Movie fans are invited to kick off their Sunday shoes and show off their best dance moves with the “Show Us How You Cut Loose Contest.”
In honor of the upcoming release of the “Footloose” remake, fans are invited to create videos of them dancing to Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton’s new rendition of the iconic theme song. They can post the video on www.FootlooseMovie.com and vie for online votes; the grand prize in the contest is a trip for two to the “Footloose” movie premiere.
The deadline to submit a video is Monday, Sept. 26, and participants are encouraged to post their videos as soon as possible so they can start accumulating votes.
Due in theaters Oct. 14, “Footloose” follows closely to the dance steps of the 1984 original film, which made Kevin Bacon a star. The remake stars newcomer Kenny Wormald, country singer/dancing TV personality Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid and is written and directed by Craig Brewer, who made the music-driven movies “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan.”
The original film was loosely based on real-life events that happened in 1980 in Elmore City, where students convinced the school board to let them organize the school’s first prom, despite an 80-year-old city ordinance banning public dancing. The Oklahoma farming community marked the 30th anniversary of the first prom last year.