This past week, my family and I had the most wonderful time attending an event for Leap!, a movie about a ballerina with big dreams in Paris, to celebrate it’s DVD and Blu-ray release. Having seen the movie in theaters with my daughter, I already knew she loved it, so she was excited to be able to go out and not only see the movie again, but get to make a ballerina tutu, a ballerina craft, and have a ballet lesson. And of course, the heart of the event, was to collect gently used dance shoes to donate to the Footloose Foundation (more on that later in the post).
Featuring all-star voice talent led by Elle Fanning (Maleficent), alongside Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) and Maddie Ziegler (The Book of Henry), with Mel Brooks (Spaceballs), featuring Carly Rae Jepsen (singer-songwriter of the hit song “Call Me Maybe”) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), Leap! is a colorful and imaginative story about an orphan girl who is determined to follow her dream of becoming a ballerina. Filled with irresistible original music, Leap! features the hit track “Cut to the Feeling.”
Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Fanning) has one dream — to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own — to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Ziegler). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.
Leap! will be available on Digital November 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand November 21.
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FOOTLOOSE is a non-profit charitable organization that collects new and gently used dance shoes to donate to less fortunate aspiring dancers. FOOTLOOSE donates shoes to a variety of organizations. For more information to donate or receive shoes, visit http://www.footloosemission.com/;.
FOOTLOOSE was founded by Becca Duberman, a dancer and philanthropist, in 2010. Becca’s passion for dance and her compassion for children led to the creation of FOOTLOOSE. Like its movie namesake, FOOTLOOSE, the story of overcoming restrictions to dance, connects donors to needy recipients.
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Donate soon, so the shoes arrive in time for the event & and don’t forget to check out Leap! on Digital November 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand November 21.