Paige is second on the pyramid and Abby actually said nice things about her! What next? She gives Chloe some choreography that is as technical as Maddie? I think that would be a certain sign on of the zombie apocalypse. For reasons thus fare unclear, Abby is only using four of the dancers in the group dance, Maddie, Chloe, Nia, and Kendall. Asia, is in LA for some professional gig.
Over at the Candy Apples, the boys have been texting Abby’s girls saying they wished they could dance with them. Cathy is not happy with this information. Anthony’s father died or something so they are doing some sort of tribute to him. One of the boys has a crush on Maddie.
Abby has promoted Brooke into the senior dance group. This is going to be a huge challenge for her. Brooke’s mom feels like Abby is setting her up for failure.
Maddie and Chloe are doing a duet. If they don’t win Abby will probably skin them alive. Paige has a solo. Abbey’s plan is to toughen her up. Abby is actually giving her some time. Jill goes down to Abby to tattle about Kelli’s concerns about Brooke being thrown in with the seniors. Jill is a HUGE pot stirrer. All the moms go to lunch to gossip about Kelli. WHY? They decide to have a sleep over for Paige and Brooke. I think butting out would be the better option. Jill keeps dragging the mothers off to gossip about Kelli. Somehow Christi got into the Kelli drama and went on a rampage and told Paige that her mother is jealous because her kid (Chloe) is better than her. OMG. That is probably the worst thing any of the mothers have done ever.
Anthony takes the Apple Core boys to do a grueling workout. One of the boys is just coming off of bronchitis and his father is arguing that the workout is too strenuous. The kids fathers go at it and want to go outside and settle things. Gino has a crush on Maddie and it is starting to look like Gino wants to dance for Abby with Maddie. That would be some drama.
Anthony is being so rough on the boys that they are crying. They do not have the physical development for the strenuous choreography that Anthony creates for them. Zack’s mother says she will pull him out of the Apple Cores if he feels afraid of Anthony. Anthony keeps crying at the rehearsal.
Abby sent Brooke on a date with Kevin one of the senior dancers that she is partnered with to build trust. It went fine, they went for cannoli but Brooke has no interest in him.
At the competition, we start with the duets. Maddie and Chloe were near perfection in their duet. Now we will see the boys duet/dead daddy dance. It’s boys and it’s father-son and the judges will over score it. The choreography was not as intricate as the girls but the song was very moving and the women in the crowd were very into it. Abby thought it was crap, but I think she could be in for a meltdown because boys always have the advantage at these things. Anthony is crying again. Really Anthony? Man up. This is not a sexy look.
Nick’s solo “The Bird” was EXCELLENT. The costume was fabulous the choreography is strong. That was a winning solo. The only solo we have from ALDC this time is Paige. I’m nervous. Paige did well with her solo, but it was a dance club type contemporary routine. None of the drama or storyline that Nick had.
After the solos, but before group there was a confrontation between Jill and Cathy. All of her parents are there and some of them appeared to be laughing at a joke Jill made about their props, which are wheels, coming off of Cathy’s wheelchair. Cathy said a lot of ugly things in front of her dance kids. Her parents did not defend Cathy and Cathy had a break down and stormed off saying it’s time for her to get a new team.
Brooke has her featured role in the Sr. Group. She has a lot of complicated lifts. Nervous. It was flawless. Absolutely perfect. Next the Candy Apple boys come out in bicycle outfits and spinning bike wheels. They were very good. It was testosteroney and a bit gimmicky. Perhaps a bit low on the level of difficulty over all but it could win. The ALDC girls were good. Not blown away. I swear this could go either way. A clean sweep is possible on both sides, or a mixed bag.
The Boys Bird solo was great he took first. Paige got second. Not bad for Paige at all. The girls beat out the dead daddy song and Maddie and Chloe took first place. Dead daddy tribute took second. The senior group with Brooke, took first. In the junior group, ALDC beat the boys taking first. Boys came in second. Gino’s dad approaches Abby about moving to the ALDC. Cathy has a meltdown and kicks Gino out. Meanwhile, despite her kid having a solo and her other kid being featured dancer in the senior group, Kelli is still very unhappy. She is rethinking being at ALDC once again.
Next week should be interesting.