13. Fifth Grade Dance Competition (2)
After selecting Carl as her partner, Jenny needed
start planning for the dance competition at her
. The competition started in two months. Jenny was
that Carl was not a great dancer. She
to dedicate some time in helping him improve
skill. On the first few days of preparation,
had planned out their dance routine, with the
of her teacher. They were going to be
to "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.
spent the first two weeks memorizing their steps
cues to their dance. Carl was pretty clumsy
first. He eventually got the hang of it.
spent the rest of the time perfecting their
. The day of the competition was almost near.
and Carl were beginning to get nervous. They
going up against nine other pairs from the
The day of the competition arrived. Carl
not become a great dancer, but had definitely
since he began. Since Jenny won last year's
, she was to perform with Carl last. The
that were performing this year were better dancers
to last year's competition. As each pair took
stage one by one, Jenny grew more anxious.
noticed this from Jenny and told her, "It'll
okay, Jenny. You are great, and I'm sure
'll win." Jenny felt better after hearing Carl's words.
, it was their turn to perform. They walked
stage and began to dance as soon as
song started to play.
They were off to
great start. Jenny's class was there cheering them
. The crowd began cheering them on as well.
, Jenny tripped and fell. The crowd was shocked.
managed to get Jenny back up on time
their big finale. Jenny was upset because of
fall. After their performance, the judges tallied up
scores and were ready to announce the winner.
and Carl won, but it was a close
. If it wasn't for Jenny's talent and Carl's
thinking to keep the routine going, they wouldn't
won. They were both awarded with a trophy
medals. Jenny and Carl were full of cheer.