MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 161,291 this week

How to Dance (1953)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 231 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Goofy learns the basics of ballroom dancing.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 301 titles
created 02 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1407 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 468 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 641 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "How to Dance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: How to Dance (1953)

How to Dance (1953) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How to Dance.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy shows us, in his inimitable way, the fundamentals of golf, guided as usual by the somewhat sarcastic narrator.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Fred Shields
The Big Wash (1948)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goofy is a circus attendant who is friends with Dolores the elephant. Today is his day to bathe Dolores but Dolores is not intent on being bathed and tries desparately to avoid Goofy even ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig
How to Fish (1942)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goofy demonstrates yet another pasttime, fishing. His demonstrated skill fails to explain where all the trophies mounted in his study came from...

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish
No Smoking (1951)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Goofy (again playing George Geef) is a nicotine addict to the extreme. He smokes while doing income tax, before going to bed, after waking up in the morning, and at work. Finally, he ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Motor Mania (1950)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mild-mannered average guy Mr. Walker (Goofy) turns into violent Mr. Wheeler when he starts driving. Back on his feet, Mr. Walker finds it nearly impossible to cross the street.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig, John McLeish
Foul Hunting (1947)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Goofy goes duck hunting hoping to catch one for a duck dinner. However, he mixes up a real duck with his duck decoy, gets his pants filled with water, gets water in his gun, and has various... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

It's the big college basketball game; everyone playing looks like Goofy, and he's the only fan of the visiting team P.U.

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish
How to Swim (1942)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goofy shows us how to swim, first using a piano stool to demonstrate the strokes, right into the middle of traffic and back again. Next, Goofy tries to change in a tiny beachhouse and ends ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goofy is tired and bored. He needs a hobby and decides to pursue photography. Wildlife is an excellent choice for photography so Goofy decides to take a grizzly bear's picture. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Goofy is hired to solve a mystery of a missing "Al." He searches the city for clues, but constantly runs into a city sheriff (who is portrayed by Pete) who tells him to let the police ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, June Foray
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A&M for this introduction to college football (first piece of special equipment needed: a campus covered in ivy). Among the names borrowed for players: ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Firehouse Five Plus Two ...
Themselves
Edit

Storyline

After a short sketch of the universal importance of dance in human cultural history, Goofy demonstrates the misery of those who don't master dancing to a confident level in the 20th century, the perilous techniques to learn ballroom dances and the result of all that hard footwork- more hard then it works... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goofy: Cómo bailar  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland band consists of Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas and, for the most part, other Disney animators. Not only is their music on the soundtrack, but their likenesses are caricatured in the dance animation sequence. The band made many record albums over the years for Good Time Jazz and often performed at Disneyland. See more »

Connections

Edited into Totally Minnie (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Southern Comfort
Written and Performed by Firehouse Five Plus Two
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cutting The Rug With Mister Geef
18 April 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney Goofy Cartoon.

Tired of being a wallflower, Goofy takes instructions in HOW TO DANCE.

This humorous little film was one of several made by Disney between 1940 & 1956 in which Goofy receives instruction in some task or pastime - with inevitably chaotic results. In this cartoon the Goof once again portrays his vaguely human alter ego George Geef. The snappy soundtrack was provided by The Fire House Five Plus Two, a lively little Dixie band founded by wacky Disney animator Ward Kimball and consisting entirely of other Disney staffers; they appear as toons during the film's closing scene (Kimball is the fellow playing the trombone).

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work will always pay off.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss How to Dance (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page