There’s just something about a movie that revolves around dancing. The romance is always steamier, the drama intense, and you know you wish you could move like the characters on the screen . (It’s not just me, right?)
In my new romance, All I want is You, the heroine is a ballet dancer. I grew up dancing and loved writing a character that shared something so personal with me. So, today I’m sharing my Top 5 dance movies. They’re hot, exciting, and full of moves and music that will make you want to jump in and join the fun.
Let’s face it. This movie has it all. The dancing is spectacular, the romance is hot (we’re seriously watching Channing and Jenna fall in love here), and did I mention Channing Tatum? He’s hot, he’s got the moves like Jagger (and then some) and…well he’s Channing Tatum.
Oh life as a ballerina. I love this look at the competitive world of ballet. It’s got drama, angst, backstabbing, sex, and some serious dancing! What more do you need?
Everybody cut, everybody cut! From the small town setting, to the rebel bad boy that just wants to dance, this movie is a classic. And I can’t forget the soundtrack. Every song in this one makes me want to hop on the couch and dance!
Just try and tell me that this movie doesn’t make you want to grab a leotard and leg warmers and fly across the dance floor. I won’t believe you.
“Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” I don’t know about you, but after watching this movie I was begging my parents for a family vacation. I can watch this one over and over, reciting every line, and STILL swoon like crazy at the ending scene where Johnny pulls Baby to her feet and they dance. Please let me be Baby, just once!
I just HAD to throw in one honorable mention. Honestly, where would be without the men (and their magical moves) from Magic Mike?
Seriously, thank you gentlemen, from the bottom of my heart. THANK YOU!
I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours! What are some of your favorite dance movies? Let me know in the comments or tag me on Twitter with your choices!
Be sure to check out Candace’s newest release
All I Want is You
Forever isn’t part of this deal.
Hawke Vance will do whatever it takes to protect the family business, even if it means protecting it from his own father, a man who’s just gotten hitched in Vegas to wife number nine. Growing up seeing how much chaos wedded bliss creates, Hawke’s sworn never to fall into the matrimony trap. But to get the all-important controlling shares of the company, he does need a wife.
Being caught skinny dipping is not the way ballerina Amy Powell planned to start her vacation. When the hot biker who catches her turns out to be the owner of the house she’s staying in, she’s mortified. But embarrassment soon turns to confusion and a good dose of lust when Mr. Sex on a Stick offers her the money she needs to save her brother if she’ll agree to marry him and play pretend for two months.
Only this game of make-believe quickly starts feeling too real…
Bestselling author Candace Havens has written multiple novels for Berkley, Entangled and Harlequin. Her books have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. And she is the Editorial Director for the Covet, Edge and Select lines at Entangled Publishing. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2200 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Hawkeye & Dorsey on 96.3, and is a former President of the Television Critics Association.
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