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22 Things Dirty Dancing Taught You Besides Dirty Dancing

Dec 16 2015 - 4:05pm

It's been 28 years since the original Dirty Dancing movie hit theaters in 1987, but the cult classic still has plenty of staying power thanks to some quotable lines [1], a seriously awesome soundtrack, and some out-of-control dance scenes. Last week, news broke that ABC is remaking the film for TV, and Abigail Breslin is starring [2]. Before the reboot hits, we're taking a look back at the iconic movie that made people dream of a beautiful stranger who'd teach them how to dance, lift them high in the air, and stand up to anyone who tried to put them in the corner. Keep reading to relive some of the film's memorable moments and see 22 things Dirty Dancing taught you — besides, of course, dirty dancing.

DO accept dance invitations from hot strangers.

DON'T be afraid to whip out your dance moves anytime, anywhere.

DO look both ways when you attempt said dance moves.

DON'T forget to carry the watermelon.

DO remember that practice makes perfect.

DON'T hesitate to put your trust in other people.

DO call your loverboy, especially if he looks like this.

DON'T hold back when you play the air guitar.

DO hold on to the ones you love.

DON'T take yourself too seriously.

DO learn how to do a sexy dip like this, because whoa.

DON'T faint if someone this good-looking puts your hand on his heart.

DO go with that whole "safety first" thing.

DON'T worry about making a mistake every once in a while.

DO savor the moment.

DON'T even try to spin this much.

DO be impressed if someone else spins this much.

DON'T forget to laugh.

DO love and obsess over anyone who does this for you, ever.

DON'T try this at home.

DO let yourself fall in love with someone who surprises you.


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