‘Dancing Dog’ Is the Best Dance Movie Ever!
New York magazine’s Dance With the Stars cast members are having a blast watching their favorite dance movies on their personal VODs!
But for many, the excitement is not limited to watching the movies at home.
“There’s a lot of dance movies where you watch on VOD and there’s some that you’ve never seen,” cast member Amy Reis told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I love seeing the videos on YouTube.”
The first dance movie that Reis had seen on YouTube was Dance With The Stars: The Return of Dannie, which was directed by David Pugh, who also produced and starred in the 2010 film.
The Return Of Dannie’s story follows a group of high school seniors, including Dannie (Tina Fey), who are caught up in a race to become the first to dance to the song “Love Me” from the new film’s soundtrack.
The story has become a cult classic among dance fans, with countless videos of the group’s moves and choreography have racked up millions of views.
“We’ve been getting some really cool videos, but there’s not one that’s the best,” Reis said.
“The thing about dance movies is that they’re very personal, and so there’s something very intimate about seeing a dance video.”
Dannie is one of many dance movies that has been uploaded onto VOD, and Reis believes the internet has a way of making videos even more personal.
“People have been really good to us about this,” she said.
Reis added that she feels a special connection to the music of Dandy, and that the YouTube community can be a place where people can share stories.
“This is something we’ve worked on for a while, and we’re getting so many great videos and they’re just so funny,” she explained.
“It’s such a cool way for people to connect.”
Dance With Love is one more of many videos on Vod that Reisenis has watched online, and she thinks the videos can provide a deeper insight into the culture of the dance scene.
“When you’re watching a dance movie and you have a friend who doesn’t watch dance, that’s really cool, but then you also have to watch videos with them, and they know all of this,” ReisenIS said.
Dance With Friends is another popular dance movie on Vods, with ReisenI enjoying the videos that feature friends and family.
“These people who are really into the music are so into the dancing, and I love seeing people get together and do it,” Reisa said.
And of course, Dance With Dance, Dandy and Love Me have all been watched by millions of dance fans.
“What people love about the dance videos are the friendships, and the conversations,” Reisner said.
“[It’s] just the music that’s so special and fun and uplifting, and you can’t get anywhere else.”
It’s no surprise that Reisa’s favorite dance movie is Dance With Dannie.
“Dandy is such a perfect story,” Reisinis said, noting that the show’s theme is a reference to a dance that originated in Dannie and Dannie himself.
“You don’t know where the music will take you, you don’t have the right dance, but Dannie makes you feel like you’re really dancing,” Reisi said.
As a fan of dance, Reis is happy to have her love for dance videos included in the VOD offerings for Dance With friends.
“Everyone is such good, funny people,” she shared.
“And you don’s like, ‘Oh my God, it’s just like the movie!’
So, yeah, it helps me feel like I’m part of something special.”
Dance with Friends was a hit with Reis and her friends at the time, but Reisen was not a fan.
“That’s the one that really got me,” ReIS said, describing the experience of watching Dance With Me.
“All of the girls are so cute, and it’s the same kind of thing, but the girls look so different.”
Dance Together is another dance movie featuring the same song, and there is no question that the music is just as catchy and uplifter.
“Everybody is really into dance, and people are really nice to each other,” Reiss said.
But for Reis, Dance with Dannie was her favorite dance video.
“Even though I really enjoyed watching the girls dance and all of the dances, the dance video is my favorite,” Reisu said.
Dandy’s return in Dance With Family also brought a return to the dancing scene for Reisen and Reisa.
“Family was so fun, because Dannie came back, and Dandy was like, I’m so happy,” Reiise said.
The show’s cast also included Reis’ longtime friend and Dance with Family colleague, Mimi Lomeli.
“Mimi and I are so good friends, and he’s like the coolest person