Season 2, Episode 5
19 March, 2012
December 5, 2012
"Showcase" is the fifth episode of season two of the Australian television series, Dance Academy. It aired on 19 March, 2012 on ABC3 and on December 5, 2012 on TeenNick. The episode was written by Keith Thompson and Samantha Strauss.
Ethan changes his piece for Showcase after criticism from his father, adding extra dancers (including Grace), angering Abigail. Christian's street-smart friend Kaylah arrives at the academy, looking for help from Christian (who she calls "Cheds") for her Showcase routine, alienating Tara, who realises that she is in love with Christian and had been wanting to tell him so. Kat, who has also been told by her parents that her father wants to travel to Berlin to choreograph The Firebird with her mother as the principal dancer, alters Sammy and Ben's "steampunk" tap-dancing entry into a more modern three-person dance piece with herself as a burlesque ballerina being fought for by the two guys, and is offered an opportunity by a talent agent. Kaylah is overcome by last-minute nerves and Tara helps talk her into taking the stage, for which Christian is thankful and unknowingly alleviates her earlier uneasiness by telling her he loves her first. Abigail then closes the Showcase with Ethan's originally-intended solo performance for her to a new piece of music, "The Last Day on Earth".
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