You'll Never Guess Which Famous Movie Scene This Couple Learned for Their First Dance

Real Weddings, TV & Movies

Then again, maybe you will.

When we saw this video of a newlywed couple re-enacting the "Time of My Life" dance scene from Dirty Dancing for their first dance, we laughed, cried, and cheered. Although ultra-choreographed first dances run the risk of coming off cheesy, Terra and Drake nailed this number. From their outfits (loving the plunging V, Drake!) to the impeccably executed (and infamously difficult) lift, the whole thing went off without a hitch. Let's put it this way: The routine was so perfect Patrick Swayze would have been proud.

Such coordinated excellence got us thinking: Maybe emulating an iconic movie or TV scene for your wedding reception is the way to go. It's a great way to lighten the mood, get the party started, and show off your personality. If anything, it'll be a welcome break from wedding planning mayhem and stress, and you and your hubby-to-be will get to work together towards a common goal (and share a few laughs in the process). In the spirit of dance, here are a few other iconic dance scenes from movies we're itching for daring couples to learn and perform:

Grease: "You're the One That I Want"

"Tell me about it, stud."

Despite the fact that you'll probably need a Tilt-a-Whirl, Shake Shack (the ride, not the burger), and other carnival rides, this is one of the cutest dance scenes in the history of dance scenes. Best for the couple with a retro theme and exuberant spirit, add to the fun by dressing up in leather and letters. Recruit your bridal party and groomsmen to help too (calling all Pink Ladies and T-Birds!).

Center Stage: The Final Dance

All former bun-heads revere Center Stage as the best dance movie ever. Jody's (played by Amanda Schull) super-charged "Canned Heat" performance made all dance kids growing up beg for flaming red pointe shoes. Ballerinas aside, this scene presents some awesome music choices and both intimate and action-packed moves—fouettes optional.

In the same vein, check out Step Up's final dance scene as well—just make sure to be careful when you're breaking it down!

Pulp Fiction: "You Can Never Tell"

Cool couples with serious swag should get twisting à la Mrs. Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. The best part? This dance doesn't require much memorization. Just some swanky twists and a stone-cold facial expression. Gratuitous foot close-ups not included.

Moulin Rougue: "El Tango de Roxanne"

Ambitious, yes, but if you can enlist your groomsmen and bridesmaids to help with this number, it could turn out to be epic. Very steamy, this dance would work well for a bohemian couple with a lot of quirks. Plus, it will definitely amp things up for the wedding night later.

Enchanted: "Thats How You Know"

Every time we watch Enchanted our hearts nearly burst from cuteness overload. Kids at heart will be all over this jubilant, flash-mob style, Disney princess-esque routine. Regardless of whether or not you want to learn this dance, take a second to watch a fresh-faced Patrick Dempsey look as adorable as ever.

—Lauren Frankfort

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