The Golden Globes is one of the most exciting awards event of the year and we were beyond ecstatic to perform at NBCUniversal's Party. Not only is it a dream gig, but the team at NBCUniversal is beyond fabulous and create a visionary space to perform in. A star-studded event deserved everything from customized costuming to choreography created specifically for the event space. Inspired by an art deco theme and supper club style evening, we wanted to create an elegant and memorable performance at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Opening with a 20s inspired ballet number and followed by a contemporary take on the classic cane dance, we wanted to put our best heels forward for this event. The full ballet performance can be seen here and the full cane dance can be seen here.
Location: Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills CA
17 dancers performing pointe, jazz, kick lines, rhythmic gymnastics, atmosphere
Atmosphere + performance
Photos by: Braedon Photography
Press: NBC News
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Here's our recipe for an amazing summer show. Mix one of our favorite shows The Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" with one of our favorite holidays Christmas. Add a dash of new costuming touches by Hannah Runkle like a tartan, Peter Pan collar, and nouveau vintage headpieces complete with hand painted vintage Santa faces and spruce, along with one tartan bow on the show. Toss in a some fabulous kick lines, and wonderful Follies and you have our favorite dish, CHRISTMAS IN JULY! The same episode where you can learn to make your own NUTCRACKER with Ken Wingard.
Client: The Hallmark Channel
Location: Universal Studios Backlot, Home and Garden Set
5 Dancers performing high energy holiday numbers with kick lines and jazz dancers
Ray-ban and Vice joined forces celebrating their #Campaign4Change across the US. We were fortunate to join their soiree in Bushwick (our founder’s old stomping grounds). The brilliant concepts provided by our friends at Bagavagabonds included silhouette dancers that came through the windows- provided champagne and flowers to the crowd and got down to the evening bands Blood Orange and Empress Of...oh and of course we had to have a flower dancer for their flower wall!
Pebble Beach is a stunning part of California and The Inn at Spanish Bay is an exceptionally beautiful venue. Gorgeous guests, dreamy locations, fabulous clients- well they all deserve a beautiful performance. Gatsby would've loved this party! We went full Folly fab with bouncers at the front of their speakeasy and flapper assistants during their awards. We had a ball kickin' it up a notch at this amazing party!
Photos: Patrick Hampton
What better way to step into Spring than with a Havana Nights themed event. At Your Door Events planner Sara Hollande did a stunning job from the pineapple table tops to the event layout. We loved her even more when she insisted the dancers take delicious and authentic Cuban Porto pastries home. We started the evening off with synchronized swimming to Celia Cruz followed by Cuban Latin dancers in the client, Kuehne+Nagel's signature colors white and blue.
Performed: 4 Synchronized Swimmers performed routines and took photos with guest
2 Latin Dance couples performed Cuban style salsa routines and danced with guests
Customized Dancers Costuming: Hannah Runkle
Event Planner: @atyourdoorevents
DJ, Lighting, Bongo Player: @luxuryentgroup
Live Cigar Roller: @cigarbella
Ice Sculpture: #millenniumice
Floral design: @romanceetc
Our first episodic show, Another Period was a blast. Getting to turn it up with the Bellacourts (aka Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome) was a hilarious amount of fun. Can't wait to share the episode!
Location: Pasadena Museum of History
Background Dancers: 23
Styles Performed: 1900s Quadrilles
We were thrilled to be celebrate Yahoo's 20th Anniversary in one of our favorite motifs, The Roaring 20s. We performed a full length show on the headlining stage amidst the stunning art-deco inspired venue. Kickin' it alongside our lovely friend Cristina Gatti (who you may recognize from her Postmodern Jukebox viral vids), we mixed the classic kicklines of Hollywood's Silver Screen era with a nod to modern day bass.
.Client: Hartmann Studios/Yahoo
Location: Pier 48 San Francisco
Dancers: 8 Dancers Vocalist:1 Perform: Full show mix of electroswing/ jazz/ charleston/ lindy/ kicklines/ vintage/ tap/ pointe/ acrobatics
We love a good western and when we are asked to bring saloon and western style dancing to one of the most iconic film sites in Los Angeles where Westworld is shot along with the Great Outdoors and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman- the Adventures of Tom Sawyer- well we couldn't resist.
