So a lot of these are my favorite dances from the show. I am
not sure if it’s because it’s when they first introduced choreographer’s cut,
but I do feel like the girls were all at their peak this season and I didn’t
enjoy the dances again this much until like season 7. So to cap off the end of
the episode, here’s some ranks!
Abby one again choreographing a dance about a culture she doesn’t actually know
I just didn’t like this one because the group was too big.
Red with Envy
Maddie solo with background dancers, and it really didn’t need to be. And the
costumes were ugly.
Bollywood and Vine
And again. And the costumes on these…
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
I liked the song, and the choreography. Not crazy about the overall theme.
Riches to Rags
This dance was mismatched. It was essentially I Want It Now with more confusing
An okay dance over all, but you could hardly see anything past those capes.
Also this brings me to a point about some of Abby’s group dances. Kalani and
Maddie were characters—this could have been a duet. Sometimes Abby’s groups are
like this. She knows the roles of two of the dancers and then the rest are just
Eh. It was okay, just a little sloppy and a little boring.
The Good Life
This wasn’t MUCH better. And the song was fucking awful.
Girls Night Out
I actually liked this dance a lot. I loved the costumes,
makeup and hair and I love when they do upbeat jazz numbers.
The Seven Dancers
The song was annoying and the costumes were stupid. BUT the dance itself was
funny and it actually looked somewhat challenging and energized.
The actual dancing in this wasn’t the problem. But the ‘story’ as it were…made
no sense. Abby once again knew Kenz was gonna get kidnapped, Maddie was gonna
be looking for her, and Nia was gonna be the kidnapper. But…what about everyone
else? Why were they there? And why did Chloe introduce Kenzie to the dance and
then later kill her?
This dance was pretty and the costumes were beautiful. I love flower crowns
Why Not Me?
I liked the look of this dance. The costumes were pretty and the song was cute,
although I’m told that wasn’t the original song. I just wish there was a little
more to it.
Same with this one. It was pretty basic and a little disjointed.
Another Maddie solo with backup dancers but I like this one better than Red
With Envy as a whole because it was a little but subtler.
It’s cool, it’s clean. Song was cool. Costumes were nice.
Ultimately technically better. And Chloe fit in better with this team than Jade
fit in with the junior elites.
Playing with Matches
This dance is so pretty but once again…story, if there even is one, doesn’t make
sense. It’s also really stupidly literal.
Free at Last
Nia as the lead, and this made Holly cry. This was one of the earlier dances
from season 4 so there were more mistakes technically but I still liked it.
Kalani’s first dance with the team. I LOVE this dance, it’s so cute. And it was
very clean and together.
Witches of East Canton
The song sounds like a rip off of No Light by Florence+The Machine but that’s
okay. This dance was cool and it was intense. And the costuming was cool and
not too extra.
I hated Payton’s costume. This dance though looked really hard, especially in
those shoes, so I was impressed with some of the things they did. Some of it
was not appropriate though.
Yes…the DM girls have shabby technique….maybe I like the IDEA of this dance
more than the actual dance. But for real I just love this dance.
Just Another Number
This dance would have made a cool movie. It was intense and there was a lot
going on but not in a bad way. The bar codes on their back was awesome.
Light as a Feather Stiff as a Board
First off, dear Abby and or producers; you don’t need a Ouija board to play
Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board. Those are two separate things…But! This
dance was so good. You could tell the girls really put their all into that
Pretty, simple and clean. I didn’t get Hollywood Stars vibes but it was a
Watching this dance is literally like breathing in fresh air or something. It’s
so beautiful. The only problem I have really with this dance is I wished
Maddie’s costume would have been in the same style as the other girls or
something. She should have been the lead since it was her solo, but the
costumes didn’t look right together.
Smells like Team Spirit
Underrated. I dunno how anyone could not like this group. Lots of interesting
shapes we don’t see a lot, not a whole lot of turns and leaps but still very
pretty. And the song. <3
Best of the select ensembles dances. Beautiful costumes, cool song, and a neat
prop. It was different from all the rest of their group dances.
Slip up in the beginning, sure. But still a beautiful piece. And the song was
actually a bearable Rachael Sage song.
Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself
I am gonna TRY to keep this short, but you guys…I love this dance so much. This
dance is actually somewhat CLEVER in choreography, and no matter what’s going
on, the girls never seem to let the character slip. The entire time they’re
focused on their fears. And the music actually goes with their fears, for
example…When the song starts, the words are “It’s not so bad alone,” and since
Maddie’s fear is being alone, she starts it. Towards the end, there’s a line in
the song that says “In silence, I’m silent” and Chloe—who has a fear of public
speaking—is the one who dances on that line. I would love to write more on this
dance and someday I will. But not here! But this is, for sure, my number one
It’s this tap queen’s birthday!!! Happy birthday @avaheartstap - there are so many reasons why you are my favorite tap dancer and I feel like the list could go on forever! You are so incredibly talented and it’s hard to believe someone so young can be so amazing at what she loves to do and couldn’t live without. When you were announced in the top 10 at TDA I was so thrilled for you. Then, when you did this sick improv, I REALLY hoped you were going to make it into the top 3. And finally, when you were announced I couldn’t help but get tears in my eyes knowing that your hard work had paid off and that you were getting such great recognition. Along with being a fabulous dancer, you also are such a sweet kid and I feel like so many people could learn something or two from you about kindness because you are full of it. I hope you have a great day- love you if you can’t tell 😉😘❤️🙏🏻 @danceologytapco @danceologypac @cherylcbrooks
It’s hard to believe that after 77 out of 78 episodes, each of these people are still alive and kicking. I’m betting that’s going to change for #78, but hell, we made it this far.
And here’s all I want out of the finale. Do Elmore justice. Do Raylan, Boyd, and Ava justice. Do justice to the last six years we’ve all spent together. It’s not like that’s a tall order or anything, right? It’s not like I don’t have every confidence in the world that this crew can pull it off.
It’s been something special from day one. It will be something special in the end.