By Lorrie Mack
Lucy follows her dream to coach to be a certified ballerina, and is chosen as certainly one of a handful of scholars into the Ballet Academy. stick with her trip as she will get during the difficult education with the help of academics and fellow scholars, and plays along her idol within the Nutcracker sooner than dealing with her ultimate problem of having into Ballet excessive School.
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They know just how to give us a lift when we’re getting tired. 1. Floor Dance-studio floors are always “sprung”—suspended slightly so they have enough bounce to absorb the impact of jumps. Studio floors are wooden, but some modern ones like ours have a vinyl (a kind of plastic) covering. 2 1 38 2. Mirrors The huge mirrors allow us to examine every detail of our bodies, positions, and movements. 3. Barres Around the walls, there are wall-mounted wooden barres that we use for support and stretching.
48 “Well, I’ve been working extra hard, so I’m a bit tired, but fine really,” responded Lucy. Her relief was fading and she couldn’t quite figure out where this conversation was heading. The voice was still kind, but it wasn’t full of praise. ” Lucy was stunned. “And your body has lost some of its nice shape. Lucy, you’re too thin. ” Lucy gave an account of her meager meals. A few moments ago, she had been so proud of what she was doing, but as she described a daily diet of mostly carrot sticks, yogurt, and fruit, she began to suspect that it had all gone badly wrong.
Soon, the girls were listing all the things and people, places and food they missed most, and in a funny way, that made them feel better and worse at the same time. Lucy had an idea. “I know, nice Mrs. Matthews is usually in her office now. ” When they started at the Academy, they were all assigned a teacher they could go to with any problems. Lucy had taken note of this, but she didn’t pay much attention, since she couldn’t imagine having problems here. Now she realized that being homesick was a very big problem indeed.
Ballet Academy (DK Adventures Series) by Lorrie Mack