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

15. “Conga” – Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

I absolutely adore this satirical look at beauty pageants in middle America; that it’s not better known is one of the bigger film injustices, in my opinion. The contestants’ dance routine shows up just how stupid these “talents” actually are, with the girls smiling and laying all over step ladders covered in wet paint. By the end, it doesn’t matter which girl is the better dancer, the audience is left laughing and wondering whether the girls know they’ve got red, white and blue all over them. America the beautiful!