Cat claims that "hip hop is way outside [Ryan's] comfort zone", but he looks fine to me. We hear the judges conferring and disagreeing. They're 3-3, which means that Ryan is barely through, although he has to endure a scolding. Ryan is chastened but optimistic.
The next day, there will be a cha-cha-cha. Everyone is seems a little hyper at breakfast, which does not surprise me, really. The choreographer is introduced, and since he's assisted by Anya, I assume it will be Pasha. But no! It's Louis van Amstel. It's a very fast routine, and I enjoy seeing Louis and Anya demonstrate it. I'd like to see more of that sort of thing, because I like seeing how the routine is supposed to work.
Suddenly! Blood on the dance floor! A young man has gotten whacked in the face by an errant spin by his partner, and he's got a bloody nose. Ouch! But the rehearsals must go on! Russell Ferguson, the krumper from Boston, is doing pretty well. His plan is to use "weight, power, passion, and love." Also, he wants to put Boston on the map. Isn't it already on the map? I mean, it's a pretty big city. Russell is with Iveta, the Russian ballroom dancer from Salt Lake City. And Billy (the guy with the bloody nose) is recovered enough to dance, but he has to get some emergency rehearsal in the aisles.
As Russell and Iveta dance, I like that Nigel walks around behind the judge table talking to everyone. He's probably just doing it so he doesn't have to talk to Mary the whole time, but still. Russell dances very precisely. He's in control of his movements at all times. Anyway, everyone in this group goes through, and Adam gives Russell and Iveta their own personal standing ovation. Iveta and Russell appear to get along pretty well, and she jokes that maybe they can go do a combination ballroom-and-krumping show.
More dancing. People get praised. It's time for Nosebleed Billy Bell, who is a little worried since he's never done the routine to music. Also, his partner almost broke his nose. He's in the same group as Legacy (a B-boy from Phoenix), who has problems with the basic idea of copying someone else's movements. Legacy is unsure and tentative and is told to fight for his life. LIP-SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE! Wait, that's a different show. Anyway, Billy's through. Good for him. Another dancer gets told to fight for his life. Legacy plans to "go bonkers on that stage". Man, I'd like to see that!
Ryan Kasprzak is in the final group. He'll have to have the dance of his life! When we come back from commercial, Ryan tells us that he's trying to calm down and do well. Frankly, I think he's trying a little too hard. He's making odd faces and stomping into his spots. Anyway, Nigel tells him that he got an extra chance after the hip hop because his solo was outstanding. Today, Nigel says it was "frighteningly strong", with "nothing of the style involved with this routine". He's cut. We see him call Evan to tell him the news. Well, there you go. Bye, Ryan! Everyone still seems to really like you! That's gotta count for something, right?