Dancing On The Inside by Glen C. StrathyDancing On The Inside by Glen C. Strathy

Dancing On The Inside

byGlen C. Strathy

Paperback | July 6, 2011

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Ever since her grandparents gave her a DVD of "Swan Lake," twelve-year old Jenny Spark has wanted to be a dancer. But on her first day of ballet class, she suffers a panic attack and makes ahorrifying discovery. She's terrified of dancing in front of the other kids, and as for actually performing for an audience? Forget it.

Yet Jenny refuses to give up her dream. With determination and a little ingenuity, she finds ways to observe ballet classes without actuallyparticipating. She trains in the safety of her room, while hiding the truth from her parents. Then Jenny meets her exact opposite: Ara Reyes, an outgoing, spontaneous, and accident-prone girl who loves dancing but has always been overlooked.

The girls' friendship blossoms as they help each other uncover their real talents. Ara's dancing takes a leap forward and Jenny discovers she has an amazing gift for choreography. With the support of the school's newest teacher, Jenny's original balletmight just make it on stage ... but will she?

Charming and inspiring, "Dancing on the Inside" shows how pursuing our passions can often lead to wonderful and unexpected results.

Title:Dancing On The InsideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 6, 2011Publisher:iuniverse.comLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1462018718

ISBN - 13:9781462018710


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ballerinas review A lovely story of a young girl who is struggling to let her inner colors shine. It captures your heart and is a must for all inspiring ballerinas everywhere!
Date published: 2011-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! Dancing on the Inside is an entertaining, inspirational page-turner that will have readers cheering for Jenny and Ara and feeling motivated to pursue their own dreams. The story is so engaging that I couldn't put it down and eagerly read through the book in one sitting. I highly recommend Dancing on the Inside.
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What Readers Have Said About This Book “...perfect for any little girl who dreams of learning to dance, especially if she is too shy to do it.” - lostinalibrary at Librarything "...The journey Strathy takes readers on as Jenny finds friendship, along with her real talent, and learns how to make her own dreams come true, is emotionally gripping, and the ballet world the author takes readers into is authentic and exciting enough to make even more girls decide that, perhaps, some form of dance is for them. Highly Recommended." - Jocelyn Reekie, CM Magazine “... a story that is enchanting, fast paced and definitely inspiring." - Fran Lewis, BookPleasures.com “...sends an encouraging message to anyone aspiring in the arts. In spite of Jenny's ongoing fear of being seen dancing, she manages to find a creative solution to do what she really loves.” - Kelsey Paige at Goodreads.com "... one of the most endearing books I have read in a while." - RitaReviews.blogspot.com "An excellent story for the young girl reader." - awolfe at LibraryThing.com “This will be not only one of my favourite stories to re-read, but one that I will read to my daughters, too, because it is just the type of story to motivate them and get their own dreams flying.” - The Shibby at www.amazon.com “...a nice story of friendship and the importance of finding a way to overcome your fears and finding a way to do what you love.” - Rebecca at amazon.com “I loved this book and wished it could have lasted longer. I grew up taking ballet lessons as a child, and from the very beginning of the book, I immediately identified with the main character, Jenny.” - SaritaD at Librarything.com “[Dancing on the Inside] ... makes us value ourselves more, treasure friendships, to see the shimmer in ourselves instead of our flaws, to be brave enough to pursue our dreams, instead of being afraid to try and fail” - Avry15 at Librarything.com “Jenny is such a beautiful, lovable character. Great book!” - coffeenut1992 on Librarything “This book is fantastic for tweens, teens, or the teen at heart, especially if they have a love of the arts!” - Tillie Nutter at www.anuttierlife.com “What a delightful read! Dancing on the Inside is a stirring story about a young girl's journey through ballet school and what she discovers about dance, herself and how dreams really can come true.” - Peggy Hooke, Etobicoke, Ontario
Date published: 2011-10-06