Five Dance Movies You Need To Check Out While In Quarantine!
March 21, 2021
By Daniel Oshana
1. High Strung (2016) PG
Ruby (Keenan Kampa) is a dancer at a prestigious school in NYC who encounters a charming violinist named Johnnie (Nicholas Galitzine) in a busy subway station. Experience their love story in a world that combines music and dance. Available to stream on Hulu, Fandango Now, Vudu, Prime Video, and Apple TV.
2. High Strung: Free Dance (2018) TV-14
In this sequel to High Strung, we follow a young dancer, Barlow (Juliet Doherty) and a pianist, Charlie (Harry Jarvis) through their struggle to create perfection as the stars of a production by complex choreographer, Zander (Thomas Doherty). Barlow and Charlie’s new love begins to dismantle Zander’s show. Available to stream on Netflix.
3. Black Swan (2010) R
In this Oscar-winning film, Natalie Portman stars as Nina, a young dancer, who struggles to maintain her sanity after being given the lead role in Tchaikovsky's “Swan Lake”. Available to stream on FandangoNow, Vudu, and Prime Video.
4. Work It (2020) TV-14
Sabrina Carpenter stars as a straight-A student, Quinn, looking to beef up her resume and in the process, discovers a newfound passion for dance. With the help of her best friend, Jasmine (Liza Koshy), Quinn uncovers the world of dance
and dance competitions while finding a new love in the team’s choreographer, Jake (Jordan Fisher). Available to stream on Netflix.
5. Swing Time (1936)
This classic dance movie stars Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire as Lucky and Penny, respectively. Lucky Garnett is a dancer who needs to make it big to win over his fiancée. In the process, he meets a dance teacher, Penny, and his priorities change. Available to stream on FandangoNow, Vudu, and Prime Video.