Julie, Lucie, and Alia, along with Julie's little sister, Capucine, take classes at a local dance studio, where they study ballet, modern dance, and even hip-hop, compete with the arrogant Carla, and swoon over KT, the hip-hop teacher.
The adventures of best friends Julie, Luce, and Alia continue in the second "Dance Class" graphic novel. School is in session again and this time the girls are working on a ballet of "Romeo and Juliet." When new student Tim is cast in the role of Romeo, the three girls find themselves competing for his affections. Can they get this production on its feet without ruining their friendship? --from publisher's website.
"Julie, Lucy, and Alia are best friends who share the same passion: dance! A new year of classes has begun and this year, in addition to their regular ballet and modern dance classes, the three girls are introduced to a new style of dance--African folk! Powered by deep percussion-based music, this style is unlike anything they've ever tried before. While the girls enjoy their new art form, problems at home and in the classroom threaten to cause them...
Training ambitiously in hopes of being accepted into the National Ballet Competition in Paris, Julie, Lucy, and Alia team up against archenemy Carla while struggling to balance their dance requirements, boyfriends, and schoolwork.
"A few weeks before Christmas, Julie, Lucie, and Alia receive a letter from Prune, a friend who invites them to London, England. But it's not really for a vacation ; they're going to participate in an audition to get the leading roles in a musical. The competition will be tough, especially since their arch-rival Carla has also come to audition."--Cover [p. 4].
When their dance teacher gets sick just as Julie, Lucie, and Alia's dance class is accepted into a national competition, Lucie steps up to choreograph a ballet for the competition, but the girls split into two groups when Carla decides she will choregraph a number, too.
When the dance class adapts "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" into a ballet, complications quickly arise, including incorporating the lower school students into the performance and Carla possibly playing the lead.