The action or drama sequences are not always the most remembered in series or movies, sometimes it is the dance scenes that remain in the memory of the fans, such as in the footsteps of Merlina Addams.
Here we leave you some of the most iconic dance scenes that have appeared on the screen in television shows or in movies and that have become iconic.
The dance of ‘La Mamushka’ in ‘The Addams Family’
Not only Merlina with her series Wednesday’ has an iconic dance scene, in 1991 her father Homero Addams and uncle Lucas polished the dance floor, even throwing knives at each other.
At the party to say goodbye to Uncle Lucas in the movie ‘The Addams Family’ Homer dances ‘La Mamushka’, but only as the Addams know it, that is to say: in a way full of risk and spectacle.
Merlina’s Dance in Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’
The choreography that Merlina dances to the song ‘Goo Goo Muck’ from 1981 by The Cramps is given in episode 4 of ‘Wednesday’, when she attends the Rave’N dance for the outcasts at Nevermore Academy.
The moment on the screen was loved by the fans and many have replicated it on their social networks, making the scene, the choreography and the song a worldwide trend.
The dance of the killer doll in ‘M3GAN’
One of the most recent dance scenes that fans have loved is the one performed by the killer doll in ‘M3GAN’ when she performs her steps in a corridor.
Child actress Amie Donald, 12, is the talented dancer who was commissioned to perform the iconic choreography in which M3GAN.
The dance of ‘Hey pachuco!’ in ‘The Mask’
The 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey has a couple of musical moments that are well-loved and remembered by movie fans, like when the Mask makes all the police dance to the song ‘Cuban Pete’.
But the scene in which the Mask attends Coco Bongo and dances with Tina (Cameron Diaz) is the most iconic of the two pieces, since in this dance the Mask makes use of all its powers and wears its characteristic yellow suit.
Tobey Maguire’s dance as Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man 3’
As usual, in ‘Spider-Man 3’ the life of Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) becomes more and more complicated, but when he meets the mysterious black symbiote he unleashes all his anger and repressed confidence.
Thus, Peter is consumed by his black suit and his dark desires, changes his look, becomes arrogant, disrespectful and violent. This shift in his confidence has him dancing through the streets of New York in an iconic movie sequence.
Although the film was not the best received of the trilogy, Peter’s steps on the street have become one of the most remembered and have sparked many memes, parodies, and repetitions.
John Travolta and Uma Thurman dance in ‘Pulp Fiction’
In ‘Pulp Fiction’ Mia and Vincent go out to a soda fountain to entertain themselves for a while, since Vincent has to take care of his boss’s wife. To please her, she agrees to enter the dance contest.
That’s when the iconic dance scene takes place where Mia and Vincent pull off their best twist moves on the floor to the song ‘You Never Can Tell’ by composer Chuck Berry.
Jennifer Beals dancing as Alex in ‘Flashdance’
Perhaps the most remembered from the 1983 film are the steps taken by the character of Alex Owens, a young woman who works in a steel factory, but wants to become a dancer.
The steps she performs at her final audition for dance company have become very famous, including a memorable choreography to the song ‘What A Feeling’ that impresses the jury.
Another of the iconic dance scenes in the film occurs with the song ‘Maniac’, when Alex trains in his warehouse and in his job as an exotic dancer.
The footsteps of Latrell (Terry Crews) in ‘White Chicks’
Terry Crews embodies in the 2004 comedy Latrell Spencer, a wealthy African-American who is in love with Tiffany Wilson without knowing that she is actually the undercover cop Marcus.
Latrell is one of the characters that brings out the biggest smiles in the film, with his madness, his interpretation of Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles’ and his steps in a disco.
The scene where Latrell dances occurs because he tries to give Tiffany a drugged drink, but she unknowingly takes it, so her body is energized and she ends up on the dance floor shirtless and dancing to ‘Satisfaction ‘.
Joker’s dance in the movie with Joaquin Phoenix
The movie ‘Joker’ directed by Todd Phillips is a drama that explores the psychology and emotions of one of Batman’s most famous villains; In it, music plays a very important role in relating to the character.
This is how it is in one of the iconic scenes of the film, when Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) finally embraces his persona as Joker and dances on a set of stairs in Gotham (which exists in the Bronx, New York).
With the song ‘The Hey Song (Rock & Roll part 2)’ by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander, the villain leaves behind all the things that hurt him or made him less and becomes the symbol of chaos.
Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo’s ’13 Going on 30′ dance
One of the classic love movies is ‘If I were 30’ from 2004, where Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) is a girl who wants to be an adult and her wish comes true thanks to the desire powders that her friend Matty (Mark Ruffalo) gives him away.
Jenna wakes up at the age of 30, but her life is not what she expected and she is no longer friends with Matty. After trying to adjust and understand the direction of her life, Jenna goes to a party and there she gives herself a very famous dance scene.
When Jenna wants to set the party up, she asks the DJ for the Michael Jackson song ‘Thriller’ to dance the choreography, but no one seems to be encouraged.
It’s not until Matty enters the dance floor that the public catches the eye and everyone begins to dance to the rhythm of the king of pop.
The dance in the intro of HBO Max’s ‘Peacemaker’
James Gunn developed a spin-off of his film ‘The Suicide Squad’ for HBO Max, where the protagonist is John Cena in the role of the self-styled hero Peacemaker.
The comedy, adventure and even drama of the DC character was a pleasant surprise for the fans and a lot was due to the opening sequence of each chapter, which Gunn made with the intention of making it memorable and people not skipping it.
In the intro, Peacemaker and all the cast members appear in character (even their pet eagle) and dance to Norwegian band Wig Wam’s ‘Do Ya Wanna Taste It’.
Hal’s musical number on roller skates in ‘Malcolm in the Middle’
Before becoming widely known for his role on ‘Breaking Bad,’ Bryan Cranston spent years playing Hal, Malcolm’s clueless father and Lois’ passionate husband on the comedy series.
One of Hal’s most iconic moments on the show occurs in season one episode 13 ‘The Skaters’, when he uses his experience as a champion skater to teach Malcolm.
In the episode Hal goes to the schoolyard at night and there he performs his routine. In a blue sequined suit, he performs a musical number on roller skates, to the rhythm of Queen’s ‘We Are Champions’, in an unforgettable moment for fans.
The dance fight in Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’
The third season of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ introduced the superhero group the Sparrow Academy and it is one of these new members who causes a dance fight between the two families.
Marcus from the Sparrow Academy who initiates the confrontation to the rhythm of ‘Footlose’ (song from the 1984 film of the same name), to which Luther responds and then the two families intertwine in a dance around the mansion.
Although for the characters the scene is just an illusion inside Diego’s head, the steps and choreography became the best of the series and a great way to start season 3 on Netflix.
What other iconic dance scene in movies or TV do you remember?
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