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Fred Astaire And Ginger Rogers’ 5 Most Iconic Dance Numbers Of All Time

A two-photo collage. The first shows Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers looking into each others eyes as they dance. The second photo shows the pair sitting down and wearing skates.

When you think of an iconic dancing duo, who do you imagine? For countless folks around the world, the first couple that comes to mind is Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire — and for good reason! The two of them started off as solo performers, but once they met on Broadway in 1929 for the musical “Girl Crazy,” they quickly became known as a dynamic duo.

The two decades after they met would be filled with dances that people still admire to this day. Each performance is incredible, but we’ve gathered five of our favorites for you to enjoy below!

1. “The Piccolino” from “Top Hat” (1935).

This dance is the perfect example of how well Astaire and Rogers worked together — this dance number was filmed in a single shot.

2. “Isn’t This a Lovely Day?” in “Top Hat” (1935).

This was Astaire and Rogers’ fourth film together, and it shows in just how comfortable they are working together.

3. “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” in “Shall We Dance” (1937).

In case you forgot just how talented these two were, Astaire and Ginger took things up a notch by dancing in skates.

4. “The Last Waltz” in “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (1939).

After this iconic dance, Astaire and Rogers wouldn’t partner up again for another decade, making this number especially emotional for fans.

5. “Bouncin’ The Blues” in “The Barkleys of Broadway” (1949).

After a decade, Astaire and Gingers danced together once last time. In this performance, it seems as if no time had passed at all.

While Astaire and Rogers are certainly icons in their own rights, the dance numbers they performed together will always be known as some of the best. The way they worked so well together to create beautiful movements is inspiring!

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