Client: Liquid Advertising
Location: Paramount Ranch
Performed:3 dancers kicked it up in 2 Dance Sets of Saloon Dances + Western Styled Dancing + Streetmosphere
Customized Dancers Costuming: Fullerton Civic Light Opera
Millinery: Hannah Runkle
Build.com may be based in Chico, but thanks to event planning by CES Weddings planner, Jodi Drysdale and production by the brilliant team at The Idea Emporium headed up by Carey Galliani, we felt like we were right in Vegas. Some guests showed up to the festivities in full Vegas Elvis gear! We loved it. Some dancing introducing their CEO followed by games and photos with guests- we had a blast!
Location: Chico, CA
Styles Performed: Showgirl numbers mixed classic Vegas with contemporary Sinatra to Britney, greeted guests with showgirl models, assisted with awarding prizes to guests during games
Bash Please is visionary event planning company with an eye for innovative and memorable experiences.Each year they put on "one hell of a showcase event featuring the raddest crop of people in weddings." We've been thrilled to be one of those vendors chosen for their "carefully curated list " two years in a row!
Guests: 200-300 event planners
Location: Book Bindery
Styles Performed: 50s style Parisian inspired numbers to kick off dance a contest sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Smith (hand picked luxury boutique hotels) and Wanderable (the amazing honeymoon registry for experiences). The winner won a fab 7-night honeymoon in France ohh lala. Knowing we were among some of the most creative event planners in LA- we decided to a 50s twist on Marie Antoinette with a dash of Mad Men.
Guests: 200-300 event planners
Location: Cooper Design Space
Styles Performed: A mix of contemporary and retro inspired moves with styling inspired by nouveau mod. Upon receiving the team's concept board, we thought Twiggy in 2016 with a touch of Tinashe's party favors- we decided to pass out fans to keep the audience cool before kicking off their dance competition!
Heal the Bay is a phenomenal organization that aims to “protect the watersheds in which we all live.” A cause that is near and dear to the heart of the Follies (our primary location is in Santa Monica). Creating an immersive, 3 stage performance based on an art-deco nautical theme was a challenge, we attempted to bring a unique experience to their 1500 guests at their annual gala. High energy performance sets while guests entered, performers engaging with guests meandering during the silent auction, and high kicking it during the evening’s auction was a blast.
Whatever USA was an epic event hosted for 1000 + attendees, their guests and locals on Catalina Island. Bud Light invited guests for a weekend of the unexpected. The LA Follies provided classes, pop up performances, flashmobs, and entertainment throughout the weekend. 20 dancers including flappers, acrobats, fan dancers, Gatsby dancers, hip hop dancers, contortionists, and kicklines, collided with one of the most exciting weekends of 2015!
Client: Bud Light / Mosaic
Location: Catalina Island
Styles Performed: Break dancing, hip hop, charleston / flappers, tap, acrobatics, contortion, belly dancing, rhythmic gymnastics, acro-yoga
Can we say DREAM GIG? A marching band, tap buskers, one of our fav jazz singers Cristina Gatti and the phenomenal pianist/producer, Sam Barsh, and of course a kick line, poi, tambourines with inspiration from a White Christmas iconic dance sequence Mandy all in one gig! Oh- and SNOW all on the set of New York at Paramount Studios. We can only hope the guests enjoyed watching the entertainment as much as we enjoyed creating and performing it!
Location: Paramount Studios, Hollywood
11 Marching Band Musicians
Customized Choreography, Costuming by Hannah Runkle
Atmosphere + performance
Photos of rehearsals and dress rehearsal
Photos by: Julie Klima Photography
Every wedding is special, but Kelly & Paul pulled out all the vintage stops, our newbie passed out “papes” with their nuptial announcements. We weaved our choreography to incorporate a unique entrance for this beautiful couple.
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Santa Monica
Customized entrance with 6 flappers, newsboy, cigarette girls and usherette themed models
We love celebrating birthdays and we love themed birthday parties even more! When a client asks if you can do a mix of Can Can and Moulin Rouge fabulousness we say "OUI! OUI!" With an extravagant party filled with beautiful guests, it was important to "kick it up a notch n'est-ce pas?"
Location: Private Estate in La Jolla
3 Can Can Dancers who also perform Moulin Rouge inspired Cabaret
Dance with guests
Ireland has a rich history filled with tales, myths and enchanting traditions. We are entranced by Ireland's beautiful, intricate and complex social and stage dance. Having had the opportunity to perform at private events alongside a national television appearance on NFLAM's network we decided to put together a pop-up performance that we toured throughout the southern California area.
