Tribute night review: Dirty Dancing at Whittlebury Hall

Whittlebury Hall
Whittlebury Hall

Die-hard Dirty Dancing fans moved to the beat at a special kind of tribute night for the popular feel-good movie.

Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester, held a Dirty Dancing tribute night which included a three course dinner and entertainment for guests.

I took my friend Laura along with me to the event as we are both massive fans of the movie.

The room where the event was held reminded me of a wedding with around 30 round tables filling the floor.

The surroundings were plush, the service at dinner was excellent and the food was delicious.

Courses included roast beef and mashed potato or pumpkin smoked chicken and tarragon boudin and slow cooked beef and celeriac mash.

After dinner came the moment that myself, Laura and the rest of the Dirty Dancing fans had been waiting for when impersonators of the two main cast members from the movie came on stage.

Dancers posed as Johnny and Baby as they taught guests some of the best known routines from the film.

We learned the moves to songs such as ‘Be My Baby’ by the Ronnettes and ‘Hey Baby’ by Bruce Channel.

Dancers invited guests on stage to dance with them which was a real treat, especially for the ladies on hen dos or celebrating birthdays.

Johnny and Baby performed the best known dance routine from the film to the final song of the night, ‘I’ve had the Time of My Life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

After the performances the night continued with a disco.

The tribute night was great fun and managed to capture the excitement of the film on stage.

It’s definitely a must-do for any Dirty Dancing fan and friends.

For details about future tribute nights at Whittlebury Hall visit