Swing Dance is featured in "Blast from the Past" starring Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone.
Enrico Caruso gave Arthur Murray the idea for his famous footprints. Caruso was a student of Mr. Murray's. Knowing that Mr. Murray was having difficulty succeeding with his dancing-by-mail-classes, he jokingly suggested that Mr. Murray begin selling lessons for one foot only, and then when paid, send lessons for the other foot. The thought of lessons "by the foot" gave Mr. Murray the idea for the famous footprints that became an Arthur Murray trademark to define the dance steps.
Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt, John D. Rockerfeller, the Duke of Windsor, Groucho Marx, and Ed Sullivan were ALL Arthur Murray Students.
In the movie "My Blue Heaven", Steve Martin and Rick Moranix perform the Merengue
In Merengue, the first beat is interpreted by the dancers as a slight limp and was inspired by attempts to spare an injured war hero's feelings.
Jennifer Lopez was a member of the Fly Girls dance group from the TV show, "In Living Color"
The Cha Cha, Mambo, Rumba, and Salsa all have origins in Cuba
Michael Jackson used Fred Astaire as inspiration for his music video "The way you make me feel"
The Tango was performed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the movie "True Lies"
Christopher Walken is the famous actor seen dancing in the Fat Boy Slim music video "This and That"