On ABC Family’s summer series Bunheads, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is holding down the fort as Vegas showgirl-turned-dance teacher Michelle Simms. While Michelle’s ballet teacher mother-in-law Fanny (Tony winner Kelly Bishop) takes a long vacation, Michelle struggles to run Paradise Dance Academy by herself. As she tries to fix a leak in the dressing room ceiling, teach a never-ending roster of classes and give ballerinas Sasha, Boo, Ginny and Melanie relationship advice all at the same time, Michelle is so exhausted she can barely stand up. But when Sasha goes on a rebellious tear and Ginny breaks up with the boy she’s dated since second grade, Michelle is forced to become a strict disciplinarian. We’ve highlighted the best moments from this week’s episode below. Check back next week for more Barre Hopping!
Michelle’s Kindergarten Dance Lecture: “When you’re on Broadway, the show doesn’t stop so you can go potty. Les Miz is three hours long. Sure there’s an intermission, but between changing costumes and trying to figure out if Marius is straight, you’re not gonna have time to pee. You gotta hold it. So from now on we’re all gonna try very hard to…Okay, note to self, potty break first, Les Miz lecture later.”
Ginny’s Nickname for Her Long-Term Boyfriend: Old Man
Michelle’s Tap Class Sign-Off: “Great class everyone, come back next week, when the part of me will be played by Anna Faris.”
Items Michelle Uses to Stop a Ceiling Leak: Paper towels, a sweater, a stuffed dog, dresser drawers, a shoe.
Boo’s Mom on Her Daughter’s Career: “Are you teaching my daughter to strip? No judgment, I always tell her she should have something to fall back on. I figured typing, but this could be good.”
Michelle’s Teaching Schedule: “Pop Lockin’ Street Voguing Hippity Hoppity Macarena Jump Class,” followed by “Jazzy Jay Sliding Boogie-Woogie Bar Dancing Hula Dance.”
Dancing Tune: “Desire” by Mates of State
Michelle’s Midnight Snack: Peanut butter
Truly’s (Very Funny) Secret: “I was dry humping a plumber in a dance studio. There’s nothing funny about that.”
Michelle’s Vegas Memory: “That shirt was given to me by Siegfried the night their tiger ate Roy.”
Boo’s Awkward Chat With Melanie’s Brother:
Charlie: “Boo. Boo, I wanna talk to you.”
Boo: “Sorry, I didn’t know you meant me.”
Charlie: “What other Boo is there?
Michelle, After Sasha Steals Her Shirt: “What’s your damage, Heather? Boy, if anyone should know that reference it’s you. Stream it, download it, Wikipedia, Google. People who steal for no reason whatsoever. Get to know the real you.”