yes, friends, I love to shake my groove thang under the prerequisites of dim lighting, fast tunes and gallons upon gallons of alcohol. I even enthusiastically support line dances because they satisfy my lifelong dream of joining a crowd of people in spontaneous synchronized dance. I fully blame the films of my youth for creating such an impossible standard.
Sure, line dances will suffice in a jam. YMCA, Macarena, the Electric Slide. But they’ve all got one thing in common: The music sucks.
Here, I move that we revolutionize spontaneous dancing. I’ve picked out a few favorites to inspire us, from both the past and the present (thank you flash mobs for taking it to another level).
1. “Twist and Shout” via Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Best part: All of it.
Best part: The move I call “lords-a-leapin'” at 1:21.
Best part: The whole thing.
Best part: Duck waddle, 1:38.
Best part: Breaking it down @ 2:10.
*Top image via Epiclectic