25thirty years since Footloose came out, and Kevin Bacon’s still got the moves (and Jimmy Fallon has a gift for cheesy setups).
On a more analytical note, Bacon has famously resisted doing any Footloose moves in public for a very long time. Indulging in it now, when it’s the
2530th anniversary year and a while since he’s had a top-billed starring role, is a bloody clever self-promotional move to show casting agents and directors and producers that he’s still got the physical goods to do just about anything in movies. About time he got to play a laconically suave old action hero instead of just another villain, I say.