Musicals are known for their elaborate sets, costumes, and dance routines. This compilation of the Top 20 most underrated dance scenes in classic musicals will get your toes tapping!
Number 20 is from the 1948 ‘Pirate Ballet’, which stars the excellent dancing duo Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Coming in at 19 is 1955’s “I Like Myself” from the musical “It’s Always Fair Weather.”
Number 18 is from 1948’s British drama “The Red Shoes,” featuring the dance routine set to the song “The Ballet of the Red Shoes.” Jumping up the list to number 15 from 1979’s “All that Jazz” is the routine for the tune “Take Off With Us,” choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse.
The top ten starts with “Jumpin’ Jive” from the 1943 musical “Stormy Weather.” The film starred Lena Horne, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and Cab Calloway.
Number three is “Born to Jive” from the 1978 musical “Grease.” The film became a huge hit starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The number two most underrated dance scene was “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” from the iconic film musical “White Christmas.”
Bing Crosby’s hit song was showcased in the musical, which featured terrific dancing from star Vera-Ellen. The 1942 musical movie also starred the great Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney.
Coming in at number one most underrated was the routine from the song “Moses Supposes” from 1952’s musical “Singin’ in the Rain.” The incomparable Gene Kelly joined forces with Donald O’Connor to create one of cinema’s best dance performances.