The elaborate sets, costumes, and dance routines of musicals are well-known. You’ll be tapping your toes with this compilation of the top 20 underappreciated dance scenes from classic musicals!
Number 20 is from the 1948 film “Pirate Ballet,” which features the talented dancing duo of Gene Kelly and Judy Garland.
“I Like Myself,” from the musical “It’s Always Fair Weather,” from 1955, comes in at number 19.
Number 18 is a dance routine set to the song “The Ballet of the Red Shoes” from the British drama “The Red Shoes” from 1948.
The legendary Bob Fosse-choreographed routine for the song “Take Off With Us” moves up to number 15 from 1979’s “All that Jazz.”
The song “Jumpin’ Jive,” from the 1943 musical “Stormy Weather,” makes the top ten. Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson appeared in the film.
The third song is “Born to Jive,” from the musical “Grease” from 1978. The movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John became a huge box office hit.
“The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” from “White Christmas,” is the second most underrated dance scene.
The musical showcased the hit song by Bing Crosby and featured stellar dancing from star Vera-Ellen. Rosemary Clooney and the great Danny Kaye were also in the 1942 musical film.
The routine from the song “Moses Supposes” from the 1952 musical “Singin’ in the Rain” ranked first among the most underrated.
One of the greatest dance performances in film was created by Donald O’Connor and the incomparable Gene Kelly.