Dance Academy is BACK!
Have you been watching Dance Academy this week? If you missed any of the new episodes, catch up online. We're also re-airing all four of the newest episodes Friday on TeenNick, starting at 5pm et. (If you haven't seen this week's eps, go watch them before you read any further... spoilers below!)
I love that they danced parts of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the woods in tonight's episode. It felt like the perfect start to summer.
Other thoughts on this week, starting with "Turning Points"...
*Yay! Tara's finally dancing "en pointe"!
*I appreciate that the show is portraying Abigail's anorexia in such a real way. I'm glad she didn't get better right away, and that it's something she's still going to be struggling with.
*It really bugs me that Miss Raine keeps telling Tara to stop hanging out with Kat. I think Tara is smart enough to keep her priorities straight, no matter who her friends are, but I guess we'll see.
"My Life En Pointe"
*I like the new girl, Petra, and I love that this episode included a cute dog (Yay, dogs!), but her habit of photographing other people's PDA is a little strange, isn't it?
* I think Kat's "punishment" looks like fun. I would love to volunteer at a community center on Saturday afternoons and dance with little kids.
* Eeee! Tara and Christian!! But she's dating Ethan! (I like her better with Christian, but that's probably just because he's my Dance Academy crush.)
*I loved Tara's voiceover at the beginning of this episode:
"As dancers, we learn to be in control of our bodies, down to the last millimeter, because if even one finger is out of alignment, it all falls apart. So you practice your movements until they're perfect. You learn to control gravity, to control pain, and refuse to let yourself get away with anything. But there's one thing that doesn't follow the rules... that you wish you could control, but can't -- your heart."
*Tara claims she doesn't have feelings for Christian. Is she lying to him? To herself? I want her to have feelings for him. If I had a Tara doll and a Christian doll, I would totally push them together and make them kiss right now.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
*I'd love to go on a camping trip and take dance lessons in a clearing in the woods. Somebody, hook me up!
*When everyone had detention together, and they all had to clean the dance studio, I felt like I was watching a dance version of the Breakfast Club. I wish they'd been stuck there even longer.
*And again, I'm asking myself (and you) -- what is the deal with Tara and Christian? They're so cute as dance partners, I want them to be loooove partners, too.
What did you think of this week's episodes?