Actually, the back flip didn't come off because G. pulled her back doing that exact move the day before in practice. I leaned back, she stopped to talk to me, and me not knowing that she'd done that yanked her forward.
We actually only "practiced" together TWICE before this show, and have danced together a couple of times before that.
The new shoes - well, I *had* shoes, and they broke, and I needed a new pair pronto. :P