Coach announces that try-outs are coming up and that means things are going to get competitive. No one is guaranteed a spot, regardless of how long they’ve been there. The YOUTH SILVER TEAM (YST) is the place to be. YST is the team that Coach will run, and it will be the best of the best. And shockingly enough, if the fame of Abby Lee Dance Studios level of competitions, the YST will be going to the biggest national competitions out there. It’s the Ultimate Grand Supreme Star Power of Glitz of competitions. (If any of you readers watch RHONY, did you notice that Coach has a slight tendency towards Ramona’s crazy eyes when she gets intense. I call it the Adderall look, but that’s only because I speak of experience… my ex-boss got those eyes on a daily basis. Usually around 3:00pm.)
Bonnie really wants Alana on the YST. Duh. If Torrann doesn’t make the YST there will be an explosion in that gym. (Bomb threat? Or will Ann just pass out? That might sound like an explosion)… Ann reminds us that she “gives” Alisha a lot of money. I give my electric company a lot of money, but that doesn’t ensure that I get priority during power outages.
Back at the gym, a fully capable teacher is working with a group of girls, which includes Bonnie’s newbie daughter, Alana. But rather than letting the teacher do his job, Bonnie is yelling non-stop at Alana to “do it, do it, come on, DO IT” as Alana stands on the back handspring helper wedge mat (that’s the clinical term) terrified to throw her body backwards.
Alana interviews that she likes to win because it makes my mom feel good. (My mom feels good when I don’t say embarrassing things in front of her tennis friends.) But as of right now, she can’t do a back handspring, even on the wedge mat, with a spotter. She can’t do it. It’s clear that she still has that ounce of fear that keeps her from doing it. Bonnie readily admits to living through her child, and I see the similarities, as they both kinda have this out-of-it/drunkish look.
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