Exercise is essential to maintaining a healthy life, so during this quarantine we want you to get up and dance. We reached out to professional dancers and directors to see what their favorite movies centered around dance were currently. There were some overlaps and some unique suggestions. We hope you enjoy!
Stephanie Di Biase is a former Dallas Mavericks captain/choreographer, former Dallas Desperados dancer/choreographer, master prep class and choreographer for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and is currently the Director/Choreographer of the Allen Americans Ice Angels.
“I love all the Step Up movies, Hit the Floor, Bring It On, and even High School Musical. All of those movies show how hard dancers work and the time that they put in to master their craft! People have no idea the hours of work that we put in as dancers in the pro world!”
DSD Melanie is a professional dancer for the Dallas Sidekicks Dancers and has been with them for two seasons.
“Step Up!! The original with Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum is by far my favorite. I love the mix of styles – the technique and the street dancing. I also love the actors (wish they were still together in real life).”
DSIG Gabbie is a professional dancer for the Dallas Stars Ice Girls and has been with them for three seasons.
“Center Stage, I grew up watching it with my mom! And then Ice Princess and Cutting Edge for skating movies.”
Former DMD Janie is a former Dallas Mavericks Dancer who danced with them for two seasons.
“ANY Step Up movie!! I love how they take some many people from different dance background and show how dance brings them together. I can binge watch them alllll day.”
TLD Torris is a professional dancer for the Texas Legends and has been with them for one season.
“I really like Flash Dance from the 80s because she fights for what she wants and eventually gets there. I love a good underdog story. Also Set Up Revolution that junk yard scene is a killer!”
Former DMD Maggie is a former Dallas Mavericks Dancer who danced with them for three seasons.
“Oh man!! Dirty Dancing! Center State! Footloose! I can dance along to them! It’s easy to pick up the steps and always puts me in a good mood!!”
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