“Fairest and Best”
Season 1, Episode 19
24 June 2010
June 26, 2012
"Fairest and Best" is the nineteenth episode of season one of the Australian television series, Dance Academy. It aired on 24 June 2010 on ABC3 and on June 26, 2012 on TeenNick. The episode was written by David Hannam.
Junior footballers from the Institute of Sport have been sent to the National Academy for a week of specialized training in order to improve their elevation, coordination and flexibility. Tension between the footballers and male dancers soon erupts and the challenge is on to prove which is the toughest sport. The footballers must learn a routine and dance it with no mistakes, while the ballet boys must score once in a game of touch football. Meanwhile Sammy and Abigail continue their secret relationship, but Sammy insists on knowing where he stands. Abigail refuses to go public and proves to him that a kiss doesn't mean anything, by kissing one of the football players. Tara is caught up in her own competition; Miss Raine is pitting her against Abigail in nightly private classes, intending to use their rivalry to drive each other harder. Tara doesn't like the person she becomes when she uses Abigail's vulnerabilities to get ahead. By the end of the week, alliances have formed between the two groups of athletes and the dancers learn from the footballers how to work as a team.
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