One year later, after coming back from a ballet camp, Cassie, Sydney, and Carrie want to be friends with Julia after seeing Julia at the recital that was held at the ballet camp. Julia was hesitant because of the past, but said yes because she knew that Callie, Meghan, and Tracy used to be friends with them.
During the middle of October, there was an audition for the Nutcracker. Julia, Cassie, Sydney and Callie all tried out for the audition. When it was Julia's turn, she tripped on her foot during the turning sequence for the snowflake scene. The next day, Julia, Cassie, Sydney, and Callie came back to the theater to see who got in to the show, Cassie, Callie, and Sydney got into the show, but Julia did not.
After finding out that she did not get into the show, she ran straight home and cried on her bed. Callie, Cassie and Sydney came over, she told them that she wanted to quit. They told her that with lots of practice, hard work, and commitment, she could definitely become Clara in the next showing for next year. Julia decided not to quit, and to work harder than ever.