Ryan Gosling wowed us all with his slick dance moves in this year's La La Land. But unbeknownst to some, La La Land was not Gosling's first foray into the wonderful world of dance.

Before the Ontario-born actor got his start on the Mickey Mouse Club, he performed in a Canadian dance group called Elite Dance Studio. The group would perform at talent shows and competitions across Ontario. Some kind soul has blessed the internet with videos of some of the group's most dazzling performances that star our dear Ryan. We have no words to describe the emotions that arise when watching a young Gosling perform the running man in a sparkly purple shirt, so we'll let the videos do the talking.



Gosling has talked about his experience in a hip hop dance troupe, describing it as a "cutthroat business." You can hear about his full experiences below.


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