The Ladybirds arrive to defend their double title as National Champions; they struggle with their formations the day before the competition; Kayla worries about being able to execute her moves in the jazz section.
Todd has an altercation with one of the Ladybirds; Marissa goes behind Gabrielle's back and talks to Todd about not bringing her back next year; Chloe struggles to get her headspring up to Todd's standards, fearing she won't make the Nationals team.
The girls are in back-to-back rehearsals for Nationals during "Hell Week". Gabrielle's spot on the team is in jeopardy when she doesn't make the formation. Chloe struggles through her first "Hell Week" and has difficulties with some hip-hop tricks. With three weeks until Nationals, Todd is pushing the Ladybirds to ensure they will come out as champions again.
On senior night, the Ladybirds take on their Jazz Nationals routine. Kayla takes the center spot with a knee injury. Todd gets emotional because of his attachment to the seniors. Technical difficulties threaten the performance, causing the team to scramble and regroup.
The Ladybirds debut the first half of their hip-hop Nationals routine at a game, including a difficult new trick. Kayla and Taylor's new friendship takes a turn when Taylor hears Kayla has been talking about her behind her back. Ryleigh strives to get back into Todd's good graces after questioning his coaching.
Todd is unsure if the Ladybirds have what it takes to perform with their health doing poorly; and Kobie's status as team captain is questioned. Meanwhile, Rose worries Marissa will take her place again.
Todd pushes the rivalries on the team to test the will of his dancers; Kobie finds herself back at center; Chloe works hard to get in a challenging hip-hop routine; and Todd wonders if the Ladybirds forgot his birthday.
Todd pushes the gals to hone their performance skills with a country routine; Gabrielle sees this country number as an opportunity to get into a formation; Todd's best friend and trainer agrees to help him lose weight; Rose questions her friendship with Marissa; and an incident at the basketball game threatens the Ladybirds' performance.
Todd is forced to make a difficult decision about who holds the center position, as best friends Marissa and Rose compete for the top spot. Chloe suffers because she didn't come to practice prepared; and wannabe Gabrielle is put in her place by Marissa.
In the series premiere, Todd Sharp, coach of the University of Louisville Ladybirds dance team, is determined to repeat as national champions. With nationals 10 weeks away, Todd knows that the Ladybirds are out of shape and in need of a wakeup call, so he selects a physically-demanding routine for the upcoming men's basketball game.
Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.