The Strength of Ballerinas by Nancy Lorenz


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The Strength of Ballerinas

by Nancy Lorenz

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Dad bent down to my eye level. There were tears in his eyes too.

“I know it’s a shock, honey, but we have to do it. You can find another ballet school out in the Napa Valley.“

“There is no other ballet school!” The entire apartment building on West 79th Street probably heard me, but my voice rose up anyway. “I go to the Manhattan Dance Company!“

All Kendra has ever wanted to do is dance. But when her father’s job takes their family from the city lights of Manhattan to the quiet Napa Valley in California, Kendra’s dreams are shattered.

Still determined to dance, she tries to adjust to her new life until a debilitating diagnosis threatens to change everything. Now Kendra must decide which dreams are really worth fighting for.

Step onto the dance floor and into Kendra’s heart in this poignant and compelling story. Written by former dancer Nancy Lorenz, this is a debut novel you won’t want to put down.


About the Author:

Nancy Lorenz currently teaches as an English adjunct at several colleges. She worked in publishing, public relations and in network television. She studied ballet in New York City at numerous studios, including open level classes at American Ballet Theater in the 1980s, and continues to study ballet for the sheer love of it. She recommends that you love what you do, but also to branch out to the many subjects out there yet to discover. The more you learn, the more you can bring back into your art.


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