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Dancing Books by Julia, Teen Blogger


I love books with any dancing or dancers mentioned in them. I've been dancing since I was 3 and I love it. It's taught me many things and it's one of my biggest stress relievers! I find absolutely anything about dance fascinating. There are so many different styles and types of dance out there, it's impossible to learn them all. But I at least like to know of them. I guess that's why I love books and movies with dancing (and good music).

Here are some of my favourite books that have a little bit of dance. Take a look at these and enjoy the music, dancing, and writing!

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Entwined by Heather Dixon - book coverThis was such an enchanting story. The author made this story balance on the thin line between dark madness and purity. I loved every last drop of it, and all of the classic ballroom dancing in it made me want to dance.

"Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest
." ~Goodreads.com

Bunheads by Sophie Flack- book cover

Bunheads by Sophie Flack

I saw this book at the library, and though I haven't read it yet, I've heard many, many good things about it.

"As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships. Up until now, Hannah has happily devoted her entire life to ballet. But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah's universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete against the other "bunheads" in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world. Does she dare give up the gilded confines of the ballet for the freedoms of everyday life?" ~ Goodreads.com 


A Time For Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin

A Time For dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin- book coverThis was one of the greatest books I have ever read in my life. It had meaning to it and it wasn't just made up. This happens to real people.

"Samantha and Juliana. Sam and Jules -they've been best friends forever. Now, in the summer before their senior year, they're ready for whatever’s coming.  College?  Professional dance careers?  They'll share the triumphs and face the tears together. But neither of them are prepared for what does happen next. Jules is diagnosed with cancer. And there is no cure. The novel is beautifully composed, with dialogue that never falters, characters who are fully realized, and plotting to make readers turn the pages through their tears." ~ Kirkus Reviews. 


Cape Town by Brenda HammondCape Town by Brenda Hammond - book cover

This book is about a girl who convinces her parents to let her study ballet. It's very well written. I'm currently reading it for my Battle of the Books team!

"In 1989, South Africa is on the brink of dramatic change. Oblivious and unaffected, Renee Pretorius, daughter of strict Afrikaans parents, leaves her beloved Karoo farm in order to pursue her dream to study ballet at the University of Cape Town. Cape Town tells of Renee's journey of awakening in strife-torn South Africa's mother city in the year before Mandela's release. It conveys the atmosphere and climate, both political and social, of an extraordinary era" ~ Goodreads.com


If you're somone like me who wants to read books with dancing in them (or even if you're not), these are some really good titles to try.

Enjoy and have a nice day!


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