We'll Donate a Dance-It-Out Set to Most Schools and Non-Profits
Simply email the details: Let us know your name, organization, event date, and address, plus whether you'd like us to ship the books to you pre-event or send directly to the winner post-event.
Throughout the Dance-It-Out! 18-book series, Ballerina Konora helps readers connect with movement and focus the breath in quirky tales by an award-winning dance teacher, turned award-winning author, and her ballerina daughter.
Each Dance-It-Out! story is an interactive kids’ storytelling adventure to excite movement, joy, and imagination. The movement journeys are ideal kids ages 4-7. The full collection (out Spring 2022) features both male/female/nonbinary and diverse characters.
With kind characters, subtle life lessons, and a positive role model in Ballerina Konora, teachers love the kid-approved, ready-made, easy additions to curriculum and lesson planning.
At this time, we offer a donated nine-book paperback set valued at $75.
For local Seattle organizations, we happily include swag including two bags, pen, stickers, bookmarks, and a journal, bringing the total to $100.
Each Dance-It-Out! book is an independent story ready for the imagination stage. Every book has it's own unique feel: different sets, costumes, and choreography—just like a new dance performance.
• Brielle’s Birthday Ball is a beautiful was-it-all-just-a-dream adventure packed with movement concepts and subtle life lessons.
• Mira Monkey’s Magic Mirror Adventure is Book One 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.
• 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.
• Danny, Denny, and the Dancing Dragon features Danny and his new baby brother. While Danny enjoys ballet, the story movements are mostly about interactions with Kadessa the dragon.
• 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.)
• The Cat with the Crooked Tail highlights the value of practice, friendship, and a good attitude. Merida Brown, the feline heroine, 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.)
• Freya, Fynn, and the Fantastic Flute (October) features friendly ghosts, bats, and zombies. Will Fynn and Freya manage to tame the creatures?
• 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.
• Sadoni Squirrel: Superhero tells the story of how one little critter with superpowers found her sidekick.
• Andi's Valentine Tree is a story of a special tree that offers solace for Andi, a dancer and victim of unkindness.
• Mira and Marvin's Magic Mirror Mischief (Mira Book 2) recounts how the friends' playdate to experiment with the magic mirror doesn't go quite as planned.
• Mira Monkey and the Fairy’s Ballerina Shoes (Mira Book 3) chronicles what happens when the fairies take their magic mirror back from Mira, but they give her something even better.
• Daryl and the Dancing Dolls follows Daryl as her ordinary life takes an unexpected turn.
This whimsical tale of discovery is so full of joy and wonder. It also opens a door to dance in the most charming and accessible way.
—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. Using clever prompts and clear visual representation...while teaching attention to detail as they develop and refine the brain/body connection.
—Garrett Anderson, Ballet Idaho Artistic Director/Father of Three Lively Boys
In effect...a bilingual presentation presented in two languages: that of a traditional story, and 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.
Children who love to dance and move will look forward to interacting with each new character in these unique stories.
—Mary Lanni, Librarian
Children can learn in a fun and healthy way while enjoying valuable bonding time with their parents...
A five-book series ideal for ages 6+. Ballerina Konora discusses her path to professional, then leads readers through a warm-up, mini ballet lesson, and exploration of movement and form.
Cut the pages from the book for your own shapes card collection. Complete with ideas for movement, body awareness, and team-building activities.
Lined pages paired with ballet inspiration