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. After blowing a Broadway audition by offending the show's producer, she decides to go back to her small village in the countryside.

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 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 taxi scene was shot 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, when she tries to impress the 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 her 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 scenes in the street where is located the Dance School were filmed at Millbrook's King St.


New Hope Wisconsin
The Home Hardware shop storefront was turned into Rudolph's Dry Tack & Hardware. The town hall is the Royal Canadian Legion building, also located 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 near 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 were also filmed here. Image courtesy of Netflix - Google Maps

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  1. The theatre that they did their dance dance dance dance national performance in towards the end was John Bassett theatre in Toronto

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