I was so proud of Nia last night. She really has worked to improve. I do find it frustrating that Abby ONLY gives her featured parts when the lead part can ONLY be African American. It would be nice if she got the lead just because. I think she's earned it.
In contrast, Kendall dances exactly the same as she always has. Cathy was right a few weeks ago. No real improvement.
I find it odd that Abby says Maddie isn't strong in ballet, since she's always going lyrical numbers. That requires similar technique. It's not like hip hop is her strength. I was also shocked to see her NOT in pointe shoes. At her age, she should be en pointe already, especially with her ability. As much as Abby focuses on technique, I'd expect those girls to be in ballet class every week....and not just privates.
Christie annoys me at times, but I like that she protects Chloe and lets her have a say in her school and dance experiences. Chloe is a beautiful dancer, but I don't see her making it a career.
I watched last week's episode again last night and MAN, Jill totally feeds Kendall's stress. That whole scene about Kendall's costume? First of all, it suited the music and the choreography. Did she think that routine called for a costume like Chloe's? Secondly, talking about how it wasn't a costume, but she should still go out there and give it her best anyway was so childish. I'm sure Kendall had no thought about that until her mother put it in her head that she was a second class citizen.
Those mothers at the audition were ridiculous, but then that wasn't a real audition. In an actual audition - one that wasn't just to create drama for the cameras - the mothers would be outside waiting.