Everyone knows that Whitney Thore goes hard for her girls!

The star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life takes pride in her dancing skills — and they’re being put to the test in an upcoming dance-off where her Big Girl Dance Class goes up against a rival school! But in a sneak peek for this week’s episode provided exclusively to Life & Style, Whitney is faced with the difficult decision of letting some of her girls go for the sake of crushing the competition.

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She enlisted the help of choreographer Jenzi to give her BGDC girls an edge against the twerk-tastic Trophy Wife Fitness team, but her students quickly grew frustrated with Jenzi and her difficult style of dancing. When a few of the girls started complaining, she threatened to start pulling out dancers who couldn’t keep up with the new moves — and just the thought of having to cut one of her girls brought Whitney to tears.

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“This is why I didn’t want to do the battle anyway,” Whitney told Jenzi. “It’s gonna break my f–king heart to see these girls get demoralized and think that they can’t be part of it.”

Be sure to catch this week’s episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, airing on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.

Scroll through the gallery below to see all the times Whitney showed off her body on Instagram!