Choreographed by: Marguerite Derricks and Michelle Elkin While we clearly knew Tom Cruise could dance (See No.
88), the world's mouth was collectively agape after watching him tear up the floor with this badass hip-hop routine.
Choreographed by: Marguerite Derricks and Jennifer Hamilton The Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, like the Hoover family, will never quite be the same again after Olive (Abigail Breslin) takes the stage for this dance routine that's as charming as it is inappropriate.
Choreographed by: Patricia Birch One of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history is more famous for the tunes that come from Tom Hanks' and Robert Loggia's toes, but it wouldn't sound as sweet without their fancy footwork.
" Choreographed by: Marguerite Derricks and Jennifer Hamilton Mining her not-too-distant childhood, Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) unites a crowd of too-cool hipsters with a charming recreation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Choreographed by: Jerry Mitchell and Pamela Remler Even if she wasn't surrounded by second-tier talent (which is being generous), Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst) would have wowed the Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant with this rousing tap routine.
Choreographed by: Adam Shankman, Anne Fletcher, Jamal Sims, Joey Pizzi, and Zach Woodlee Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) learns a whole new way to dance in detention from Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) and his sister Inez (Taylor Parks).
Instead, the camera is trained on an intense tango that has far-reaching results.
Choreographed by: Denise Faye, Joey Pizzi, Aisha Francis, Tara Nicole Hughes, Ja Quel Knight, and Melanie Lewis Christina Aguilera, Julianne Hough, and Kristen Bell lead an army of able ladies in this rolicking routine that is part Pussycat Dolls, part pop music video, and all incredible.
So, I laced up my red shoes to look back on the best live-action (sorry, Beauty and the Beast), American-funded (sorry, Strictly Ballroom) films from the last 35 years (sorry, Grease) to determine which routine set the barre the highest. Choreographed by: Marguerite Derricks and Jennifer Hamilton Under the influence of an evil alien parasite, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) gains a new wardrobe, an overinflated sense of self, and — apparently — the ability to literally sweep Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) off her feet.
Choreographed by: Adam Shankman, Anne Fletcher, Jamal Sims, Joey Pizzi, and Zach Woodlee Even John Travolta's fat suit shaking can't stop the sense of inescapable fun coursing throughout this stunning pastiche of '60s-styles.
Choreographed by: Rob Marshall, John De Luca, Denise Faye, Tara Nicole Hughes, and Joey Pizzi Kate Hudson delivers this mod routine with such a boundless sense of effervescence that it's not surprising the performance dominated promotional materials for the movie. Choreographed by: Kenny Ortega and Miranda Garrison This scene is all watermelons and sweaty, writhing bodies until Patrick Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes arrive to class up the joint and answer the immortal question: "Do You Love Me?
It comes outta the gate hard and fast with a killer battle that puts everyone on notice.
Choreographed by: John Carrafa With a quick — and smart — shout-out to their sixth grade talent show, Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Darcy (Kate Hudson) have complete freedom to spontaneously perform a perfectly choreographed dance routine. Brown, Laurieann Gibson, Monica Gomez, Kennis Marquis, and Vergi Rodriguez You will believe in Honey's (Jessica Alba) talents as a choreographer after watching her students bring the thunder in this showcase.
" Choreographed by: Travis Payne, Udee Mc Geoy, and Stacy Walker The audience and Jersey, née Violet (Piper Perabo), get its first introduction to the wild world of Coyote Ugly through a testosterone-triggering routine that includes ass slapping, hair flipping, and fire dancing.