At the start of this year, it seemed as though La La Land was everywhere. The film really started to grab our attention when we noticed that we were seeing a massive increase in the number of dance lesson requests that were receiving on our site. Since January, there has been a 129% increase in dance lesson requests! We have hundreds of dance professionals and tutors on the site who benefitted from the film’s huge popularity. Tap and contemporary dancing have especially seen a lot of interest following the film.
La La Land was released on January 12th of this year and it quickly became a record-breaking film, by earning seven Golden Globes, six Academy Awards and four Baftas. The film is a musical that follows the Jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) in their quest for success in Hollywood.
The popularity of the film inspired us to put on a free event for fans. We decided to set up a ‘La La Land Bootcamp’ that would teach the fans some of the best routines from the film. It’s no exaggeration to say that we were gobsmacked to see over 800 people register their interest for the event! We knew that the film had been a huge hit, but we never expected the demand to be so overwhelming.
The La La Land bootcamp was an incredibly fun and exciting event. It was amazing to see the students learn so much in just 45 minutes. The instructors from City Academy were excellent teachers who got everyone in the musical spirit. As well as the dance class, we also had a range of fun treats in store for our students. The tasty cupcakes on offer went down very well. We also had a professional photographer on hand who will use his Photoshop magic to create amazing photographs inspired by the La La Land movie poster, which we will publish on our blog once they are ready. Plenty of people also enjoyed taking selfies with our Ryan Gosling cardboard cutout! There were also a lot of great action shot photos taken during the event by Bidvine-registered photographer Owen Harvey, so flick through our new gallery to see if you can spot yourself. Click the images to see them in full size.
We were incredibly pleased to see so many people at the event having a great time and learning a new skill and delighted to see that our event had generated so much interest.
Overall the La La Land Bootcamp was a huge success and it was lovely to see so many people having fun. We hope that we have inspired you to pursue your passions. If you want to keep channelling your inner Emma or Ryan, City Academy offers performing and creative art classes across 40 London locations, designed to fit around your working life.
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