Kevin Bacon Reenacts ‘Footloose’ Dance 30 Years Later in ‘Tonight Show’ [Video]

The ‘Footloose’ star Kevin Bacon re-enacted his famous dance steps from his musical drama movie on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Friday night.

Even 30 years later Kevin Bacon still got it! The 55-year-old star of the 80’s hit “Footloose” appeared on the “Tonight Show” on Friday night and he showed off some of his old moves to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the movie.

Moreover, just like in 1984, he had to break some rules, as before he could join Jimmy Fallon, the host declared that dancing on the show was illegal and was immediately booed by the disappointed audience.

“I should quickly mention that dancing has been outlawed here on The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon, 39, told the audience. “It’s a bummer, but rules are rules. No Dancing!” Fallon proclaimed while holding up a scroll bearing the draconian decree.

Sitting in his dressing room backstage and watching Fallon on TV, Bacon appeared to be outraged by the ban.

“Dancing is illegal?” said an upset Bacon, in a prerecorded sketch shown after the star of “The Following” refused to come out on stage. “Jump back. This is the Tonight Show. There has to be dancing.”

And to prove it, the actor transforms into his long-loved character Ren McCormack, dressed in a pair of acid-washed jeans and grey sweatshirt like in the movie, pops in a cassette tape of the film’s soundtrack ‘Never’ and proceeds to meticulously recreate his signature dance number from the 1984 film.

The incredible 4-minute clip also showed Bacon making his way down the Tonight Show hallway, as the 55-year-old father of two held nothing back, pulling off jumps and spins with an exuberance and energy to put any 20-year-old to shame.

He also managed to transition into a maroon jacket and bowtie and pick up a crew of backup dancers to make his grand entrance onto the set, with Kenny Loggins’ title track playing him in. As confetti fell on the group, Fallon came out to greet Bacon and tore up the “No Dancing” scroll.

“I hereby proclaim that dancing is now legal here on ‘The Tonight Show’ thanks to Kevin Bacon!” Fallon exclaimed.

The 1984 movie “Footloose” is partially based on a real story happened in 70th in a small village Elmore City, Oklahoma, where dancing was banned for 90 years, until a rebellious group of young people changed the situation.

In 2011, director Craige Brewer oversaw a remake of the Oscar-nominated film, which starred Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, and Dennis Quaid, to honor the memory of the original movie director Herbert David Ross.

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