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10 signature dance moves every movie fan needs to know

(Cuban Fury)

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In this week’s new film Cuban Fury, Nick Frost plays an office worker who tries to impress a beautiful colleague by learning how to salsa dance. He slips on his Cuban heels and throws himself into intensive training, with the plan of winning a major dance tournament.

If you’re looking to impress someone with your smooth moves, forget about Latin Dance classes. Learn these 10 moves off by heart, and you’ll be king/queen of the dance floor in no time!

1. ‘Finger Snaps’ from West Side Story

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This is the easiest thing imaginable. All you need is the ability to keep time.

2. ‘Tequila’ from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

(image: Warner Bros.)

(image: Warner Bros.)

If you need the respect of a fearsome biker gang, just crack out this little dance.

3. ‘The Twist’ from Pulp Fiction

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(image: Miramax)

Who hasn’t done the ‘Travolta Vees’ at least once in their life?

4. ‘The Slide’ from Risky Business

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This is more dangerous than it looks – but what a way to make an entrance!

5. ‘The PM Shuffle’ from Love Actually

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Sure, this is typical ‘dad dancing'; but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it!

6. ‘Jai Ho!’ from Slumdog Millionaire

(image: Film4)

(image: Film4)

Just imagine you’re uppercutting someone a foot taller than you.

6. ‘Born to Hand Jive’ from Grease

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(image: Paramount)

Is it just us… or does this look a lot like Gangnam Style?

7. ‘Stayin’ Alive’ from Saturday Night Fever

(image: Paramount)

(image: Paramount)

This is one classic dance move that everybody always gets wrong.

8. ‘Canned Heat’ from Napoleon Dynamite

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(image: Paramount)

If you want to win your high school talent show, you’ve got to have some sweet dance grooves.

9. ‘The Shower’ from Flashdance

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If you’re planning to do this in a club, remember to pack an extra set of clothes.

10. ‘The Big Lift’ from Dirty Dancing

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(image: Lionsgate)

Who hasn’t wanted to try this in real life? Warning: it’s even harder than it looks.

For inspiration, check out Nick Frost’s Latin flair in Cuban Fury

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