It's International Dance Day and today we celebrate the art of dance in all its forms. The initiative was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (part of UNESCO) with the purpose of attracting the attention of the wider public and creating new dance lovers. We asked our readers to share their favourite dance scenes in films.

Chicago: Cell Block Tango

Submitted by Ivana Bliznac on BBC Culture’s Facebook page: “It has a story and lots of fearless (and cruel obviously, but that's the point of this scene) women and the vibe and the dance is just amazing.“

Saturday Night Fever: You Should Be Dancing

Submitted by @bbc_culture Twitter follower @waybeebough.

Moulin Rouge: El Tango De Roxanne

Submitted by Nataša Marić on the BBC Culture Facebook page: ”My favorite scene from my favorite movie!“

Silver Linings Playbook: Final Dance Scene

Submitted on the BBC Culture Facebook page by Tanja Skrgatic: “Maybe not the most anthological but definitely one to remember.“

Nine: Dance of Fergie (Saraghina)

Submitted by Ann Wojakowska on the BBC Culture Facebook page.

Scent of a Woman: The Tango

Submitted by Pero Kovacevic on the BBC Culture Facebook page.

Pulp Fiction: Dancing at Jack Rabbit Slim's

Submitted by @bbc_culture Twitter follower @Lara_Bellardita.

Pride and Prejudice (2005): Ballroom dance scene

Submitted by @bbc_culture Twitter follower @NazishAmin: “Dancing as a way to increase affection.“

Beauty and The Beast: Dancing scene

Submitted by @bbc_culture Twitter follower @DashMi_1995.

...Finally, this choice from the BBC Culture team:

Flashdance: Final scene

Celebrate dance not just today but every day – or as Rumi would say:

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”

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