Dance Challenge movies carry a special element that attracts the audience with different tastes and preferences. Be it a film on the stylistic Hip-Hop dance or the poetic Ballet, every time a new film hits the theatres, one gets the urge to book a seat right away. For this list, we have chosen films that have dance as their central theme and had an impact on the genre. So, here is the list of top dance challenge movies in Hollywood.

  • Step Up (2006)

Top 5 Famous Dance Challenge Movies of Hollywood

It is the film that puts Channing Tatum on the map. The first film of the blockbuster ‘Step Up’ franchise, is teeming with slick dance moves and music. ‘Step Up’ follows the story of a working-class boy named Tyler Gage whose hidden talent of the art puts him in a partnership with a snobby yet talented Nora Clark. What makes this dance film a treat is an amazing chemistry between Tatum and Dewan which transcends into perfect choreography.

  • Black Swan

Top 5 Famous Dance Challenge Movies of Hollywood

When the New York Ballet company’s production requires an innocent and naive dancer to play the White Swan, Nina (Natalie Portman), a talented dancer is recognized as a perfect fit. Tensions arise when competitor Lily (Mila Kunis) takes the limelight and fights for the position. Nina is pressurized by the series of events that follow. Similar to ‘Step Up,’ the premise of the film revolves around characters who are willing to go to any end in the pursuit of their passion for dance.

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  • Save The Last Dance

Top 5 Famous Dance Challenge Movies of Hollywood

After failing a ballet dance audition and learning about her mother’s fatal accident, Sara Johnson (Julia Stiles) gives up on dancing. She moves to live with her father, Roy (Terry Kinney), and also joins a school where she is among the few white students. It is there that her new friend Chenille Reynolds (Kerry Washington) invites her to a dance club called ‘STEPPS.’ She soon realizes her interest in Hip Hop as a genre when she experiences it for the first time.

  • Work It (2020)

Top 5 Famous Dance Challenge Movies of Hollywood

The awkward and shy Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) wants to get into Duke University, but her extra-curricular activities are not up to the mark. She seeks help from her best friend and dancer, Jasmine Hale (Liza Koshy). What follows is hard work and undying practice to get into the high school’s elite dance team and gain her entry pass to Duke. Both the movies run on similar lines since Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum in ‘Step Up’) also gets an opportunity of a lifetime helping him earn a scholarship while chasing his dream of dancing.

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  • Center Stage (2000)

Top 5 Famous Dance Challenge Movies of Hollywood

This film explores the struggles in the world of professional dance when a group of young dancers enrolls in the fictitious American Ballet Academy. The movie examines how each of them deals with stress in the world of dance. ‘Step Up 2: The Streets’ also follows a street dancer who, after the death of her mother, moves to live with her best friend. She, who is passionate about dancing, trains with a dance crew who has been accused of crime and harassment. Both films explore the hardships the protagonists have to face to get to their dream of pursuing dance.

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