Episode 1 – “Auditions”
The life of an up and coming dancer can be rough, especially when you have yet to get your foot in the door. There’s buzz that a big audition for a Jennifer Lopez project is coming up, and everyone’s life comes to a halt when they get a phone call inviting them to the try-out.
The competition level at the audition is high, and the atmosphere is nerve wrecking as the choreographers begin to warm up hopeful candidates. The room goes silent when J-Lo enters with Marc Anthony on her arm. J-Lo encourages the dancers to push their moves to the limits, but to refrain from hurting themselves. After several cuts, many hours have passed, and the candidates have diminished considerably. J-Lo is eventually able to narrow her male search down to two dancers: Kenny, a new dancer imported to L.A. from Boston, and Blake a cocky more established dancer.
Things are not going well for Jersey when she tries to get to her audition. Far from her home, and her family, she lives from check to check, struggling to get by with her hopes of landing her big break in Hollywood. When her car breaks down on the way to her audition she arrives just at the tail end of the tryouts in time to meet up with Celestina, and Staci just as they are leaving after being cut. The three new friends head out to get some iced coffee and chat about the life of a prospective dancer can be rough.
Later on Kenny meets up with his roommate Nick at the park with some good and bad news. The bad news is that he’s not going to be able to make any of their upcoming foot ball games for a while. The good news is, however, that he got the call from J-Lo’s people and he has been booked for her upcoming project.