Catherine Zeta-Jones shows off fit figure with tap-dancing video

Catherine Zeta-Jones has always loved dancing. Source: Getty Images

Catherine Zeta-Jones has always kept a trim figure, and her latest Instagram proves that she’s still got the goods just one month after celebrating her 48th birthday. 

Zeta-Jones posted a black-and-white video of herself in a a dance studio, trying out some of her tap-dancing moves in form-fitting athletic gear. 

The actress captioned the video as “tap Tuesday” with a laughing emoji. 


Tap Tuesday ?

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Many of the actress’s 1 million followers on Instagram were quick to comment on her tap-dancing video, comparing her to Velma Kelly, a character played by Zeta-Jones in the 2002 film adaptation of the broadway musical Chicago.  

“Do more musicals please!” one wrote. 

“It’s freaking VELMA KELLY guys! Of course she’s amazing,” said another. 

Others were less forgiving. 

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“You’re getting better, almost as good as my grandma,” one comment reads. 

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Zeta-Jones wowed audiences with her dancing skills back in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro with a saucy tango scene. Chicago also saw Zeta-Jones win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and her character performed the song ‘I Can’t Do it Alone’ with various dance moves, including a tap break. 

She has also appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. 

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Zeta-Jones has always been a fan of using dance to keep fit. 

“I love exercise, even things like the elliptical machine and stretching,” she said in an interview with Radar Online a few years ago. “It’s a legacy of dancing all those years. It really helps my mood too, which, with the bipolar thing, is important.” 

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The Entrapment star was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder around 2007, and decided to take on fewer film roles as a result. However, she broke out the dance moves once more in 2009 when her husband, Michael Douglas, was being honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the American Film Institute in 2009. 

Singing and dancing to a parody of ‘One’ from A Chorus Line (Douglas had starred in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical), Zeta-Jones changed some lyrics to fit her husband better, and her performance brought Douglas to tears. 

Have you ever taken tap-dancing classes?