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

5. “Angry Warehouse Dance” – Footloose (1984)

I’d be committing sacrilege if I didn’t have a moment from the original Footloose! Did Kevin Bacon do the entire dance? No. But who cares? Sometimes you just gotta dance it out and no movie better encapsulates the cathartic power of movement like Ren’s gymnastics through the abandoned warehouse. He utilizes everything at his disposal, including a convenient bar from which to swing – perfectly timed to the line in the song about flying and rising. It’s a moment of pure, willful abandon. When I’m feeling angry, “trapped and confused,” I dream of finding a vacant building and getting…footloose!