In the living room, Frida is working on a dress for Carlota. When Frida says that she can't wait for Carlota to do baile folklorico, Ronnie Anne, who was passing by on skateboard being pulled by Lalo, asks Frida what that is. Frida explains that baile folklorico is a traditional Mexican dance, and it's family tradition for her and someone else to do the dance with her. When Rosa passes by with a plate of food, Lalo, attracted by the smell, runs to get it, unknowingly bumping into Carlota, making her fall over. When Carlota tries to get up, she discovers that she broke her elbow, and declares that she can't dance. When Frida breaks down, saying that she'll have to break tradition, Ronnie Anne, feeling guilty, says that she can dance (as she wants to learn about family tradition), much to Frida's joy.
Sometime later, Frida trains Ronnie Anne to become a dancer. However, Frida's methods of teaching are unorthodox and give Ronnie Anne more pain than experience, such as:
When the day ends, Ronnie Anne, exhausted with all the training, bemoans why she put herself in this situation. Suddenly, Frida enters and says that in order to build strength, she must wear bricks on her feet. While walking with her weighed down feet, Ronnie Anne hears music coming from Carlota's room, and discovers that Carlota isn't hurt at all. Carlota says that she faked getting hurt so she wouldn't have to dance, finding Frida's methods grueling. Seeing how they both want to get out of dancing, Carlota suggests that Ronnie Anne fake an injury as well.
Under the guise of making food, Carlota "runs over" Ronnie Anne's foot with the cart, and Ronnie Anne states that she can't dance with a hurt foot, but manages to trick Maria into being Frida's new dancer. However, as Ronnie Anne and Carlota enjoy the spoils of being "injured", Maria enters with a cast on her leg and with crutches, saying she broke her knee. With no one else able to join her, Frida sadly declares that she has to break tradition and forfeit the baile folklorico dance. Feeling bad for lying to her, Ronnie Anne and Carlota confess that they faked their injuries so they wouldn't have to dance, saying they found her methods of teaching painful. Realizing she went overboard, Frida apologizes as well, and Ronnie Anne and Carlota state that they can still participate, saying that the showcase hasn't started yet.
When nighttime comes, Frida, Ronnie Anne and Carlota do the baile folklorico at the Chavez University. As the Casagrandes watch in the audience, Rosa notices that Maria is gone. Suddenly, Maria appears on stage in a baile folklorico dress, revealing that she too had faked her injury, but wanted to join out of fun.
Smarty Pants Challenge
During the initial airing of this episode, the viewers had the chance to answer trivia questions related to the episode with the Nickelodeon Screens Up app or on Nickplay.com for a chance to see their name on screen.
This episode is available on the "The Complete First Season" DVD.
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