It’s a magical thing that the social media age we live in has made it possible for us to see what dance looks like around the world at any given moment. A quick click on a hashtag transports us to any dance community in the world! It’s crazy to think that fifteen years ago that wasn’t the case...And in those times, kids....we had DANCE MOVIES!!

Fantastical or dramatic, the way dance is portrayed in cinema is a great way to look into the past, present, and future climate of the art! As the resident movie geek here at Tap That...I present a little must-watch list of some of my favorite dance movies:

CENTER STAGE (2000) Starring: Amanda Schull, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, Zoe Saldana

Listen...if someone ever makes a list of their favorite dance movies and doesn’t include Center Stage...they cannot be trusted!!! This flick is simultaneously magical and true-to-life, ridiculous and relatable, and dated yet timeless! Any dance movie that casts professional dancers as its leads already has my full support before I’ve even walked in the theater, yet another reason to cherish this movie forever! There is a 100% chance that post-viewing, you will want to paint a pair of point shoes red and create your ultimate dream dance sequence.