Adéchiké also has a childhood memory. He'll be doing a dance created by Mandy Moore, who happily announces that this dance doesn't have a story at all. Suits me. Incidentally, at one point in the rehearsals, Mandy's assistant almost walks into the shot but steps back quickly. In case you were under the impression that the rehearsal footage was just caught be accident. Anyway, this is a very Mandy Moore piece. I like this one section where Adéchiké is standing and Allison is on her knees behind him and their movements mirror each other. It's very nice and it doesn't feel like a new dancer with an all-star. Although that might be because I don't remember Allison. Nigel recommends that Adéchiké flow into the movements more, because he sometimes seems to gather himself a little before launching into something. Mia wants him to tap into joy. She wants him to remember that dance is both an art form and a heart form. Adam goes with the theme and wants Adéchiké to get out of his own head. Then, as an afterthought, he mentions that it was a nice routine that was danced beautifully. Allison is sent off to the wings without anyone having mentioned her or referred to her in any way. It's weird, but I think it's less weird than having the all-star partner not there at all.
Alex, too, has a childhood memory. And a lot of footage of himself as a dancing youngster. Tyce will be creating his own take on "The Fosse Style." Because one thing Bob Fosse needs is some Tyce DiOrio. The number is to "Summertime" (by Sylvester, not Macy Gray or Janis Joplin) and there's some strutting around the stage. There are also some hats that get flung away halfway through, and I can't help noticing that for most of the time, Alex and Lauren don't seem to be interacting at all. But that's just me. Nigel is kind of sad that Alex didn't know much about Fosse and recommends Kiss Me Kate and The Little Prince as being Fosse in kind of a classical mood. He also, as a throwaway, dismisses the very idea of "the Fosse style". Then he manages to tear himself away from talking about Bob Fosse (which he would be delighted to do all night) and complains about Alex's shoulders being too high. Cat steps in to let Alex say that he did watch a bunch of Fosse on YouTube, and Mia also wants to talk about how Fosse is about an inside power, not just tricks and technical accuracy. Also she doesn't like the costumes being sort of winter-themed while they danced to "Summertime", which is an interesting point. Adam thinks it was "the antithesis of Fosse" because it was all big. Alex thanks them for the feedback and talks about how he's here to learn things he couldn't learn in a ballet company.