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A look at the ''Dirty Dancing'' spin-off. And why Baby won't even be seen in the corner

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights | 'DANCING,' DANCING, DANCING Garai and Luna get into the swing of things in ''Havana''
Image credit: Dirty Dancing Havana Nights: Barry Wetcher
'DANCING,' DANCING, DANCING Garai and Luna get into the swing of things in ''Havana''

DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS Nobody puts Baby in the corner. In fact, she's MIA from the ''Nights''-life altogether (Patrick Swayze will cameo). Instead, this spin-off (due in February) pairs Diego Luna (''Y Tu Mama Tambien'') and Romola Garai (''I Capture the Castle'') as a couple of star-crossed dancing machines having the time of their lives in pre-revolutionary Cuba (the film was shot in Puerto Rico). ''Before this film, the only dancing I did was in a club after having a few tequilas,'' says Luna, 23. ''But now, my salsa teachers [on set] created a monster.... I dance much better, I enjoy it, and I don't have to be drunk!''

Originally posted Jun 13, 2003 Published in issue #714 Jun 13, 2003 Order article reprints