Then three new people arrive in Stephanie's life: Anna, the pale, elegant young Russian girl who steals the lead in Sleeping Beauty; Vance, the arrogant, unmotivated, but phenomenally talented dancer who will take the role of the Prince; and Vance's Aunt Winnie, a strikingly beautiful older woman who once danced for Arthur Mitchell, founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Thanks to Miss Winnie, Stephanie finds new courage to pursue the dream that many have told her is impossible: a future for herself as a professional dancer. Soon a small part of that dream is reserved for Vance, too, when Miss Winnie choreographs a pas de deux for them to learn together.
Ballet lovers will find themselves spellbound by this psychologically taut, believable story of a young black ballerina and the dancing that feeds her soul.
Level 4.7, 8 Points
|Grouped Work ID||753726f1-e29c-70a7-8bc0-648322a301c6|
|Grouping Author||hewett lorri|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-19 03:13:48AM|
|available_at_mcvsd||SD51 Orchard Mesa Middle School|
|detailed_location_mcvsd||SD51 Orchard Mesa Fic|
|display_description||Sixteen-year-old Stephanie struggles to perfect her ballet dancing as her classes are complicated by the introduction of a new male dancer.|
|owning_library_mcvsd||Mesa County Valley School Dist. 51|
|owning_location_mcvsd||SD51 Orchard Mesa Middle School|
|subject_facet||African Americans -- Juvenile fiction|
Ballet dancing -- Juvenile fiction
|title_full||Dancer / Lorri Hewett|