After 4 weeks of intensive training with Erik and Melissa Cyr, actor Justin Chatwin (“War of the Worlds”, “Dragonball”) is off to Toronto to start filming the new movie “Funkytown”. Set in the disco era of the 1970’s, Justin’s character is a nightclub hustle and disco dancer.

His partner for the film is Romina D’Ugo, one of the finalists from the Canadian version of “So You Think You Can Dance”. They are sure to make the big screen sizzle!

Renowned choreographer Jean Marc Genereux (choreographer and judge on “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Danse avec les Stars”, World 10-Dance Finalist and 10 times undefeated Canadian Latin Champion) is the head choreographer for the movie.

Jean Marc has created some dynamic and exciting routines, and will be on set for the filming to oversee the dancers putting their best feet forward.

funkytown movie

 

Justin (Tino) & Romina (Tina) show off their moves

Funkytown Movie Trailer

 

 Rehearsals

                                                            Justin Chatwin with Erik

                                                    Justin Chatwin with Melissa

UPDATE: “Funkytown” theatrical release is January 31, 2011.

Melissa Cyr

Melissa is a former National Canadian Professional Latin Finalist and U.S. Rising Star Latin Couple of the Year, and has been teaching ballroom for over 20 years.


With her husband Erik, they are the founders of DanceSport Place and have a passion to help dancesport competitors reach their dancing goals.