holiday movies…dancified style.

white nights all that jazzfameleroy

This time of year is a great time for movie watching in your pj’s…soooooo…I thought I would mention some dancified favorites you might want to partake in this holiday season.

My gift to you! You’re welcome. Don’t mention it. Go make some popcorn!

WHITE NIGHTS (1985)

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini

Ballet! Tap! Contemporary! A sweaty Baryshnikov doing the splits against the wall!!!! Doesn’t get much better than this!

FAME (1980)

Leroy in his shorts over pants shaking his booty! AWESOMENESS!!!! I used to think Bruno was adorable…love his music. A dance classic! A must see! The TV show too!

ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

One of my forever, all time faves! Story about the legendary Bob Fosse…made by the legendary Bob Fosse. Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Ben Vereen, Roy Scheider – it’s ALL THAT GOOD!!!! Watch it!

…also in the world of Fosse you MUST, I say MUST watch SWEET CHARITY. Sooooooooooo amazing!!!!! Shirley MacLaine! Love her! Chita Rivera! Some of my favorite choreography ever.

Ok. I love me the old-ish films, (but for today no black and whites or old musicals included) but I will mention a few newer ones too:

Center Stage, Dirty Dancing, Shall We Dance, Take The Lead… (I mentioned A Chorus Line before…tons more but I gotta go for now…)

and shout out to the magical and timeless Liza with a Z in the adorable Stepping Out.

Oh! One more movie for the holiday season! It is not a dancified film but there is a cute Charleston dance contest scene in it! One of the best movies of all time (in my opinion) It’s A Wonderful Life!!!!

I shall stop babbling now.

Enjoy the show!

Happy dancified movie watching!

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