An introduction to ballet, discussing its history, costumes, steps, performances, and other aspects.
Surveys all forms of dance throughout the world, discussing its cultural and social significance, costume, history, and noted dancers and choreographers.
"This book will help you discover the dancer within you -- whether you want to dance onstage or just be comfortable boogying in your room. You'll find tips for getting over nerves and learn how to become your own choreographer. Most of all, you'll see how dancing can make you stronger, happier, and more confident!"--P.  of cover.
Drama ensues for the Dancing Divas, a team of eight- to twelve-year-old girls who live to dance, as they rehearse in the studio and travel all around competing for titles.
The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New York City Ballet.