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"Community" Interpretive Dance (2010)

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Original Air Date:
21 January 2010 (Season 1, Episode 14)
Jeff runs in to problems when the study group and the dean discover that he's seeing a professor, while Troy and Britta discover each other's secret that they are both taking dance classes. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger

Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry

Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir

Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett

Alison Brie ... Annie Edison

Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes

Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang (credit only)

Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne

Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton

Lauren Stamile ... Professor Michelle Slater

Twink Caplan ... Madame LeClair

Bubba Dean Rambo ... Ballet Plant #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dante Henderson ... Ballet Plant #5 (uncredited)
Meisha Lee ... Ballet Plant #4 (uncredited)

Chris Moss ... Ballet Plant #2 (uncredited)

Randi Pareira ... Interpretive Dance Student (uncredited)

Keith Saltojanes ... Greendale Student (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Justin Lin 
Writing credits
Dan Harmon (created by)

Lauren Pomerantz (written by)

Liz Cackowski  story editor

Produced by
Jake Aust .... producer
Garrett Donovan .... executive producer
Gary Foster .... executive producer
Neil Goldman .... executive producer
Dan Harmon .... executive producer
Tim Hobert .... co-executive producer
Patrick Kienlen .... producer
Russ Krasnoff .... executive producer
Christine Larson-Nitzsche .... coordinating producer
Heather Petrigala .... producer
Jon Pollack .... consulting producer
Anthony Russo .... executive producer
Joe Russo .... executive producer
Sean Veder .... associate producer
Hilary Winston .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Ludwig Göransson 
Cinematography by
James Hawkinson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter B. Ellis 
Casting by
Dava Waite  (as Dava Waite Peaslee)
Production Design by
Derek R. Hill 
Set Decoration by
Denise Pizzini 
Costume Design by
Sabrina Rosen 
Makeup Department
Matt Danon .... department head hair
Pam Lljubo .... department head make-up (as Pamela Lljubo-Obrien)
Production Management
Christine Larson-Nitzsche .... unit production manager
O'Shea Read .... post supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Helfand .... first assistant director (as Mike Helfand)
Shawn Pipkin .... second second assistant director
John Tagamolila .... second assistant director
Cindy King .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert W. Joseph .... assistant art director
John Richardson .... construction coordinator
Rhonda Robinson .... property master
Kenneth Turek .... leadman (as Ken Turek)
Leslie Borchert .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Don 'Tex' Clark .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Gabriel Higgins .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ellen King .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Mark Kudra .... set dresser (uncredited)
Antonia Nunez .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Natalie Palasota .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Karen Riemenschneider .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bob West .... graphic designer (uncredited)
John Bruce Zawacki .... general foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark Binder .... sound supervisor & re-recording mixer
Josh Bower .... boom operator
Tim Cooney .... production sound mixer
Doug Mountain .... dialogue editor
Nick Shaffer .... dialogue supervisor
Kevin M. Slee .... adr background (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Stefan Bredereck .... visual effects compositor: EdenFX (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Avery .... second assistant camera
Gary S. Christie .... best boy grip (as Gary Christie)
Kirk R. Gardner .... camera operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Paul J. Giacalone .... key grip (as Paul Giacalone)
Billy Gunn .... best boy electrician
Gary Hatfield .... camera operator
Nick Infield .... first assistant camera
Richard Masino .... first assistant camera
Scott Moody .... chief lighting technician
Annie Wildmoser .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Jayme Singer .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Myles Davis .... costume supervisor
Rani Cunningham .... costumer (uncredited)
Kate Ducey .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ruthie Aslan .... assistant editor
Lenny Fohrer .... colorist
Jeff Hall .... assistant editor
Josh Mannen .... post coordinator
Location Management
David B. Lyons .... location manager
Music Department
The 88 .... main title theme by
Jason Tregoe Newman .... music editor (as Jason Newman)
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Donald R. Casella .... transportation coordinator (as Donald Casella)
Other crew
Erika Armin .... production staff
Greg Bator .... production staff
Abel Martin Charrow .... production staff (as Abel Charrow)
Petra Jorgensen .... script supervisor
Cindy King .... production staff
Timothy Kolesk .... production staff (as Tim Kolesk)
Carlos Lee .... production staff
Dan Margolis .... production staff
Beth Maurer .... production staff
Jessie Miller .... writers assistant
Mike Page .... production staff
Sona Panos .... writers assistant
Sergio C. Rodriguez .... production coordinator (as Sergio Rodriguez)
David Seger .... production staff
Terri Son .... production accountant
Tara Tyson .... production staff
Will Wallace .... production staff
Bennett Wolin .... production staff
Charles Chen .... stand-in: Ken Jeong (uncredited)
Matthew Crnich .... title designer (uncredited)
Tony Gonzalez .... choreographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Germany:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: When Annie attempts to move the study group time to 4:30 both Britta and Troy object to this change due to each of them being in a secret dance class. However, they are in different classes (which are generally at least an hour long) so the schedule change shouldn't have affected them both.See more »
Pierce Hawthorne:Culturally it's unacceptable, but it's theatrical dynamite.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Big Lebowski (1998)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
In honor of "Community"- a review of every episode. (S1;E14- "Interpretive Dance"), 4 June 2016
Author: MaximumMadness from United States

(This is the fourteenth part in an ongoing series, in which I am writing brief reviews of each and every episode of Dan Harmon's beloved cult- comedy "Community." Originally conceived as a response to NBC's cancellation of the series before it was revived for its final season on Yahoo.)

As I had indicated in previous reviews, the two episodes proceeding this were among the lesser entries of the first season... at least in my humble opinion. Not that they were bad, just that upon re- visiting them in retrospect... they didn't quite measure up to the show at it's height in season one.

On the other hand, "Interpretive Dance" is one of the best of the season. It's one of the episodes that really nails not only the outstanding humor the series is famed for, but also the complex characters, their interactions and the heart and emotion at their center.

Tje fine-tuned script by Lauren Pomerantz shines, as does the stellar direction courtesy Justin Lin, a very good filmmaker in his own right who of course went on to direct several major Hollywood films to date. Add to that amazing performances by all involved (with extra props going to the wonderful Gillian Jacobs), and you've got just a fantastic half-hour of television.

Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Troy (Donald Glover) both discover that they are secretly in dance classes, and that there's a big recital coming up... one Troy may be too embarrassed to take part in. At the same time, Jeff (Joel McHale) is revealed to be secretly dating beautiful Professor Slater. (Lauren Stamile) Upon discovering Jeff's secret fling, Britta may just begin to question if she really does have feelings for him or not, causing some tensions to rise...

I've always been open about being a fan of the Britta character. Heck, I'll go so far as to say she's actually my favorite character in the series. Which is no small feat as any fan will tell you. The entire cast and the characters they portray are all phenomenal. But I always admired and identified with Britta the most among them. Her sense of quirkiness and never quite fitting in despite trying her hardest... she always seems just a little lost, which is something I think most people feel fairly often. And I also love her passion, even when it can be occasionally misguided. So it's nice seeing her have a meaty role in this episode.

This is also a good episode for regular season-one guest Lauren Stamile to have some time to shine. She's a great deal of fun and a good foil for the mild sense of "Will they/won't they" that is subtly present regarding Jeff and Britta. A great casting choice for a great guest character.

This is definitely one of the finest of season one. And it's easily a 10 out of 10 for me. Worth re-visiting for all fans, casual or hardcore.

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