• Represent, Represent!

    Our class is learning the cha-cha–and also learning how hard it can be to do the steps accurately AND up to tempo. (If they’re anything like me, it’s usually one or the other…) Last night I downloaded my favorite slow/practice cha-cha song. Click and enjoy!

    In other news, it became known in class last night that I have never seen Saturday Night Fever.  How egregious is this omission for someone who will watch practically any movie with dancing in it*?  I’ve also never seen Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (whence “Represent Cuba”), but that seems less embarrassing somehow. I have seen Take the Lead, Mad Hot Ballroom, Shall We Dance (both versions), Scent of a Woman, Strictly Ballroom, and numerous ballet movies, good, bad, and indifferent.

    Dance-movie suggestions and cult-favorite song choices welcomed in comments.

    *Exception: Black Swan, which I am still debating about.

4 Responsesso far.

  1. LKPNYC says:

    Laura–did you know SNF was shot in my neighborhood? I walk the same streets in Bay Ridge upon which John Travolta once strutted. And yes, I totally sing the BeeGees song in my head sometimes. I will confess that until 3 years ago, I had never seen Dirty Dancing. I am picturing you gasping and clutching your pearls right about now. LOVE the cha-cha song!

  2. lauraet says:

    True, if I had pearls on, I might be clutching them at the moment! But the prospect of you doing a Travolta through your neighborhood is priceless!

  3. Joyce newman says:

    I think you might enjoy the movie “Tango” by Carlo Saura.

  4. lauraet says:

    Joyce, do you know if it’s on Netflix? I couldn’t find it.

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