The Gossip Girl star has been handed the iconic role of Ren McCormack in a new version of the 1984 movie classic, and begins shooting next year (10).
And Crawford is so eager to prove himself as a dancer he's enlisted a teacher to show him the right moves.
He tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "We don't start shooting until March, but I started getting into some training. I'm going to need the whole nine months to really get to where I need to be.
"I have some movement and I'm really happy to learn a lot of new stuff, but I'm counting on the magical editing to make me look really good! But they put me through a screen test, which was pretty rigorous, so I must have the foundation for it.".