The Feel the Beat City Filming Location: Where was Feel the Beat filmed?

Actress Sofia Carson dancing
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The Netflix comedy-drama Feel the Beat is a story of redemption about April, an ambitious young dancer born in a small village. She suddenly sees how her career is on the line because of an incident with a very influential woman in the dancing industry.

Sofia Carson (Descendants movie series, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) leads the cast as April and Wolfgang Novogratz (The Half of It, The Last Summer) plays his ex-boyfriend, Nick.

Most of the film is set in the city of New York and in the real tiny town of New Hope in Wisconsin. However, Feel the Beat was entirely filmed in and around Toronto. Here is our (almost) spoiler-free filming locations report:

Feel the Beat City
The movie combines establishing shots taken in the city of New York with scenes shot in downtown Toronto. The scene where April takes the taxi of the producer of the play was shot at Toronto St and Court St in Old Toronto. Film crews dressed exteriors of store windows to look like the Big Apple. April's house exteriors are located at 69 Gloucester St (Church and Wellesley).
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Scene in Toronto
April's disastrous street performance, trying to impress famous producer Welly Wong (Rex Lee) was filmed also nearby in Old Toronto, in the Adelaide courtyard. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Feel the Beat town
April goes back to his hometown in Wisconsin. The small village of Millbrook in Peterborough County (Ontario), doubled as New Hope. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Where was Feel the Beat filmed
The exteriors of several scenes in the street where the Dance School is located, were shot at Millbrook's King St.

New Hope Wisconsin
The filmmakers modified the flashy Home Hardware shop for a storefront more in line with the town's aesthetics, called Rudolph's Dry Tack & Hardware. The town hall is the Royal Canadian Legion building, located also on King St. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

The Dance competition
A Dance competition scene was filmed at John English Junior Middle School in the Etobicoke district.
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The final in Atlantic City
The Dance Dance Dance contest in Atlantic City was actually filmed in a section of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), located under the CN Tower, next to the Ripley's Aquarium. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

The Broadway Theatre
April's 'Whirly Girl' performance on Broadway was filmed in the beautiful Elgin Theatre at 189 Yonge Street. This is a very popular filming location, The Umbrella Academy series and Guillermo del Toro's 2017 movie The Shape of Water shoot some scenes here. Image courtesy of Netflix - Google Maps

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