Just as predicted, the season premiere of the elite dancing show brought some amazing dancing and drama, drama, drama!
The April 10 series premiere of The Dance Scene opens with Laurieann Gibson, choreographer to the stars, casting dancers to perform on VH1 Divas Salute The Troops, featuring Katy Perry, Keri Hilson and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. Laurieann is cutthroat when it comes to casting dancers in such an important performance.
Sarah, Laurieann’s own assistant choreographer, didn’t even make the cut! But that’s not the only bad news Sarah received on tonight’s episode. While at lunch with her boyfriend Paul, he tells Sarah he has to go over seas for dancing gigs and wants to take a break. Sarah was destitute, saying, “I’m let down. I had faith in him that we would both try really hard to make it work — how can you just give up like that, it makes you not want to try again. I’m let down.”
Kherington, the newest addition to Laurieann’s dancing posse, didn’t make the cut either, but was hired full time as an assistant to Laurieann. It didn’t take long for the two to bump heads, and Laurieann kept yelling at Kherington that she had no soul when she danced, saying, “I’m not beating up on you, Kherington. I’m just helping you — I want you to be the best. You cant lie to yourself and think you’re great. Look, I’m not bringing you to Divas — its not happening.” Obviously upset, Kherington responded, saying, “It’s hard to be in this situation and completely put everything you have out there and her just not appreciate any of it. We just don’t see eye to eye and I don’t see how its going to work out.”
Laurieann may be a dance floor diva, but she knows her stuff. “I’ve worked with Lady Gaga, Puff Daddy, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott, the Dixie Chicks, and the Jonas Brothers. At this point in my career, labels come to me to take their artists to the next level to make them superstars,” Laurieann said. Laurieann did show a softer side when out to dinner with her boyfriend and business partner Joe Wilson, whom she has been secretly dating for 4 years. She explains that she’s ready to let the relationship go public and wants to start walking red carpets with him. Lauriann was very affectionate with Joe and showed that maybe this tough cookie has a softer side!
When all was said and done, The VH1 Divas Salute The Troops performance was flawless. Perhaps it was becuase Laurieann screamed before at the dancers before they went on stage, saying, “Anyone misses a step and I’m going to break your necks!”
This episode set the tone for this season and it’s looks like its going to be pretty interesting! Lots of amazing dancing, drama, hookups and breakups…whats not to love?