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Books: Ballet Books for girls-- FICTION

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Guest DancingQueen

There is a book called "Please Please Please" in a series called The Friendship Ring. By Rachel Vail. They are small little chapter books. It's about a girl named CJ who is a really good ballet dancer in the seventh grade and her life. Her mom is kind of controlling but sweet and its just saying how CJ isn't sure if she wants to continue with ballet because of all the things she has to give up. It's also about a typical seventh grader's life with friends and boys and other things. I'm posting in this forum because I know that this book is perfect for young dancers and I suggest you all pick up a copy. It's the most realistic book I've ever read and it's not ABOUT ballet but it does have a lot to do with it. Has anyone read it? I love it!! It's a tiny book and there is the girl on the cover with her pointe shoes on. Every young ballet dancing girl should read it! You won't regret it!

 

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"Whatever you feel, just dance it." -Charlie, Center Stage

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Guest Dancing4Me

Would this book apeal to older students as well or is it aimed at the younger students?? Thanks for the info!

 

Britt

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Guest DancingQueen

well how old are you??? well no it doesn't matter actually. I think it would be great for any dancer that can read up to the age of 18 maybe even. I mean it's a cute story and I'm 13 and i loved it!!!

 

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~*~MEAGHAN~*~

"Whatever you feel, just dance it." -Charlie, Center Stage

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Guest Dancing4Me

I'm 14 but I'm sure I would like it! Just asking for others people sakes, *laughing out loud* (are we allowed to put that now??). okie dokie!

 

Britt

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Guest allegra

IT'S good!!! For all ages.. I read it yesterday (ironic...) and I'm 15. My 12 year old sister read it too... it's good!

 

allegra

 

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Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance.

 

-Shirley Maclaine

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Victoria Leigh

Britt, certainly you are "allowed" to use LOL, and any other acronyms you wish to use! I have not banned anything, I just simply asked the young dancers to think about using more correct use of proper nouns and sentence structure, and not to abbreviate things like you and you are. Things like starting a sentence with a capital letter, using "I" instead of "i", etc. Mainly the things that make your post easier to understand when being read by our posters from other countries whose native language is not English.

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Guest Dancer_In_OK

I saw that book at a book fair, but I didn't have enough money to buy it and the poster I wanted, so I didn't get it. A few weeks later, I saw it at the library, and I checked it out. It really is good! Everybody should read it!

 

Dancer_In_OK

Mary

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Guest jmichael

Hey everyone, just wondering . . . are there any other good fictional books about ballet that you would reccomend??? I love books about ballet! Fiction or autobiographies or anything!

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Guest Nydancer86

I read this book that my mom had read...I am pretty sure it was called "granny dan" and it was about a russian dancer and how she danced from what she felt when her only family member left (granny dan) died. There is a couple of versions for different ages and different themes...but apparently they are all good!

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Guest hesterlover1

I read a really good book about a year ago that I got from the library. It had maybe 12 or so excerpts from ballet books or short stories about ballet. It also led me to find more books about ballet by reading the full books that many of the excerpts came from. I think it was called "Ballet Stories" or something simple like that, but I am not sure. Does anyone know of the book I am talking about, and what it is called or who compilied it?

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Guest jmichael

NYdancer86~ I just saw that book(Granny Dan) in the store today! I just glanced at it and noticed that it had a ballerina on the front, so I thought that I would look into it later. Thanks for the suggestion

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Guest Dancing on Sunshine

Does anyone know who writes the series "Satin Slippers"? I think thats the series. Its about a dance company in SF. I have read one book, but I was stupid enough to forget to write down the author! Thanks for your help!

 

Madeline

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Guest jmichael

Madeline~ Could you tell me more about the Satin Slippers series? It sounds really cool!

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Guest Dancing on Sunshine

jmichael: it wish I could! I read it about a year ago, and I want to read more, but I have to find the author! Someone will probably post it soon!

 

Madeline

 

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for passion." Agnes DeMille

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Perfect Performer

Thank you everybody who posted about books! I was just about to post if anybody knew of any Ballet Fiction Chapter books!! I Found this post right before I was about to post!!!

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