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Waiting on Wednesday: Someday Dancer

Jan 11, 2012

A ballerina tale with a thoroughly modern twist!

Casey Quinn has got more grace in her pinkie toe than all those prissy ballet-school girls put together, even if you'd never guess it from the looks of her too-long legs and dirty high-top sneakers. It's 1959, and freckle-faced Casey lives in the red-dust countryside of South Carolina. She's a farm girl: Her family can't afford ballet lessons. But Casey's dream is to dance in New York City. And if anyone tries to stand in her way, she's going to pirouette and jeté right over them!

Casey's got the grit, and Casey's got the grace: Is that enough to make it in Manhattan someday? Or might the Big Apple have something even better in mind? When she meets a visionary choreographer she calls "Miss Martha," Casey's ballerina dream takes a thoroughly, thrillingly modern twist!


I've had this novel bookmarked for awhile. I just knew I wanted to blog about it. I don't think I've read any ballerina novels as of yet, so I was pretty excited to come across this one. The best part, it takes place in an era that I love, the 50s. I think this is going to be a very sweet novel. 

Image and description from Goodreads.
4 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: Someday Dancer"
  1. A farm girl with grit and dreams of becoming a famous ballerina. That sounds like it could make for some interesting conflict and an all around good story. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like a feel-good movie. ;) Do let us know how it reads.