"Breaking Pointe" Season 2, Episode 6 Recap

November 28, 2001

On last night’s episode of “Breaking Pointe,” we were finally treated to tons of footage from inside the studio. We got to see the dancers rehearse Cinderella—and dance full out. Of course, it was just a quick clip here and a quick clip there, but at least we got a healthy dose of choreography in between all the chatter about marriage.


My favorite part? Getting a peek inside The Rock School when Beckanne visits along with her friend Katie Martin, a former Ballet West II member. The two dancers take class with co-director Bo Spassoff, and then watch a few of the advanced students rehearse competition variations. It’s amazing to see the young up-and-comers pull off seemingly endless turns (as Spassoff told Pointe a few months ago, the students’ nickname for the school is “Pirouettes R Us”). What’s even better is watching Beckanne make the smart decision to go back to her roots to remember her love of dance. It’s one of the most adult decisions she’s made so far this season.