Construction Workers Turn On ‘Dirty Dancing’ Soundtrack And Perfectly Recreate Iconic Lift

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
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Think of an iconic dance from a movie. Got it? OK. Is it the final dance that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey do in Dirty Dancing?

That’s definitely the dance that came to mind for this group of British construction workers.

The four men — Mark, Matt, Ben, and Joe — were working on a site in Tilbury, Essex, when Matt had a great idea. As they were goofing off, he realized that he might be able to lift Benny over his head.

The idea quickly spiraled, and soon enough, the four men were plotting a Dirty Dancing re-creation. In the hysterical video below, the burly men tackle this famous rom-com dance.

Matt plays Patrick Swayze’s role, and Benny plays Jennifer Grey’s role. They start at the beginning of the dance, when Patrick Swayze enters the room and pulls Jennifer Grey up to dance. Matt and Benny ballroom dance for a moment before breaking apart. Next, Matt jumps off the “stage” and into the audience.

And now it’s time for the lift.

Benny gets a running start, takes a few steps up the ladder, and dives into Matt’s arms. With the help of one of the other construction workers, they nail the lift.

Check out the footage below to see the amazing dance. Do you know anyone who would want to try this lift?

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