Bunheads: The Perfect Partner
Finding the perfect pas de deux partner is, in some ways, similar to searching for your ideal pair of pointe shoes. At first, you’re tempted to decide based on the shimmer of the satin or the prestige of the brand name. However, you soon realize the need to look beyond the superficial, and choose the something that offers unwavering support and makes you look your best. During last night’s episode of “Bunheads,” Boo learned that there’s more to a good partner than what meets the eye.
After being cast as Ginger Rogers in the upcoming recital, Boo is waltzing on cloud nine. Not only is she overjoyed to dance the coveted role of Ginger, but she’s thrilled that her Fred Astaire will be Jordan, one of the best dancers in Paradise. Unfortunately, Jordan does not share Boo’s excitement: He drops out of the show, leaving Madame Fanny to replace him with the awkward Carl. Boo is unimpressed. But once they start to dance, she sees that what he lacks in height and technique, he makes up for in passion, dependability and enthusiasm. It’s impossible to tell if someone will make a great partner until you give them a chance and see how you work together. If Boo had ignored Carl, she might have missed out on finding the Fred to her Ginger and dancing what I’m sure will be a magical duet.