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Do You Have What It Takes?

Aired on Sep 25, 2015

Traci Young-Byron is the hard-hitting and uncompromising director of the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT), a dance school of Miami’s best dancers. YCDT will embark on the toughest dance season as her cadre of dancers try to stake their claim as the best dance team in Miami. When the elite Icon Talent Agency taps Traci to pick the best of the best to audition for their agency, the stakes are higher than ever as her students vie for a once in a lifetime shot to propel themselves to the next level of fame.

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Fake Sweat

Aired on Oct 02, 2015

The dancers from the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT) are headlining a big July 4th event and its director, Traci Young-Byron, decides to take a risk and allow both her Repertory and Company to perform. But when her intermediate dancers struggle to keep up and one of her principal Repertory dancers fails to show up to the event on time, it threatens to ruin the entire performance.

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Fix Your Face

Aired on Oct 09, 2015

This week, Traci Young-Byron’s YCDT dancers have been invited to audition for musical artist, Kiddie Garcia, in an exclusive concert showcase. Traci decides to only use only her top-tier Repertory dancers. Diaunte, one of her Company dancers, feels frustrated that he won’t get a chance to perform. Meanwhile, Janae not only struggles with falling out of favor with Traci for being late to last week’s performance, but she is also clashing at home with her overbearing mother Tamieka, who thinks Janae needs to ‘step it up’ at home.

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Museum Mayhem

Aired on Oct 16, 2015

Traci throws the dancers of YCDT for a loop when she announces only those who can do a triple pirouette can audition for the honor of performing for some of the biggest dignitaries in Miami. Diaunte struggles to nail the move and fears he will lose his shot while repertory members Jakirah and Antonio go toe-to-toe for a spot in the performance. But dancing takes a back-seat when Traci and Jean gets some startling news when they discuss starting a family.

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Play Less, You Hot Mess

Aired on Oct 23, 2015

It’s the toughest week yet for YCDT when Traci announces they have two back-to-back performances at Busch Gardens and Little Haiti Cultural Center. Jakirah breaks down when Traci criticizes her lack of technique and worries she won’t make the cuts for the most important week in the season thus far.

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Video Villain

Aired on Oct 30, 2015

This week, Traci takes time to rehearse with the Company for the upcoming Rep auditions while the YCDT Repertory dancers are working hard to prepare for a music video audition for international singing sensation, Victoria. Choreographer Jordan is putting the team through difficult drills and Jakirah struggles to keep up. Meanwhile, after months of construction, Traci worries that her studio will never be finished.

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Beware of Bat Woman

Aired on Nov 06, 2015

It’s an epic week for YCDT as the dancers must walk the runway and perform at a fashion show for celebrity designer Tebo Dambe. Icon Talent Agency is also holding auditions to sign new dancers, and both YCDT Rep and Company members have the opportunity to land a coveted spot.

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It All Comes Down to This

Aired on Nov 13, 2015

It’s the final extravaganza of the performance season and it’s an emotional rollercoaster for Traci and her dancers as Rep and Company must perform a very personal liturgical dance. The Company also faces their biggest test of the year with Repertory auditions as Traci and the alumni judges will put them to the test with a freestyle routine. Will Diaunte and Deshauan be able to join the ranks of Janae and Jakirah and the other elite YCDT dancers?

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