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Dirty Dancing Genre

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Romance; Dance Film

From the title, you can assume that Dirty Dancing is either a dance movie or a sex tape starring Nigel Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance.

Thankfully it's the former.

But the film's also a romance, as dance movies often are. There's something passionate about dance, and so many times it's only natural for that passion to move from the dance floor to the bedroom.

Even though the film's about Baby's transition to adulthood, she grows up through her relationship with Johnny, and that's one romantic storyline. We're signing up for dance classes stat.

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