Joss Tries Out for the Cheer Team | Meet Joss Kendrick Stop Motion Ep. 2 | American Girl

Joss Tries Out for the Cheer Team | Meet Joss Kendrick Stop Motion Ep. 2 | American Girl

(upbeat music)
(van motor rumbling) – You nervous about your
first cheer practice? – No way, it’s just cheer,
how hard could it be? – Probably harder than you think. – Okay, maybe I’m a little nervous. I’ve never done anything like this before. But I know that cheering
on a bunch of boys just isn’t for me. I’m just doing cheer to
win the bet so that Dylan will film me and Sophia
for the surf video contest. – Hm. Did I ever tell you how I started surfing? – No, just that you started
when you were little. – I wasn’t that little, only a bit younger than you. And believe it or not, I used
to think surfing was lame. – Really? But you love surfing. – Well, I love surfing now. But back then I was so
scared of wiping out that I decided I didn’t like surfing before I even tried it. – So, you think I’m deciding I don’t like cheer before I try it? – (chuckles) If the flip flop fits. Look, I’m just saying, keep an open mind when trying new things. Because an open mind is like a wave, you never know where it may take you. (gentle music)
(seagulls crying) – Hm, thanks for the ride, Liam. And for the advice. – Anytime. Good luck! (van motor rumbling) (sigh) (upbeat electronic music) (team chattering) – I hope they don’t expect us to do that. – Uh, me too. I’d like to keep my front
teeth, thank you very much. – Sorry, what was that? I’m hard of hearing. – Oh, I said I’d rather
keep my front teeth. (Joss giggles) I’m Brooklyn. – I’m Joss. – Oh, what’s that? – It’s a microphone to
help me hear the coach. If she speaks into it,
her voice goes directly to my hearing aide and I can
hear everything she says. – Oh, wow! Do you know sign language? – Sure do! – That’s so cool, I don’t
know any other languages. Hey, do you want me to give the microphone to Coach Kara for you? – Sure, thanks! (gentle music) (cheer team chattering) – Okay, hustle up, everyone. First off, we need to welcome
our potential new teammates. – [Teammate] Oh, hi!
(teammates chattering) – [Teammate] So good to see you. – [Teammate] Third year in a row. – We’re gonna start out
with tumbling today, to see everyone’s skill level. Joss Kendrick, welcome. Can you show us a back walkover? (dramatic music) (Joss exhaling) – Uh, ooh, whoa! – [Coach Kara] That’s okay, we’re
all here to get better. Brooklyn, you’re up next. (Joss sighs) – I thought surf girls were
supposed to have strong arms but yours are super wobbly. – Whatever, Mila, I’m just
doing this to win a bet. (team gasps) – [Coach Kara] Settle down, ladies. Let’s move on to dancing. We’ll start with a basic two-step move. Follow along, ladies! Move when I move, cheer
is about precision. One, two, three, four.
– [Team] Oh! – Oops! Um, sorry. – Don’t worry about it. – [Coach Kara] Joss, try to follow my count, okay? One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Uh huh, that’s it! You got it, now let’s add music! (upbeat dance music)
♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ – What’s wrong, Joss? You had it a second ago. – I can’t hear the count for
the steps over the music. ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ ♪ One, two, three, four ♪ (gentle guitar music)
(waves crashing) – So, was cheer practice the worst? – I just felt like I didn’t belong, like I was som newbie out
surfing for the first time. – That’s because you
belong out in the water. – Totes. I just wanna give up on this
stupid bet and hit the waves. – Tina Hart would never
give up on a challenge and neither should you. (giggles) Although I bet Tina Hart
was never a cheerleader. (laughs) I mean, can you imagine her with pom poms on a surfboard? (upbeat rock music) (laughing) – Actually, the cheer teams at Reina’s Gym don’t use pom-poms at all. – Then what do they do? – Well, yesterday I worked on dance moves. Man, these dance moves are so hard! And that snob, Mila, was being so judgy. I have to do the exact same moves at the exact same time as everybody else, and I can’t make it up as I
