Apart from The Lord of the Rings and Sci-Fi movies, I also count dance movies among my guilty pleasures. Usually the stories are predictable and the actors not all that, but the choreographies are spectacular. It's all just some innocent fun.
Take the lead is definitely my favourite dance movie and yes I found Flashdance too trashy and Dirty Dancing too cheesy! But I am fond of Strictly ballroom, a must see and Footloose, a classic.
Take the lead is based on a true story of a dance instructor Pierre Dulaine who developed a method of teaching troubled youth to gain confidence in themselves through dancing.
Antonio Banderas plays Pierre, a man determined to do something after he sees a high school student smash in a parked car. Though initially met with suspicion and ridicule both from teachers and students, he is able, through his gentle manners and determined attitude, to turn them around and gain their confidence.
My all time favourite dance scene ever and a predictable clip to choose. Still Pierre manages to entice the students by showing them the tango. A cheap and very effective trick.