PEMBROKE, Va. (WFXR) — It’s been 35 years since “Dirty Dancing” brightened the silver screens. Now, you can relive the magic with FOX’s new celebrity dancing competition, “The Real Dirty Dancing,” which was filmed at Mountain Lake Lodge in Giles County, one of the sites from the iconic film.

Located in the center of a 2,600-acre nature preserve and bird sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the award-winning Mountain Lake Lodge — known as Kellerman’s Mountain House in “Dirty Dancing” — is an ideal place “to have the time of your life,” mixing modern amenities and a variety of accommodations with numerous outdoor activities, nostalgia, and reminders of the cult classic movie, according to the resort.

“We are elated for a national audience to discover that Mountain Lake Lodge is a real destination steeped in history and offers today’s guests a special experience, whether they are Dirty Dancing aficionados, hikers or mountain bikers, or just want to relax and get away,” said Heidi Stone, President and CEO of Mountain Lake Lodge. “FOX and the producers of the series – Eureka Productions and Lionsgate Television – were all a pleasure to work with and have created a truly outstanding and unique reality show that is fun, sentimental and heartwarming.”

WFXR News’ Hazelmarie Anderson joined Stone at the Pembroke resort to discuss “The Real Dirty Dancing” and how viewers can transport themselves back to Kellerman’s at Mountain Lake Lodge for their ‘Dirty Dancing Weekends.’

These themed weekends allow guests to be immersed in activities inspired by the movie, such as dance lessons, guided tours of film locations, parties, lawn games, scavenger hunts, and screenings of the original film, according to organizers.

In addition, the ‘Kellerman’s Film Package‘ celebrates “Dirty Dancing” throughout 2022 with any two-night stay, including a welcome cocktail in a souvenir Kellerman’s glass, a screening of the movie, a themed scavenger hunt, $200 dining credit, and exclusive gift bag complete with a Kellerman’s beach towel.

You can learn more about Dirty Dancing Weekends, the Kellerman’s Film Package, and general reservations by clicking here or calling 540-626-7121.

Meanwhile, with “The Real Dirty Dancing” set to air this week on FOX, WFXR News enlisted some help from Debbi Richey, director/instructor of Sapphire Ballroom, to learn Mountain Lake Lodge’s “Dirty Dancing” line-dance.

“’The Real Dirty Dancing’ provides a special opportunity to bring audiences back to where the magic all began 35 years ago,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Viewers will be delighted to see familiar scenes and backdrops at this iconic Virginia property, while they watch their favorite stars relive some of the most memorable moments from the film.”

“’Dirty Dancing’ is such an important part of Virginia’s cinematic history, and we can’t wait for folks to rediscover the timeless allure that Virginia and Mountain Lake Lodge hold with ‘The Real Dirty Dancing,’” Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, said.

“The Real Dirty Dancing” premieres at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 and will air at the same time for the next three Tuesdays on WFXR-TV. The show is hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and features eight celebrity contestants: Brie Bella, Corbin Bleu, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and Loni Love.