Dancer’s tour of L.A. includes Church of Scientology, Apple store

Ballet dancer
A screenshot from the video of a ballet dancer dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” in various spots around Los Angeles.
(Nightpantz / YouTube)

In the latest Internet video to highlight the landmarks of Southern California, a half-naked ballet dancer prances around Hollywood and Santa Monica to the soundtrack of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.”

The video, filmed by the comedy group Nightpantz, includes stops at the Church of Scientology and an Apple store. Security at those locations were not impressed with the dancer’s skills, as the video on LAist shows.

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