If this reminds you of a mix of Center Stage and Black Swan, you aren’t alone. And because the dance gods have smiled upon us, Charlie (Sascha Radetsky) from Center Stage has also been cast in this show. Let’s hope for more moves like this:
Of course he isn’t he only Center Stage alum involved in this Starz exclusive. Yes, you guessed correctly, Cooper Nielsen (Ethan Stielfel) has also been cast. Now we just need Amanda Shull for a complete love triangle reunion. Speaking of love triangles, there are so many dance trope possibilities for this new series that I can barely contain myself.
Terrible, awful, feet
No, I’m not talking about the inevitable montage of gross ballet feet, I mean the ingenue typically has the wrong type of feet for ballet, but she will make you fall in love with her despite her gross deformity (read: average, normal feet.) Speaking of our ingenue…
The Best of the Worst
Sure, she was the best dancer in her small town/Small city/not New York, but in the big leagues she has some major catching up to do. Despite some apparent flaws that the view cannot see, she catches people’s eye when she dances. She is beyond technique. Perhaps she should work on her turnout, just a bit.
Ballet kids like to let loose
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Nothing works out teen angst like a good hip-hop or jazz number. These Dance Academy kids know the drill.
The Bad Boy with nothing to lose
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a final dance number that works in the emotions of the street, usually brought together by a b-boy and a bun-head. When their styles are combined, they make sweet, sweet music, I mean dance.
What are some of your favorite dance tropes? What do you hope to see in the upcoming series, Flesh and Bone?