go, like I do with surfing. Also, I’m about as graceful
as Murph in a tutu. (Murph barking)
(girls laughing) – Well, you’re in luck
because I’m a great dancer. Come on, let’s practice. (upbeat pop music) Smile and try to look confident. – But I don’t feel confident. – That’s why you have to
fake it ’til you feel it! (upbeat pop music) (Murph barking) (team chattering) – Oh, I’m so nervous! – I’m just relieved that we
get to try out as a group. That way no one will
be staring at just me. – All right, ladies, let’s get started! (deep breath) – Fake it ’til you feel it. (upbeat dance music) (team cheering)
– [Teammate] Great job, Joss! – [Teammate] Yeah, go, Joss! – You did all right, surfer girl, but that doesn’t mean
you’ll make the team. – Don’t listen to her,
you did great, Joss. And if you stick with cheer, you’ll become an even stronger surfer. – What do you mean? – Well, surfing has all
the same skills as cheer. Flexibility… Strength… Balance… Those are all things we
work on here at the gym. – I guess you’re right. I never thought of it that way. – Whoa, your jumps on the
trampoline were so cool! – Thanks, the trampoline is
actually the perfect place to practice the frontside air. – What’s a frontside air? Is that a cheer move? – It’s a surf move, that’s
the trick I’m going to use to win the surf video contest. And on the trampoline, I
can focus on my technique without worrying about wiping out. – Well, if you keep practicing with us, then I bet you’ll be able to pull off the frontside air in no time. And you’ll get better at cheer too. – I’m just here to win Dylan’s bet so he’ll film our video
for the surf contest. I’m not actually gonna
join the cheer team. – Oh, I just thought that… nevermind. I hope you win your bet. See you later, Joss. – [Joss] Ugh! The results still aren’t up! – [Sophia] Try refreshing again! I hope you made it so you
can show those bow-wearing back flippers that surf
girls can do anything! – You know, some of the girls
are actually pretty nice. Reina helped me out a lot
and Brooklyn was cool. But I think I might
have hurt her feelings. (website alert) – OMG, the results are up! – I can’t look, just tell me if I made it. – I don’t see your name… Wait, there you are, Joss
Kendrick! You made it! (gasp) – I did it! I can’t believe it! Let’s call Dylan right
now, I wanna see his face when we tell him that. (electronic chimes)
– What up, Joss? Calling to beg me to do the video even though you didn’t
make the cheer team? – No, actually, we’re calling to say that you better get your camera
ready because Joss did it! – No way! – Yep, I made the team and now
you have to shoot the video. A deal’s a deal. – Fine, I guess I can work
you guys into my schedule. Later!
(electronic chimes) – Now you can email the coach and tell her you won’t
be joining the team. – Yeah, totally.
(cell phone buzzing) – I’ve gotta get back to my mom’s shop but I’m excited to have
my surf sister back. See you tomorrow! (gentle music)
(Joss sighs) (Murph panting)
– I guess I should write that email to Coach Kara now. (clears throat) “Dear Coach Kara, “thank you for giving me a
chance to try out for cheer. “I decided not to join but it
was a really good experience.” (Murph growls) Don’t give my that look, Murph. I know I should just send
it, but I don’t want to. Maybe it’s because Coach Kara was so nice or because I actually might
have made friends with Brooklyn. Maybe Reina’s right, maybe cheer could help me with my surf tricks. (Murph barks) All right, all right, one quick change. “Dear Coach Kara, thank
you for giving me a chance “to try out for cheer. “I can’t wait to join the team. “It will be a really good experience.” (Murph barking) (keyboard clicks)
(air whooshing) (upbeat dance music) – Hi, guys, my name is Chelsea and today we’ll be
learning how to say “dance” in sign language, since Joss
tried her best at dancing. Here’s the sign. Let’s try that again. That’s how you sign “dance,”
thanks for watching!

Antonio Breitenberg

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