Harper must negotiate pre-teen challenges, like making new friends, while earning her place on a competitive dance team. But it is her face She has something to say with her performances, whether in a music video for Sia or in a solo at nationals. Her technique is lovely, especially for a year-old. She has stretched knees, pointed feet, and arms that float on clouds, her fingers perfectly placed. But still more important is her virtuosity, her connection with the public.
She tells a narrative that resonates with the viewer, whether portraying a scorned lover or a werewolf. This maturity is astounding for a preteen — she just gets it. She's meant to perform, meant to communicate with people.
She has defied the odds of Generation Z's competitive, egocentric mentality to make her career about the work, not the celebrity. Ally is so confident she'll win the bet, that she gives him the catalog and directions to the jewelry store, only to find that Shelby has broken yet another violin. Dez shoots another scene for Trish's video book report, but it contains her sitting on a block of ice with her "baby" behind a fake arctic backdrop with fake snow being tossed at her.
Trish goes out of character and becomes frustrated at Dez for making her sit on that ice block for an unnecessarily long time. When they stop the film, she tries to talk him into letting her perform a scene that's less grueling, and he offers to place her in a desert setting, where he threatens to cover her in live tarantulas, which in reality was an attempt to get the perfect scream. Though Shelby improves somewhat, she's still horrible.
While Austin is showing off some new dance moves for a future performance on Friends and Family Night, Shelby mimics those dance moves, behind their backs. Violet comes in to pick her up from her lesson and uses the time to show an old video of her impressing a crowd at Carnegie Hall when she was only three years old. Discouraged by the comparison between her and her sister, Shelby gives up her lessons. Up in the practice room, Ally is working on a song. When Austin walks in, she tells him she's still in the process of trying to prepare his enormous pancake.
Austin claims that he thought she'd be able to teach Shelby to play despite all the difficulties. In spite of her inevitable loss of the bet, Austin gets Ally the necklace she wanted anyhow, which contains a token with a sun and moon on it for their last names Moon and Dawson.
Together we can go fart. Together we can go farther than the moon. Trish is about to find the truth about Dez's version of her book report. The pop-star and songwriter leave the practice room to find Trish still dressed in that ridiculous 19th Century costume hanging from a rope, swinging around in a circle. After they get her down, Trish reveals that she was dressed that way as part of a scene from her book report.
However, Ally reveals that none of the scenes Dez made her perform in have anything to do with the book, shocking Trish, as she didn't bother to actually read it. Austin, on the other hand, is impressed with Dez's irrelevant details. They try to talk her into taking up lessons with some other musical instrument, and as they discuss which instrument she might be interested in trying other than the violin, she gets up on stage and dances casually.
Ally discovers her ability and they find out dancing is her true talent. Austin tries to examine her ability and finds out she's actually better at dancing than him. When Dez is preparing her for another presumed scene for the book report containing a mudslide, Trish takes the bucket of mud meant for her, and dumps it on his head instead, then pours cereal on him claiming it was during a part of the book taking place in a cereal factory, and finally tops it off with a bottle of milk.
Dez realizes Trish found out his movie has nothing to do with the book and explains he embellished the plot because he believed the original book was boring. Having read the book last night though, Trish was impressed by the storyline and decides that she's actually going to do a real book report after all. After Trish leaves, Dez calls over a handsome young boy dressed as a sailor and reveals that he has to drop him from the film.
Her dance routine beings with her pretending to play the violin and using it as a prop, to a background recording of " Finally Me.
When Shelby is done, Violet maintains her belief that she's the most talented member of the family, but is genuinely impressed with her younger sister's dancing.
Shelby thanks Team Austin for her lessons, and invites Austin for another run around the store, but Austin is too exhausted to join her. Dez offers to take his place instead. Dez then reveals he showed his video of Trish to his film class, and tells her that they want her to star in a movie called "Attack of the Shark-nocerous," an offer that Trish promptly declines until he reveals that she will play the monster in his movie. Memorable Quotes Shelby: Where do you keep the violin glue?
Austin: Wow, that was amazing. Are you here to sign up for lessons? Ally: I hope not, she's way better than me. Violet: I know. I'm way better than most people. There's nothing you can teach me. Ally: I could teach you honesty. Violet: I don't mean to brag, but I'm actually better at modesty than most people do. Austin: [scoffs] So, why are you here? Violet: You'll going to be teaching my sister, Shelby. I'm just dropping off and setting the bar impossibly high.
Good luck sis. Shelby: Bye, Violet. Austin: Hey Shelby, if your sister's that good, you must be pretty good too. Shelby: Nope. Austin: I'm sure you got some understanding of how to play.
Austin: Have you ever picked up a violin?I'm way better than most people. Up in the practice room, Ally is working on float on clouds, her fingers perfectly placed. Ally nods Dodge exploding hockey pucks. She has stretched knees, pointed feet, and arms that.
Together we can go fart. She has something to say with her performances, whether in a music video for Sia or in a solo at nationals. Your teacher didn't give you a chance. Trish is about to find the truth about Dez's version of her book report.
Dez realizes Trish found out his movie has nothing to do with the book and explains he embellished the plot because he believed the original book was boring.
Ally: Yeah, you have the book right here. Shelby and the violin Ally discovers her ability and they find out dancing is her true talent. He gives her a giant sausage wrapped in a blanket to be used as a fake baby and claims to be recreating a chapter from the book where villages are throwing onions at her at the end of the Civil War.