They rehearse the number which seems to have a lot of acro for a hip-hop dance. It’s been decided that Paige can participate if she dances from the waist up, which sounds retarded to me. She’s basically going to stand around and move her arms. Christi says it’s ridiculous that their beautiful, graceful lyrical dancers are doing a hip-hop routine.
Jabby is not satisfied with the girls’ hip-hop abilities so she bellows for Payton to come into the studio. Apparently Payton is really good at hip-hop. Upstairs, Christi’s rolls her eyes and is like, “who didn’t see that coming?”
My sentiments exactly
Shrill notes that Jabby just wants the girls to feel bad about themselves and Christi’s like “DUH.” Jabby asks Payton to be in the group and the moms are, of course, thrilled. Kelly comments that now Leslie will be one more happy addition to their hell week.
In the studio, they are now rehearsing an old number, Trapped, in which Maddie played a little homeless girl. Jabby decides for no apparent reason to give the featured role to Chloe. Melissa says it’s to torture Maddie for not doing the solo last week. She is probably right. Melissa is gracious about the whole thing, which is exactly the opposite of how Christi would be if Jabby had taken a part away from Chloe. So I will give Melissa props. Looks like ALL the moms took their xanax today.
Dress rehearsal. Jabby is in the control room above the stage which apparently is called a light booth. Good to know.
Drunk with power!
Down in the dressing room, Payton is lamenting that she is in 15 numbers (holy shit!) and has to do a costume change each time. Apparently she doesn’t have enough time before the hip-hop number to get ready. Yikes, so that means that there are MORE than 15 numbers in this show. Now I almost feel bad for the moms. (Almost.)
ANYWAY, Kelly is complaining that Paige broke her boot, which indicates she is doing more than just moving her upper body. Kelly fears Paige will re-injure her foot. Jabby says that she’s rehearsing three shows and she doesn’t have time for Kelly’s whining.
Kelly is content to confine her complaining to the stage level, but Leslie not so much. She barrels up to the light booth to inform Jabby that she needs to tweak the lineup so Payton has more time between numbers. Jabby says she’s working on it, and Leslie needs to leave her alone right now.
Which part of “get out you stupid cow” did you not understand?
Of course Leslie can’t let that go and starts bitching that it’s her schedule too. Seriously, Jabby said she’s going to address it, let her address it. Geez. Don’t make me stand up for Jabby.