10 Great Dance Numbers in Musical Theatre

Anthony J. Piccione

So since it’s still Dance Week here at On Stage, I figured that – after my last article that I wrote about how unnecessary big dance numbers can be, in some cases – I should come up with a good list that shows off some of the best examples of dance in theatre, and how much they should be appreciated.

The 10 dance numbers that are included in this list reflect some of the best examples of thrilling, exciting and heartwarming songs in Broadway musicals that are also accompanied by some incredible dance choreography. So without further adieu, here is the list of the 10 Best Dance Numbers in Musical Theatre for you to see and judge for yourself…

10.  No Bad News – The Wiz

9.      Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast

8.      Turn it Off – The Book of Mormon

7.      America – West Side Story

6.      Seize the Day – Newsies

5.      All That Jazz – Chicago 

4.      Too Darn Hot – Kiss Me Kate

3.      You Can’t Stop the Beat – Hairspray

2.      The Hot Honey Rag – Chicag

1.      One – A Chorus Line

So there you have it. Do you agree with this list? Any dance numbers that aren’t on here that you’d like to see on here? Be sure to let us know in the comments!