10 Best Surprising Dance Scenes In Non-Dance Movies

  
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8. Beetlejuice

1988’s Beetlejuice was off-the-wall in the most brilliant and entertaining of ways, and although it was unique and unpredictable, it didn’t make the dinner party dance scene any less surprising. The movie had a couple musical moments, but Delia’s dinner party was absolutely hilarious as her similarly snobby guests tried to discuss whether or not her house really was haunted. Of course, as she tried to change the subject, Delia begins inexplicably belting out Harry Belafonte’s “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song).” Eventually it turns into a complete group possession of the dinner guests as they all wave their arms, shake their bottoms and lose control of their bodies as they sing and dance to the song.


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7. 13 Going on 30

13 Going on 30 starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo is one of the most memorable romantic comedies of the 2000s, if not only for its fantastic dance scene. There is no doubt that it was Garner’s charm that kept the movie going and made the dance scene for Poise’s party one of the most entertaining and light-hearted moments of the film. After Poise Magazine’s party seems to be a flop and her editor is in distress over the awful party, Jenna (Garner) livens things up by requesting Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and coaxing her friend Matty (Ruffalo) into performing the iconic “Thriller” dance with her which incites an entire “Thriller” dance party. Looking back, the dance was foreshadowed earlier in the movie, but that didn’t make it any less amazing, even if it was a little out of place.

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