Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

34. “Tango Trio” – Take the Lead (2006)

You’ll hear this about a few other films but this is the only scene I remember from this generic dance movie that combines Stand and Deliver (1988) with Dirty Dancing (1987). I recall it being a fun film, but nothing else springs to mind outside of this take on the tango wherein the two male rivals play out their love triangle with Jenna Dewan (pre-Channing Tatum). The slow-motion becomes a bit irksome but Dewan proved between this and Step Up (2006) that she was a fantastic dancer, as are the two male leads.