AJ Pritchard Gives His Take On Memorable Dance Scenes From The Movies

La La Land

We all love shaking a leg from time to time – but few of us are quite as qualified as AJ Pritchard! The Strictly Come Dancing professional is a phenomenon on the floor, so when he popped by the brand new Virgin Media store in Donaghmede recently, we wanted to pick his brains. See, we all love a good dance scene in the movies – but how do they look to a bonafide expert? We picked out three of our favourite big-screen boogies, and asked AJ to run the rule over the cinematic steppers...




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“I absolutely love this scene, just because it’s so stylised. If you were to do this on Strictly, everyone would know it and there’d be no questions; if you’ve seen the film, and you saw it recreated, you’d spot it straight away. John Travolta, too – when you think about some of his other movies, he’s got some iconic moves that are going to be around forever!”




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“As a dancer, I thought it was really great to see that theatre-style dance being brought to the movie screen; it made more people want to go watch live shows. There’s some clever little bits of choreography in it – I’ve even used things from it in my stuff. I thought Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, for two actors who aren’t really dancers, were brilliant in it. And it doesn’t hurt that the movie is fantastic…”




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“OK – for me, this is the essence of everything; the original, the one. This is it; bringing it together, and the reactions of people laughing… Listen, when you’re teaching someone you don’t want to laugh, you only want them to improve – but there’s little enough you can do when the way they’re moving is hilarious! What do you do with your hands? It’s hard, really; I always think of pushing water away. Air is too light, there’s got to be a bit of strength there…”



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