The movie was hugely popular after its release and landed an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' '(I've Had) The Time of My Life', which Johnny and Baby danced to in the motion picture.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has finally confirmed long-standing rumours that another Dirty Dancing sequel is in the works.
A number of spin-offs have been released since the film's initial outing, however none have captured the same passionate energy involved in the original film. Johnathan Levine of Warm Bodies fame is going to helm the sequel, the date of which is not yet decided.
He told Deadline "It will be exactly the kind of romantic, nostalgic movie that the franchise's fans have been waiting for and that has made it the biggest-selling library title in the Company's history".
Of course, following it up Dirty Dancing hasn't been easy.
Although the sequel is exciting news, many have expressed their sadness that Patrick Swayze, who passed away in 2009, won't be returning.
However, considering he was perhaps the biggest part of Dirty Dancing, Baby may be spending her time in the film remembering him, and continuing his legacy.
Swayze wasn't even second choice, as after Kilmer left the project Titanic star Billy Zane was next in line. Back in 1987, the small budget film directed by Emilie Ardolino became a smash hit as audiences fell in love with the story of Jennifer Grey's naïve and well-to-do Frances "Baby" Houseman who falls for Patrick Swayze's lower-class dance instructor, Johnny Castle, during a summer holiday at a resort much to the dismay of her high society family.