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Academy of Dance

Ballet Breakdown

Jada isn't thrilled to leave her old life in Philadelphia behind. Not only is she saying goodbye to her school and her friends, she also has to leave her dance team. Jada lives for ballet, and thankfully, she finds a way to keep dancing at Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance. But when an injury threatens to sideline Jada before the big competition, she has to find a way to overcome her anxiety and her injury or risk letting down her new team.

PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandAcademy of Dance
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-6
GenreSports Fiction
Trim Size5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Page Count72



Booklist - Mariko Turk

"The new girl at the dance studio learns to fit in in this approachable chapter book. . . .Jada’s loneliness, as well as her initial descent into anger and pessimism after her injury, is refreshingly and realistically portrayed. So are the miscommunications and second-guessing that can stunt the formation of new friendships. An encouraging series starter for dance fans." - Booklist

October 15, 2018

School Library Journal - Tara Kehoe, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC

"Dance enthusiasts will appreciate the details on ballet positions and steps throughout the text as well as the included glossary of terms. . . .This sports series is one that aspiring dancers will appreciate." - School Library Journal

September 1, 2018

Margaret Gurevich

Margaret Gurevich

Margaret Gurevich has wanted to be a writer since second grade and loves writing for kids of all ages. She has written for many magazines including Girls' Life, SELF, and Ladies' Home Journal. Her first YA novel, Inconvenient, was a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teens, and her second novel, Pieces of Us, garnered positive reviews from Kirkus, Voya, and Publishers Weekly, which called it "painfully believable." When not writing, Margaret enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, watching too much television, and spending time with her husband and son.

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