Dirty Dancing (1987)
Oh my word. This movie!
Much like Footloose, I memorized much of the soundtrack before seeing the movie in full.
I didn’t see the movie in full until I was well into college. Now it’s one of my favorite movies, and definitely a guilty pleasure.
While at Longwood, I had the great opportunity to attend the annual S.E.A.L. Leadership Conference twice, once as an attendee, and another time as a workshop presenter. The cool thing? The conference was held at Mountain Lake, near Pembroke, Virginia, where portions of the movie were filmed! They have Dirty Dancing Themed Weekends, and I’d love to do that someday.
When I joined the Longwood chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau, we participated in a fun event called “Greek Sync,” where many of the fraternities and sororities would select a group of members, and the groups would choreograph and perform a routine to that year’s theme. During my first semester as a sister in 2009, we used part of “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” as our opening number of our performance, where Erica and Kirk, one of the sorority sister-fraternity brother couples, performed part of the dance that was in the movie. Ironically, when we were first starting rehearsals and decided to have this part in our performance, we were watching the movie so Erica could learn the dance moves. We found out that night Patrick Swayze died! We all cried our eyes out. None of us could watch the movie again for at least a week!
Back to the movie!
Patrick Swayze sets my heart on fire. May he Rest in Peace!
Jennifer Grey truly comes of age in this movie! I’m always jealous of their dancing skills!
It’s a good story, of course. And I love the scenery!
I shameless sing along to every song in this movie, especially “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”
I want to watch this movie again, right now!
Come back tomorrow for a new movie!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