Sunday, May 16, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ So You Think You Can Dance...

Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Dancing...

We had a busy weekend, capped off by our little nieces' dance recital.  They were so cute and did such a great job - we couldn't be prouder!  Watching all those dancers on stage got me to thinking about dance scenes in the movies.  Some movies are all about dancing, while others have a particular dance scene, or take place in a setting with dancing bound to happen.  Here are a few that came to mind.  Share on your blog your favorite dance scenes from the movies, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!


  • Flashdance (1983) - Jennifer Beal's body double danced her butt off throughout the movie, but most people remember the wet stripper routine

  • The King & I (1956) - Shall We Dance (one, two, three) - Yul Brynner was so dashing wasn't he?  He could lead me around a ballroom any day.

  • Carrie (1976) - Before Carrie got punked at the prom and went ballistic, she made the rest of us dizzy with her dance scene with the dreamboat

  • The Jungle Book (1967) - How can you resist that rump shakin' bear named Baloo, teaching little Mowgli to chillax?

  •  Tropic Thunder (2008) - Tom Cruise might be a nut job but his cameo dancing scene at the very end of this mediocre movie was hysterical

  • Pretty In Pink (1986) - Oh, Duckie was such a romantic.  He may not have gotten the girl, but he stole my heart with his Otis Redding performance.

    Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Or would you like to guest host? Let us know in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

  • 22 comments:

    Noelle said...

    Mine's up!

    http://justnoelle.blogspot.com/2010/05/monday-movie-meme-dancing.html

    My Household Junk said...

    This one was fun!
    http://www.myhouseholdjunk.com/2010/05/17/best-dance-movies/

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    Mine is up as well! Believe it or not, but I didn't copy a single one of yours for a change!

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2010/05/monday-movie-meme-so-you-think-you-can.html

    Susan said...

    Great choices, Molly! Mine would be Dirty Dancing! My daughter and I used to watch it about once a month!

    Kathleen A. Ryan said...

    This is a great idea!

    I've posted some of my faves:

    http://kathleenaryan.blogspot.com/2010/05/favorite-movie-dance-scenes.html

    hmsgofita said...

    Haven't seen all on that list. Good ones though. Let's see. Footloose stands out, 10 Things I Hate About You bcuz of the bad guy getting his nose punched at the dance! Moulin Rouge, and Strictly Ballroom!

    scrappydee said...

    Mine is up - I love this MEME - too cute - thanks for hosting!

    LJ said...

    I lost count on how many times I saw Flash Dance. Being a stripper aside - I wanted to BE Jennifer Beal!! Not to mention that I also had a crush on the lead actor.
    Carrie - on the other hand - was the first horror film I ever saw. When I got home from the theatre that night I found my house empty. I had to call a neighbour over to sit with me. I was freaking scared.

    The Gal Herself said...

    Oh, I loved this topic! I would have taken Flashdance, but didn't since you beat me to it.

    stacybuckeye said...

    I only copied 1 :) Loved this theme!

    http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/monday-movie-meme-dance-scenes/

    kaye said...

    I do love the King and I and The Jungle book--great choices all, and great subject. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

    Amy said...

    Great movie choices! I wouldn't have thought of several of them in terms of dancing!

    Fun theme!

    ~ Amy

    David said...

    This is my first entry....http://www.davidjournal.com/2010/05/movie-meme-dancing.html

    Alyce said...

    I immediately thought of Dirty Dancing and Shall We Dance.

    Kim, Too said...

    I immediately thought of Carrie before I got to your list. I loved that dance scene. Her prom date was so cute. Of course, I saw the movie when it was newly released, and that's what we liked our prom dates to look like. (That's how old I am.) And you know what I think of Footloose. So no separate list for me.

    otin said...

    I always liked the scarecrow dance scene in The Wizard of Oz.

    Julie said...

    I LOVE this topic! Love your choices (especially The Jungle Book). Mine are up :)

    Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

    I hope someone listed my favorite - Singing In the Rain. I love those old singing and dancing show.

    Mommy Rubz said...

    Very late to submit. Here's mine: http://www.themoviemommy.info/monday-movie-meme-dancing/

    Thanks for this meme!

    ღ pinaymama ღ said...

    mine are up

    http://coupleslovebook.blogspot.com/2010/05/shall-we-dance.html

    Penny said...

    Dirty Dancy and Center Stage.
    :)
    Great list!

    Lucy said...

    so sorry I missed this one since i LOVE dancing so much. footloose popped into my head
    but my movie meme suggestion is Families. (maybe you've already done that one?) SO many super movies come to my mind.. what day do u do these??
    thanks!