Rather Be Dancing, I

Mary E. Ryan, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $14.95 (149p) ISBN 978-0-440-50121-3
When Katie, the heroine of Dance a Step Closer , begins studying at the American Dance Conservatory, she isn't sure whether or not she likes it. The classes are great, but many of the kids seem to care more about winning than dancing. Then Chris, a handsome older choreographer, asks Katie to solo in a dance he has created. Their partnership quickly develops into a romance and Katie falls in love. Few readers will be surprised when Katie discovers that Chris is less serious about their relationship than she had imagined. Shortly before they are due to perform together, Katie sees Chris kissing another girl. In true show business tradition, Katie masters her feelings and dances better than she ever has. Despite these predictable plot elements, this fast-paced novel, with its combination of romance and dance lore, will appeal to many. Ages 12-up. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 12/01/1988
Release date: 12/01/1988
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