‘The Real Dirty Dancing’ Returns to Virginia For New Fox Dance Series
“Dirty Dancing” is returning to the Virginia mountains for a new dance series on Fox.
The popular 80’s movie, which was set in New York’s Catskill Mountains at a resort called Kellerman’s Lodge, was actually filmed at Virginia’s Mountain Lake.
Several of the movie’s most memorable scenes were filmed at the nature preserve, including the one in which Johnny and Baby are log dancing.
“The Real Dirty Dancing” airs 9 p.m. Tuesdays and features celebrities competing with dance moves from the film.
According to Fox, the stars partner up and attempt to re-create classic scenes — including the legendary lift that cemented the film’s spot in cinematic history.
The competition also features special guest judges who help decide which celebrity couples make it through and which couples are “put in a corner.” In the end, one man and one woman are crowned the winning “Baby” and “Johnny,” becoming “The Real Dirty Dancing” champions.
Professional wrestler Brie Bella; actor Corbin Bleu; Bachelorette runner-up Tyler Cameron; chef Cat Cora; Backstreet Boys’ singer Howie Dorough; former NFL tight end Antonio Gates; actress Anjelah Johnson-Reyes; and talk show host Loni Love are all competing. It’s hosted by dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss.