6 Nerdiest Dance Scenes From ’80s Movies

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We can’t wait to get our dance on at Jack FM’s Flashback Prom with A Flock Of Seagulls, but let’s cut to the chase: most of us can’t dance like an extra from Footloose, Flashdance, or Dirty Dancing.

If you have two left feet like us, learn the choreography from these classic nerdy dance scenes from the ’80s.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

This scene was simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious. Nerd dudes being oblivious to how much the chick is totally not into them, the pretty sophomore feeling rejected by the dude she is actually into.

And one of the most moving dance montages, until it’s not, but Oingo Boingo‘s “Wild Sex” was the perfect spastic song choice.

Pretty In Pink (1986)

In retrospect, Duckie was super hot and stylish in his retro-nerd way.

What girl wouldn’t like a soulful dance breakdown of an Otis Redding song and bad lip-syncing?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Dancing on a float. Dancing on a float and lip-syncing “Twist and Shout.” Making the whole entire city watching also start dancing and lip syncing to “Twist and Shout.”

Where is this reality because we want to be in it.

The Last Dragon (1985)

This movie is pretty offensive in that classic ’80s comedy way that would never fly in 2013, but the dancing is totally dorky and uncoordinated.

And then the throwdown at the end where they tell that one dude he doesn’t know “how to get down” and throw a bunch of urban slang at him before they steal his hat.

Doesn’t get more ’80s than that.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Misfits, nerds, and princesses all love to dance out their blues when they are stuck in detention over the weekend.

People raved about Molly Ringwold’s fierce boots, but the synchronized dance moves are the best.

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Nerds turned into wild party animals, all of a sudden they can dance to Thriller with interested girls that are actually in their league. Our heroes.

If you want to get down, ’80s nerd style, come to FLASHBACK Jack featuring  BlondieRick SpringfieldAdam AntPsychedelic Furs – The FixxSugarhill GangBerlin…at The Theatre at Honda Center on Saturday, September 21st. Tickets are currently on-sale & can be found at Ticketmaster.com A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales go to TACA Talk About Curing Autism.

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–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles

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