Gotta Kick it Up
It's the beginning of a new school year at Marshall Middle School, but for one group of girls, it feels more like the end: the dance team coach has retired, with no replacement in sight. But Ms. Bartlett, the new biology teacher, has studied dance and accepts the role. After their first competition is a disaster, the team buckles down and greatly improves. But when the girls enter another competition—without school or parental permission—they risk losing their coach. The girls must cope with troubled relationships, failing grades, low self-esteem and a lack of funds but their new "Sí, se puede" attitude pulls them through to the finals.