Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon gave a stellar performance to recreate the old magic of the 1984 classic Footloose.The Tonight Show/Facebook

After 30 years, Kevin Bacon donned his dancing shoes and gave a stellar performance to recreate the old magic of the 1984 classic Footloose on The Tonight Show.

During the show Host Jimmy Fallon announced that dancing is outlawed. "I should quickly mention that dancing has been outlawed here at The Tonight Show," Fallon said.

"It's a bummer, but rules are rules," the US talk show host informed the booing audience.

But apparently Bacon, who played Ren McCormack in the iconic movie, appeared unhappy with the new law on the Friday night show and uttered in disbelief "Dancing is illegal".

"Jump back. This is The Tonight Show. There has to be dancing," Bacon said while in his dressing room. The Following star later played an old school cassette tape and started recreating the steps like the popular warehouse dancing scene of the 1984 classic.

Before entering the late night show, the 55-year-old actor showed some impressive moves back stage (including hopping back on the gymnastics bars, which is assumed to have achieved by a body double!) and then made a full throttled dancing entrance on stage to mark the 30th anniversary of the Kenny Loggins classic Footloose.

"I hereby proclaim that dancing is now legal here on 'The Tonight Show' thanks to Kevin Bacon!" a pleasant Fallon said while greeting Bacon.

Watch the video here.