Netflix has recently released a dance comedy named Work It filmed last summer at several college and university campuses including the University of Toronto, Humber College and York University.
The story follows Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) who starts a dance squad when the one at her “North Carolina” school refuses to let her in. The movie strove to cast real dancers rather than actors who learned dance for the part, which surely contributed to it’s Top 10 standing the week of it’s premiere!
Says director Laura Terruso, “In Toronto, we found great dancers. When I first heard we were shooting there, I was like, “Why Toronto?” It’s not known as a dance mecca, but it worked out really well because it’s actually a really diverse city and the dance community is very small there, so all of the dancers at around the age range we were looking at all kind of knew each other and there was a real sense of camaraderie and support.”
Can you spot the Toronto dancers and locations?