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Channel Your Inner Patrick Swayze With Our How-To for the ​Dirty Dancing​ Lift

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Dirty Dancing film, that classic that had us all pretending to be Jennifer Grey while we handled watermelons and swooning over the sweaty dance scenes with Patrick Swayze. So instead of mourning how old it makes us feel to know that the movie turns 30 this week, why not learn to have the time of your life—without breaking your back?

Watch this video with American Repertory Ballet artistic director Douglas Martin and two ARB dancers to get the nitty-gritty details of how to make that famous lift happen:



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