Dance movie filmed in Clare set to premier

September 29, 2016

Heart of a Dancer
The locally produced film, The Heart of a Dancer, is set to premiere this November 2nd in Clare, Michigan at the Ideal Theater. This is John Wayne Bosley’s third feature film, but his first to feature dancing. The film stars actors and dancers from Midland, Saginaw and Clare, and Caro. The film features over 30 minutes worth of dance routines, which also showcases large routines by some of the best Michigan dance studios. A large portion of the film was shot at the Newman School of Dance and other locations in Clare.

Several Clare businesses were featured in the film, including Cops and Donuts, Buccilli’s Pizza, Brewin’ On McEwan, Maxwell’s Flowers and the Dairy Phil.
The Heart of a Dancer is about a young, college bound dancer, named Claire. Claire’s world is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with lung cancer. Leaving college, Claire puts her dream of becoming a professional dancer aside and takes on two jobs to help with her mother’s mounting bills.  With the help of her family, new-found friends, and the support of an old flame, Claire struggles to step out of the spotlight, serve others, and truly have the heart of a dancer!

Two supporting roles of the film will be played Claudia Newman, the former owner of the Newman School of Dance and also Jacqueline Harrison, the new owner of the Newman School of Dance. The film will also feature locals like Valorie Yuncker, Brooke Baldwin and Lauryn Bailey.

The film will showcase large dance routines in the grand finale scene of the film. The dance routines are choreographed and performed by Michigan dance studios Extreme Dance Arts, Bohaty School of Dance, Sue’s Dance Royalty and the Newman School of Dance.

“Making this film is one of the proudest moments in my film career,” Bosley stated. “Working with all these young, talented performers reminded me of the excitement I had when I first pursued my dream of filmmaking.”

Clare, Michigan is one of four locations the film is going to premiere at in the fall.
The local film premiere will be hosted at the Ideal Theater in Clare, Michigan on November 2nd at 7pm. All tickets must be purchased online by Oct 28th. The cost per person to attend the premiere is $10 per person.  To buy tickets and learn more about the film go to

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