Performed: 3 Dancers performed Irish dances both soft and hard shoe + 10 minute audience participation component
NBCUniversal knows how to entertain guiding guests through an evening of decadent fun, whimsy and the best DJs around. Guests were greeted by the fantastical installations by Geronimo Balloons and tiered champagne pours (we wanted to be guests at this party as much as we wanted to perform)! Requesting a mix of neo-classical ballet and atmospheric dancing with iconic chorus girl kicklines- we had ten performers kick and turn the night away.
2016 has been a wonderful year for innovative holiday parties like the one at the Sunset Marquis . The hotel gallery, Morrison Hotel Gallery, featured some fun shots of Hollywood icon, Billy Bob Thornton. We had fun kicking it off with a little vintage, a little showgirl and some of our fav dances on the naughty list.
Location: Sunset Marquis, West Hollywood
5 dancers performing showgirl, cabaret and pop numbers
Atmosphere + performance
Photos by: Julie Klima Photography
Make a Statement Campaign
Providing an opportunity for students to win a $10,000 scholarship made us ecstatic about the project. Having students apply via a dance audition video? Where do we sign? Working alongside Forever 21’s creative team to create a compelling and fun “behind the scenes” view of what professional dancers experience was thrilling, and allowed our dancers to showcase their unique talents. Kicking it alongside the stunning Taylor Hill in the fun Forever 21 fall line was a blast.
“The idea of self-expression is prevalent throughout the campaign, featuring a troop of dancers using movement to make a statement and display their uniqueness. As inspired individuals, we all have our different outlets – different ways to let loose, let our creativity run wild – and show the world who we are and who we’re meant to be.“
Audience: Online Campaign for School Year
Location: Milk Studios Hollywood
Choreographer: Victoria Brown
Dancers: 10, Ages 7-29 with unique dance abilities
Styles: Contemporary and hip hop
Work with creative director of Forever 21 on creating movement that brings to life what being backstage as a professional dancer feels like.
Musicals? WE love 'em! We all grew up watching and wishing we could dance alongside Roxy Hart in Chicago or be Maria in Westside Story. So when Sterling Engagements asked if we could perform some of today's and yesterday's favorite musicals for a private party of course we raised both jazz hands in the air.
Location: Private Venue, El Segundo
Perform: Medleys from top musicals with original choreography. Provide a fun participation part of the afternoon where guests can learn moves from some of their favorite musicals as well.
Client: Sterling Engagements
Photos: Krista Mason
Postmodern Jukebox is a collective of insanely talented musicians and vocalists with arrangements by the incomparable Scott Bradlee. We had the amazing opportunity to perform alongside the fiercely talented group weekly at the swanky Hyde on Sunset in Los Angeles for Postmodern Nights, on their west coast tour in Southern California, Vegas, their UK tour and back up dancing for the vocal siren Ariana Savalas in her vintage cabaret cover of Taylor Swift’s pop anthem “Blank Spaces.” Needless to say, it was a dreamy gig kicking it to this top talent ensemble.
Guests: 150 - 2,300
Location: Hyde on Sunset, House of Blues Anaheim, House of Blues San Diego, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, Indigo O2 London, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, Concorde 2 Brighton, The Library The Institute Birmingham,UK, Old Fruitmarket Glasgow, The Canyon Club Agoura Hills
YouTube Video Views (to date): 4,000,000
Projects: Tour, Residency, Video
We LOVE performing at holiday events especially ones for companies we love like Califia Farms .We brought out some jazz inspired numbers and created unique headpieces that paid homage to their beautiful logo.
Location: The Great Company, downtown Los Angeles
Customized costumes with 5 dancers
A Holidays in Hollywood (check out the trailer HERE) is a chorus line of high kicking dancers, phenomenal tappers, thrilling acrobats, stunning guest vocalists performing with a host to rival Dean Martin. The LA Follies love the winter season and enjoy bringing the spirit of the holidays in this eclectic mix of song and dance numbers. Inspired by some of our favorite songs and scenes from film, we've created an evening length production inspired from movies like a White Christmas to Elf. Our talented dancers have performed all over the world and want to celebrate the rich history of Hollywood’s classics with a contemporary flair. With class and sass, these dancers will light up the evening delighting audiences of all ages.
