There has never been, nor will there ever be, a dance team that will come close to that of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. If you’ve never seen any of the 9 movies they’ve done together, then I hope watching clips of routines they’ve done together below will give you pause to want to do so. While it is true Fred Astaire is not known for his singing, he makes up for it in his ability to dance alone but especially in the way he partners with Ginger Rogers. I don’t recall her ever dancing with such grace and ease as she did with him. They were made for each other. Watching them dance is like watching love-birds making love. They embody everything it takes to make a relationship work. Trust, patience, compromise, fluidity, ease, and above all strength in each other.
Never Gonna Dance
Cheek to Cheek
“Pick Yourself Up” Swing Time
“They All Laughed” Shall We Dance (1937)
“Waltz in Swing Time” Swing Time
“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” Shall We Dance (1937)