This whimsical tale of discovery is so full of joy and wonder.
—Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Artistic Director
Another wonderful journey into the imagination with Ballerina Konora, perfect for young dancers everywhere!
Cheerful and heartwarming, this movement adventure will inspire creative expression through imagination.
—Mary Lanni, Librarian
...whimsical storytelling and interactive play to fully engage the reader.
—Garrett Anderson, Ballet Idaho Artistic Director/Father of Three Lively Boys
...a bilingual presentation presented in two languages ... its counterpart in movement and exercise.
—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
...a story young readers will return to again and again.
An innovative use of dance and storytelling for a fun, child-focused activity.
Each Dance-It-Out! book is an independent story ready for the imagination stage. Every book has its own unique feel: different sets, costumes, and choreography—just like a new dance performance. (Suggested Order)
• Eka and the Elephants tells what happens when Eka's family plants a garden and Eka worries animals may destroy their hard work.
• Dayana, Dax, and the Dancing Dragon featuring sibling love and dragon encounters. (Duplicate Story: Danny, Denny, and the Dancing Dragon)
• Brielle’s Birthday Ball is a beautiful was-it-all-just-a-dream adventure packed with movement concepts and subtle life lessons. (original story by Grandma)
• Belluna's Big Adventure in the Sky is a quirky celebration of individuality. When Belluna gets swept up by a storm, will she ever make it home again?
• Joey Finds His Jump! is a story of friendship and jumping jubilance.
• Mira Monkey’s Magic Mirror Adventure is the first of a trilogy of fairy mischief. Mira enjoys the carnival until crazy things happen. Fairies delight and add a secondary movement challenge.
• Princess Naomi Helps a Unicorn includes sibling squabbles, a horse, a snake, and joyful reunions. Gallops, leaps, and muscle activation are just a few of the movement themes.
• Sadoni Squirrel: Superhero tells the story of how one little critter with superpowers found her sidekick.
• Petunia Perks Up is a relaxing story of meditation and gentle movement. Petunia lets elements of her day spark her imagination, and she finds a peaceful calm. (Movements are simple, but readers may better-engage with an active story as series introduction.)
• Sora Searches for a Song is one little cricket's gorgeous imagination journey. Ages 5-8
• The Grumpy Goat recounts the hilarious antics that occur when Aspen and Sycamore convince Mama and Mee to get a goat to handle their blackberry bushes.
• Freya, Fynn, and the Fantastic Flute features friendly ghosts, bats, and zombies. Will Fynn and Freya manage to tame the creatures? (collaboration with author/choreographer Marjorie Thompson)
• Frankie's Wish: Wander in the Wonder is a magical adventure to make a special wish. (collaboration with author/choreographer Eva Stone)
• The Cat with the Crooked Tail highlights the value of practice, friendship, and a good attitude. Merida Brown thinks her tail hinders her abilities. With help from a friend, she proves herself wrong. (Kids might ask for props or want to set up an obstacle course.)
• Danika’s Dancing Day focuses on ballet. Danika creates a performance out of chores, playing outside, and even her dreams. Ballet words are mentioned often; non-dancers may want to start with a different story and build up to this one.
• Daryl and the Dancing Dolls follows Daryl as an ordinary life takes an unexpected turn.
• Ella's Dance Debut features heavy ballet throughout a touching understudy's story. Ashton (nonbinary) and Ella (she) make a great team, but will Ella ever get back on stage? [Inspired by Ashton Edwards]. Ages 6-9
• Andi's Valentine Tree is a story of a special tree that offers solace for Andi, a dancer and victim of unkindness.
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