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West enters Studio A AS Eldon is practicing ballet. Despite knowing next to nothing about ballet, West attempts to advise Eldon on his technique. Amused by West's attempts, Eldon challenges West to audition for a role in La Ballet de la Reine's The Nutcracker, which West graciously accepts.
James and Riley discuss James’s offer to be a part of A-Troupe again in Hidalgo's. James is wary of rejoining the troupe because he would be juggling both the band and dance and confesses that someone who is 100% sure they want to be on the troupe should get the opportunity to join instead. Meanwhile, Chloe, with Noah and Abi's, prepare to teach West ballet. Before commencement of the tutelage, Noah asks Chloe to make him look good in front of Abi's. West enters the room rowdily, which Chleo condemns due to ballet's refined nature. West takes note of this and the tutelage begins. Remembering Noah's request, Chloe squeezes his face and calls him cute, making Abi laugh as opposed to impressing her. At one pint, West struggles to lift his leg and Noah lifts his effortlessly as to impress Abi. Although, West grows angry, believing that Noah is showing off and, therefore, making him feel inferior, failing to impress Abi.
In the Music Room, West is showing great progress in ballet under Chloe's watch. Eldon enters the room and questions West's abilities, making him feel extremely inadequate and nervous. Chloe decides to audition with him to calm his nerves.
Riley sits with Michelle in Hidalgo's where James is supposed to meet her so that they can talk about him rejoining A-Troupe, but he is late. Riley leaves, having to meet Emily, and Michelle tells her that she will notify James that she left if she seems him. Although, she confesses that time is ticking for him to join the troupe.
Chloe and West are at the auditions. The artistic director, Sonia Rodriguez, walks in and starts eliminating people before they've even started, making the two realize the calibre she holds dance at. As she approaches West, he is sure he is a goner, but she merely adjusts his arm.
Back at the studio, the dancers realize that Chloe and West made it past the third round, surprising Eldon. The dancers disperse to go to Hidalgo's, although Max stays behind to dance. Giselle asks him if he'll be in the studio for long and he responds that he'll be okay. He proceeds to practice his dancing, which Giselle finds admirable, and she decides to leave him alone.
West and Chloe have made it to the final round. West does his solo audition. He confesses that even if he doesn't make it, he is proud of how far he has come. James is in The Music Room, questioning whether to rejoin A-Troupe or not. He performs a solo, after which his mind is made up.
Chloe auditions, with West realizing just how talented at ballet she is. She confesses that she has missed doing pure ballet and is glad that she auditioned.
Eldon is in Studio A when West runs in with an envelope from the ballet company. He opens it expecting a message of acceptance, while Eldon expects a denial. West opens it, reads it, and immediately crumples the letter.
Riley meets James as he is exiting the Music Room and asks him where he is going. Having made his decision, James drags Riley into Hidalgo's. James notifies A-Troupe that he has decided to rejoin the team, leaving them ecstatic. Amidst the celebration, West pulls Chloe aside and gives her the letter he crumpled up. Upon opening it, Chloe realizes that she made it into the company's production, much to her ecstasy and dismay; she is happy to have made it into the company, but realizes that she cannot choose both the position and Internationals, since the tour and the competition take place at the same time.
- James has returned to A-Troupe.
- Chloe has been accepted into La Ballet de la Reine, but the company's tour is at the same time as Internationals.
Cultural references Edit
- The title refers to a song of the same name by Tchaikovsky.
- Jordan Clark as Giselle
- Brittany Raymond as Riley
- Isaac Lupien as Eldon
- Brennan Clost as Daniel
- Lamar Johnson as West
- Jennifer Pappas as Chloe
- Taveeta Szymanowicz as Thalia
- Victoria Baldesarra as Michelle
- Devon Brown as Max
- Cierra Healey as Cierra
- Myles Erlick as Noah
- Logan Fabbro as Amanda
Featured music Edit
- "Be Free Tonight"
- "Coming Home"
- "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"
- "Digital Love"
- "Let's Dance Tonight"
- "Let's Go"
- "Mixed Messages"
- "Stop and Think"
- "Talk to the Beat"
- "Turn Me Around"
- "Watching the World"
Featured dances Edit
- Main article: The Nutcracker Prince/Quotes
- Main article: The Nutcracker Prince/Aftershow
| "Look at that painting!"
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