Steve-male dance partner who thinks he is always right
Jillian-femaledance partner who is very stubborn
Alfonzo- dance instructor/owner of thetheatre
Marco- janitor of the theatre
Setting: In the Grande Arts Theatre
FADE IN - It's around 8pm
Alfonzo: 1,2,3 and a 1,2,3. Stop stop! Steve you are doing it wrong. You have to hold her like she is the most fragil thing in this room.
Steve: (mumbles under breath) Yeah if only she was fragil.
Jillian: (aggitated) What was that Steve?
Steve: (smirks)Oh nothing.
Alfonzo: Okay I think that's enough for me tonight. I acrually have a life unlike you two. Plus I have to get home to the kiddos. And the wife said if I don't get a jug a milk I'll be sleeping with the dogs tongiht.
Jillian: Yeah that sounds wise enough. I think we will just stay a little longer to get these last few steps down.
Alfonzo: Okay but don't be too late. Just tell the janitor when you're done.
Steve: Okay Jill, le-
Jillian: It's Jillian. Only my friends call me Jill.
Steve: (grumbles) Okay whatever. Jillian let's start fro the beginning and whenever one of us messes up we'll stop
Jillian: Seems fair enough
Steve walks over to the CD player and starts the music-- a latin woman starts singing and the music fills the theatre
Jillian and Stever start their waltz
Jillian: Not bad so far
Steve: Yeah, hey I wonder if she is hot.
Jillian: (raises an eyebrow) Who?
Steve: That woman singing.
Jillian: (roles her eyes) Ugh, Steve focus we have to get this right.
Steve: I got it, I got it.
Steve twirls Jillian but stumbles a little
Jillian: Hey watch it!
Steve: My bad.
Jillian: Well maybeif you weren't fantasizing over that chic singer you would get it right.
Steve: I said I was sorry.
Jillian: It doesn't matter let's just start again from the twirl.
Steve twirls her again
Jillian: That was better
Music starts to pick up
Jillian: Watch it Steve just because the music gets faster doesn't mean you have to go into a frenzy.
Steve accidently steps on her foot
Jillian: Steve! Stop dancing like you have to left feet!
Steve: Maybe I wouldn't be dancing so bad if you would stop yelling at me! It stresses me out.
A far off voice-- "So why are you two fighting"
Steve: Did you hear that?
Jillian: Yeah. Hello? Who said that?
Marco comes out of a side curtain
Marco: It was me. I asked why are you two young kids arguing.
Jillian and Steve: We aren't kids
Marco: (Chuckles) Compared to me ya'll are... (slight pause) Well?
Steve: Well what?
Marco: Why are you fighting like cats and dogs. Ya'll sure do dance nice. I just don't see the point in the arguing.
Jillian: Well uhm he's not focusing.
Steve: I am too focusing!
Marco: Now man, let the lady talk. Go on miss.
Jillian: I feel like he doesn't want to listen to me.
Marco: And what's your side lad?
Steve: She constantly yells at me.
Jillian: It's not constantly
Marco: Ah ah. Don't interrupt.
Marco: Now what is this dance for. Doesn't see like ya would pick each other fora dance like this. Any dance actually.
Steve: Our dance instructor, Alfonzo, says we're the only ones he trusts for this dance.
Jillian: You see this dance is very important because it will save this theatre. We are entering it into the competition tomorrow to win the cash prize.
Marco: Well I don't think ya'll will win.
Jillian and Steve look at each other, puzzled
Steve: Why not, sir?
Marco: Because you two don't connect.
Jillian: Alfonzo put us together because we compliment each other when we dance.
Marco: That may be true but connection can't just be physical.
Jillian: I don't think I understand?
Marco: Do you trust him (points at Steve) when he lifts you?
Jillian: I don't know, I just do.
Marco: How about you two start from the beginning, take what I said into consideration, and you'll see that I am right.
Both Steve and Jillian go to the CD player and start the music again
Steve looks over his shoulder
Steve: Mister, I doubt this'll... He's gone. Crazy guy huh?
Jillian: Maybe we should think about what he said.
Steve: (shrugs) Hmm okay.
They start dancing
Steve: Haha! Look at us go. We are doing great!
Jillian: (smiling) Yeah we are! I sure do hope we win tomorrow.
They dance for a while longer
Steve: I am getting tired -- Looks at watch -- Wow it's almost ten!
Jillian: -- Grabs dance bag-- Yeah we better get out of here.
Steve grabs CD player and they both walk out
Jillian sees the janitor on a far wall
Jillian: Hey mister! We followed your advice! It totally worked!
Steve: Totally. I'm confident we'll win tomorrow. Thanks.
Marco: Good, good. Just remember this: A rose sometimes needs its thorns to be beautiful.
Steve: Oh thanks? Well I'll see you tomorrow Jillian.
Jillian: Bye Steve. Bye mister!
FADE IN: The next day
Jillian and Steve are behind stage
Steve: Okay we are next. Ready?
Announcer voice FADES IN-- Ladies and gentlemen the next contestants are from this very theatre
Steve: Hey Jillain. I just realized I don't know the name of our song. I just know it's Track 4.
Jillian: Now that you mention it I don't know either.
FADE BACK IN to announcer-- Our next performance is a duet danced by Steve Wilson and Jillian Falet dancing to the beautiful waltz song The Thorny Rose
FADE BACK OUT
Steve: Didn't that janitor say...
Jillian: I think so. Well let's give them a show.
Steve and Jillian go hand in hand on stage