Who saw it last night!!!!! I was DYING! They have studio socials once a month at Dance Times Square (the studio Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin own) and for part of the party, they’ll have the professional dancers / teachers take the floor and give a little performance. I swear, Melanie has to be begged and cajoled and pleaded with and begged some more to get her out on that dance floor just to do a teensy tiny little seconds-long routine with Tony (her former championship dance partner — they were the National Latin Champs in 1995). And now to see her have to dance on national TV with Pasha!!!!!
If you didn’t see it (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE that is), what happened was Jesse, Pasha’s partner, became very ill (she actually fainted) yesterday morning and couldn’t perform with him last night. So, in order for Pasha to remain in the competition, Melanie (whom the announcer called Tony’s “Assistant”!!!!!! — I’m sure she just LOVES that title ) sweetly took Jesse’s place and danced with him! On national TV! Oh good lord, I was screaming, literally screaming at the TV! Did you see it, Parker? Where are you, Parker??? When they did that lift, I had to hold my hand up to the TV! And scream some more! And then cover my mouth so I’d stop screaming… I’m surprised my neighbors didn’t knock to see if something was wrong (or tell me to shut up).
Anyway, if you didn’t see it, my friend Michele sent me this link from SYTYCD website– to see Pasha and Melanie (just scroll down to Pasha). Thanks, Michele!
Aw, Melanie came through for him And Pasha was so cute! He’s just so, he’s just such a great Latin dancer, especially Cha Cha! And his smile is so infectious! I just love him
I hope Jesse’s okay though. They said she had some kind of “heart abnormality” I think is the way (judge) Nigel put it? That doesn’t sound good at all…