'Breaking Pointe': Allison DeBona brings up 'the gay thing'

Football and hockey players have deserved macho reputations, but for pure grit, try being a ballet dancer.Mock if you must, but The CW's "Breaking Pointe," now in its second season on Mondays, proves how much athleticism and determination it takes.The reality show follows Ballet West, a nationally celebrated company in Salt Lake City. As the announcer says, the dancers "train more hours than Olympic athletes and suffer shocking injuries."Like most reality shows, this squanders time on the inflamed drama of relationships, gossip and sniping. It's so much better when it concentrates on the dancers working.Artistic Director Adam Sklute tells Zap2it he hopes the show reveals "how complicated and challenging our lives are, and they have a greater respect for what dancers go through, the trials and tribulations of our lives. I like breaking down that wall."The mistake we make is we spend all of our lives trying to make everything look effortless," Sklute continues. "I...



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