Five of our Favourite Dance Sequences from Films

Anna Fiorentini 15 Sep 2021

Five of our Favourite Dance Sequences from Films

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you’ve wanted to break out into a musical dance number? Just us? We love seeing our favourite characters boogie on screen and show their emotions through movement. It can be a joyous and uplifting moment in any film.

Check out our other blog: Five Animated Films we’d like to see as a West End Musical!

So we thought we would take a look at some of our favourite dance sequences from movies, and here they are:

Mary Poppins (1964) – Step in Time

This classic film has so many fantastic sequences to choose from. But one of our absolute favourites is the magical ‘Step in Time’ sequence. With tap dancing, spins and group dances – it’s practically perfect in every way!

Annie (2014) – It’s The Hard Knock Life

This modern take on an old favourite has some really fun sequences, including this one. Next time we’re cleaning our room, we’ll be sure to steal a few of these moves.

Aladdin (2019) – Prince Ali

With its hip hop elements, bright colours and exotic animals, this dance sequence is certainly impressive (even if Jasmine doesn’t seem to be too impressed by Prince Ali!)

The Greatest Showman (2017) – The Other Side

This sensational musical has too many dance numbers to choose from but we think this sequence is one of the greatest (see what we did there?) It has tap, symmetry and hand choreography – it really does take you to the other side…

Descendants 3 (2019) – Good to Be Bad

It may be good to be bad, but there’s nothing bad about this musical dance sequence!


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