“Faux Pas De Deux”
Season 2, Episode 3
19 February, 2012
November 28, 2012
"Faux Pas De Deux" is the third episode of season two of the Australian television series, Dance Academy. It aired on 19 February, 2012 on ABC3 and on November 28, 2012 on TeenNick. The episode was written by Greg Waters and Samantha Strauss.
First-year student Ben Tickle is put in second-year classes because of his talent, but gets off on the wrong foot with the students, namely Sammy and Christian, for being judgemental (saying things are "gay") and a little self-absorbed, telling people to call him "Benster"; he initially throws a party for himself on Observatory Hill, but no one attends. Kat helps a group of girls for a high school assignment by making an expressionist music and movement routine, enlisting the help of her dance friends. Sammy decides that he has to work out his feelings, but tells Christian all is good between them. Grace and Abigail both make attempts to become better friends, initially struggling, but bond through Grace's idea to have fun by tricking people into giving them things for free (Abigail pretends to faint from low blood sugar while Grace calls for help and food; Abigail pretends to be Vanessa Hudgens to a new employee at a dress shop to get free clothes; and both pretend to be lost Swedish girls to a police officer to get a free ride back to the academy). The episode ends with Kat having made new friends, Sammy giving Ben a talking to about his personality and how his words could offend people, and Ben receiving a proper party with all the students attending.
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