Styles Performed: Kick lines, Swing, Charleston, Broadway Tap, Lindy, Jazz, Acrobatics, Jazz, Pointe, Live Vocals
Custom Costumes: Golden Age Musical Inspired
Photos by Nicola Buck Photography
The Venice Family Clinic is an organization near and dear to our hearts. Servicing the medical needs of our local community, we were honored to be part of their Silver Circle Gala event. This year's event honored philanthropist and director Brett Ratner with the Humanitarian Award. But first, we got to bring out icon Larry King with a feathers and fabulousness introduction.
Location: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Immersive opening number throughout audience, Larry King dance introduction, greeters at entrance for gala guest
Pacific Events Productions created a non-stop fanfare event at San Diego's iconic USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. We were thrilled to dance on the same stage as the Phat Cat Swinger and an array of talented performers from Imagination Entertainment's acrobats to the Procrastinators percussive immersive environment. It was an unforgettable evening topped with fireworks, innovative decorations and a beautiful view.
Client: Pacific Events Productions Location: USS Midway Aircraft Carrier/San Diego
Styles Performed: Kick lines, Swing, Charleston, Broadway Tap, Lindy, Jazz
Custom Costumes: USO inspired
A rousing evening of swanky spectacle from the 20s; amateur boxing, cigar rolling, smokey jazz band and of course dancers between each match. The vision of Bagavagabonds is always astounding- providing us the ambiance and attention to detail they desired. We got to work on choreography, styling, and music that would embrace the 20s and kick it up a notch for the 21st century.
Client: Shlitz Brewing / Bagavagabonds
Location: Hollywood Athletic Club
Styles Performed: Charleston, lindy, kick lines, fan dancing, jazz, tap
Vintage Ring Girl
5-Piece Band: Vocalist, base, drums, horn, keys, sax style
Provide vintage band that mixes jazz and cover songs in vintage styles
Hosted by Univision
Foxtail’s inspiring decor heavily inspired the choreography of this thrilling project, the Latin Grammy’s official pre-party. The request from T Entertainment Group was to provide a twist on Black Swan. Neo-classical choreography mixed with the most popular Latin artists music in glow-in-the-dark costuming and makeup. Let’s just say we love our job.
Location: SLS Hotel Vegas / Foxtail
Styles Performed: Ballet in tutus and neon makeup, created tableaus / live window modeling
The Madison Club is a stunning community located in the idyllic La Quinta area of California. The LA Follies were to bring glamour, unique performances, and a beautiful memory to their
gorgeous crowd. We pulled out all the stops for these guests usherette cotton candy greeters, synchronized swimmers, champagne glass performer, acrobats, kick lines, tap, jazz, our Beyonce formation, fire dancers, sparkler champagne performers oh and a fabulous band and cocktail hour with Sergio Vellati and Dirty Sugar.
Location: Madison Club, La Quinta (Palm Springs area)
Styles Performed: 1 Cocktail Glass performer, 4 Synchronized Swimmers, 1 cocktail singer w/trio, 12 dancers, 1 full band, atmosphere performers, usherette
Bonjour! Who doesn't have une petite d'amour for all things Parisian. With some Moulin Rouge flair mixed with classic Can Can jump splits, we heard quite a few "oh la las" at this party!
Location: Private Home La Jolla
Parisian inspired Moulin Rouge and Classic Can Can Costuming and Dance Numbers
Anna Lucia Events conceptualized a stunning evening for the annual Tampa Museum of Art annual gals. Playing off the XXX anniversary or “Triple X” theme- the team at Tampa Museum of Art and Anna Lucia wanted to create a tasteful and fun play on the “Naughty or Nice” theme. With the exceptional artist Cristobal’s work on display during the event, we wanted to bring a wink and shimmy to their theme whilst bringing a twist on the showgirl. Nodding to the great iconic females like Eartha Kitt, we brought the glamour and nod to naughty, but stayed on the line of nice at the Pink Light District.
Client: Anna Lucia Events / Tampa Museum of Art
Location: Tampa Museum of Art
Dancers: 15 including 2 rhythmic gymnasts performing contemporary showgirls, tap, jazz, circus arts, kick lines and ballet
Custom Costumes: Provide champagne sparkler model to coordinate with auction, provide unique atmospheric entertainment, showgirl centerpieces, choreograph glass staircase entrance
Cigarette girls! Candy girls! Usherettes! Greeters! Schwag models! These ladies are called a variety of things, but they all do the same thing- delight your guests by providing them a fun party favor. We've handed everything out from boas to cigars to cotton candy to pashminas. It's a great way to greet or say good bye to your guests!