A Time To Dance – Footloose

Film:  Footloose
Year:  1984
Screenplay: Dean Pitchford
Role:  Ren McCormack
Actor:  Kevin Bacon
Length: approx. 1 minute minimum




REN

From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons. They danced in prayer or so that their crops would be plentiful, or so their hunt would be good. And they danced to stay physically fit and show their community spirit. And they danced to celebrate. And that, that is the dancing that we’re talking about. Aren’t we told in Psalm 149: ‘Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Let them praise His name in the dance’?…It was King David – King David, who we read about in Samuel – and, and what did David do? What did David do? What did David do? (laughter) ‘David danced before the Lord with all his might, leaping, leaping and dancing before the Lord.’
Leaping and dancing! Ecclesiastes assures us that there is a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh and a time to weep. A time to mourn and there is a time to dance. And there was a time for this law, but not anymore. See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of, of celebrating life. It’s the way it was in the beginning. It’s the way it’s always been. It’s the way it should be now.