At class, Rex and Ronald are giggling together. Ronald explains that he also doesn't want to be separated from his brother. Everyone is stretching and doing insane things with their knees and elbows that make me wince. Rex and Allison discuss her cankles. Rex looks like someone drew a picture of Ronald then traced over all the lines with a Sharpie. Adam calls the class to order, and they begin their barre exercises. Allison's arms are sick. She explains that she and Rex have had a "long, strange, not defined" relationship. I'm sure that's emotionally healthy for everyone involved.
Katie, in a talking head, says she was initially intimidated by Beckanne, but that Beckanne's just so nice. She says she wishes Beckanne was a brat so that she would feel better about being jealous of her talent. Beckanne, who has insane scraggly split ends, rather hollowly says that good friends like Katie are hard to find. I think Katie's going to be the one at the wheel of the getaway car when Beckanne takes a pipe to Christiana's knee.
Rex and Allison go shopping. He explains that Allison has issues with commitment, and that his perfect situation with Allison would be if "she made a conscious decision to be with me." Ouch. Oh, Rex, honey. Allison describes Rex as her friend, and says he's sure he would be a great boyfriend. WOW.
It's contract renewal day. Adam is working with three dancers, and explains that he can reshuffle the company however he likes. There is the merest hint of glee in his tone as he implies that he is basically God to these people. Christiana explains the hierarchy of the company: the corps de ballet is the general company, made up of men and women; demi-soloists are one step up; soloists are more featured; and then there are the principal dancers like Christiana, who are the rock stars.
Katie and Beckanne are gossiping during class. Katie says she always sucks in class, but especially today when she's so nervous. Beckanne explains that she's a new artist, which isn't even part of the corps de ballet. (They're at the bottom of this page, which indicates that Ballet West seems to have a no-shirts-for-anyone policy. I'm okay with this.) Yet she says she wants to stay at Ballet West and "hopefully do more principal roles." Or, um, any principal roles? She's basically saying she's the walk-on fourth-string practice QB but she'd like to try her hand running the offense at the Super Bowl.