In Lynn Slaughter’s While I Danced, Cassandra and Rachel have been best friends since fourth grade, and taking ballet lessons together just as long. But life seemed simpler before high school—especially before boyfriends. When both get accepted into the Boston City Ballet’s prestigious summer program, Cassandra couldn’t be more excited. Rachel, however, starts acting strange, and it’s only a matter of time before Cassandra finds out why. To make matters worse, Cassandra’s dad doesn’t support her passion for dance and won’t ever discuss her absent mother. Will the secrets Cassandra discovers before heading to Boston get in the way of a successful summer? We’re giving away four copies of While I Danced. Click here to enter.
Want a leotard that expresses your personality and flatters your figure? You can have it all with Elevé Dancewear’s custom leotard designs. With over 50 leotard templates to choose from—and additional options like lining, fabric and strap style—you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Perfect for jazz, modern and lyrical, Twyla totalSTRETCH™ Canvas Pleated Half Sole Slippers from Angelo Luzio will help you turn while still giving you all the benefits of dancing barefoot. Plus, the adjustable, silicone-backed straps won’t slip off your heel and the slippers are machine washable. No more stinky shoes!
Aspiring ballerina Marta, heroine of the new novel 84 Ribbons, by Paddy Eger, has been saving the ribbons from her pointe shoes since her first pair. “When I collect eighty-four ribbons, I’ll be ready for my first professional solo,” she predicts. But she never dreamed how difficult that goal would become. After moving to Billings, MT, to join a ballet company in the late 1950s, Marta suffers through miscommunications, loneliness, weight struggles and an injury that threatens her career. Will she be able to collect her ribbons—or even dance at all—by the end of the season? We’re giving away 10 copies of 84 Ribbons with matching bookmarks. Click here to enter.