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12th Oct '16 9:57:54 PM WithFlowers
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* {{Series/Sanctuary}}'s Kali, Part 2 plays with this: there's a scene where one of the main characters, trying to find Kali, remembers that she told him to dance earlier and starts dancing in the middle of a street in Mumbai. It looks like everyone else in the street has joined in, in a textbook example of this trope... until we cut away from his point of view, at which point it turns out that he's hallucinating the whole thing and everyone else there is staring at him like he's gone insane.
2nd Aug '16 1:23:54 PM bjshipley1
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** Though as noted by TheNostalgiaChick, it comes off as more of a tacked-on HandWave than a legitimate explanation. The entire student body (or at least all those attending the prom) being taught a complicated dance for that one moment just raises even more questions than it answers.
28th Jun '16 8:15:22 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/SundaySchoolMusical'' plays it completely straight, not only when the protagonists break into song, pulling people into the song, but also in how they pull together an elaborate dance number in the course of a week despite the majority of the Crossroads kids appearing completely clueless on how to dance before then
11th Mar '16 1:25:21 AM erforce
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->"It's funny, isn't it? You would never suspect that everyone at this school is a professional dancer."

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->"It's ->''"It's funny, isn't it? You would never suspect that everyone at this school is a professional dancer.""''



* The opening of ''{{Hair}}'' features a Crowd Dance.
* In ''My Best Friend's Wedding'', the song "I Say a Little Prayer" breaks out at the family-style seafood restaurant, starting with one guy at the busy table singing in answer to one question, and it grows steadily for almost five minutes, each time the song reaches the end of a verse or chorus, you think its over. But no, it just kicks off bigger and bigger, until the dancing lobsters join in near the end. It's a brilliant spot in a movie that had other problems, but it works so well, it is worth living with the other problems just to see it.

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* The opening of ''{{Hair}}'' ''Film/{{Hair}}'' features a Crowd Dance.
* In ''My Best Friend's Wedding'', ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'', the song "I Say a Little Prayer" breaks out at the family-style seafood restaurant, starting with one guy at the busy table singing in answer to one question, and it grows steadily for almost five minutes, each time the song reaches the end of a verse or chorus, you think its over. But no, it just kicks off bigger and bigger, until the dancing lobsters join in near the end. It's a brilliant spot in a movie that had other problems, but it works so well, it is worth living with the other problems just to see it.



* '' Film/{{Clerks II}}'' had one of these with that Jackson 5 song.
* ''[[Film/SisterAct Sister Act 2]]'' also had one in that the kids had been practicing a big traditional choral presentation, but then at the last minute when faced up against a big-time school that did the same thing better than they could have, turn it into a mixed-style free-for-all version of the same basic song. Note that the accompanying music also keeps up with the different style changes, even though they just decided to do it this way a few minutes prior.

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* '' Film/{{Clerks II}}'' Film/ClerksII'' had one of these with that Jackson 5 song.
* ''[[Film/SisterAct Sister Act 2]]'' ''Film/SisterAct2'' also had one in that the kids had been practicing a big traditional choral presentation, but then at the last minute when faced up against a big-time school that did the same thing better than they could have, turn it into a mixed-style free-for-all version of the same basic song. Note that the accompanying music also keeps up with the different style changes, even though they just decided to do it this way a few minutes prior.



* In the second ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' film, the climactic fight spills into a club where Music/VanillaIce is performing. After a brief chat with his backup dancers, he launches into what's apparently an entire improvised rap with perfectly matched dancing about the fight.

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* In the second ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' film, ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'', the climactic fight spills into a club where Music/VanillaIce is performing. After a brief chat with his backup dancers, he launches into what's apparently an entire improvised rap with perfectly matched dancing about the fight.



* ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery''. During the opening titles Austin is chased through the streets of London in 1967. At one point he and his pursuers start dancing to the music.

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* ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery''.''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery''. During the opening titles Austin is chased through the streets of London in 1967. At one point he and his pursuers start dancing to the music.



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8th Dec '15 3:12:29 AM jormis29
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* Parodied in WebVideo/{{asdfmovie}}.

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* Parodied in WebVideo/{{asdfmovie}}.''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}''.
9th Nov '15 8:35:41 AM KingoHrts
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* ''The Carol Burnett Show'' did a wild version of this early in its run. Carol came out and addressed the audience in front of a plain curtain as she often did. She said they wanted to feature a song by her co-star, Vikki Lawrence. (This was long before she had a hit with the song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia".) Carol continued by saying a lot of the people on the show were pulling for Vikki to do well and they had done all they could to make this special, so if their enthusiasm overtook their judgement she hoped the audience would understand. Vikki is introduced, she comes out in front of the plain curtain and begins to sing her number. Gradually, of course, the curtain pulls back and the choreography and stuff begins, and keeps building and topping itself, each time. By the end the whole stage is covered with dancers, acrobats, animals, fireworks and confetti. If that wasn't bad enough, the song she performed was a version of "Look What They've Done to My Song".
9th Nov '15 8:17:51 AM KingoHrts
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* In ''My Best Friend's Wedding'', the song "I Say a Little Prayer" breaks out at the family-style seafood restaurant, starting with one guy at the busy table singing in answer to one question, and it grows steadily for almost five minutes, each time the song reaches the end of a verse or chorus, you think its over. But no, it just kicks off bigger and bigger, until the dancing lobsters join in near the end. It's a brilliant spot in a movie that had other problems, but it works so well, it is worth living with the other problems just to see it.
8th Nov '15 6:33:42 PM nombretomado
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* Animated example: In ''TheReturnOfHanuman'' musical sequence "Aasman Ko Chhukar", tourists, pirates, animals, even ''the Statue of Liberty'' dances.

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* Animated example: In ''TheReturnOfHanuman'' ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'' musical sequence "Aasman Ko Chhukar", tourists, pirates, animals, even ''the Statue of Liberty'' dances.
17th Jun '15 2:24:46 PM Jake
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** Some fanworks have run with the idea that this is actually a documented natural phenomenon in Equestria, which makes at least as much sense as [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows a manually operated day-night cycle and seasons that have to be changed by hand.]]
15th Jun '15 4:54:51 PM eroock
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-->--''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''

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-->--''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''
-->-- ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''
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