When she receives a call-back from the amazing Birchwood School for Dance, thirteen-year-old Keisha is over the moon. She’s one pirouette closer to becoming a superstar ballerina!
But getting a place at Birchwood would mean moving schools and leaving behind her BFFs – and the swoon-worthy Joel Daley-Clarke. Until she knows the outcome, Keisha must keep the biggest news of her life a secret from her best friends. Can she hold it together, or will her dance dreams turn into a nightmare?
Dance Dreams is published by Tamarind Books and is out on 7 February 2013.
Following your Dreams… If there is a message in Dance Dreams, it is that we should never let anyone tell us that we can’t be what we want to be – or do what we want to do. No one knows what the future holds. We may have gifts and talents that we are aware of now, but there may be many more inside us, just waiting to be expressed and developed. Rather than vaguely wishing to be rich or famous – or even to help people and save the world – I think the key to following our dreams is to discover our passions. Do you love music or animals or languages or science – or something else? I believe that to make our dreams come true, sometimes we need to take chances. We need to learn from our mistakes. We need to enjoy the journey. If we fall down, we need to get back up. We need to keep an open mind – and change it if we want to. We need to be bold! So, over to you – what is your dream?
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