A Summer Dance Project

When I think of summer, many wonderful things come to mind. There’s the obvious: beaches, pools. BBQs, and more daylight hours to enjoy. Summer is when people come up with lists of things to accomplish, short trips to enjoy, and twenty-two different ways to prepare zucchini. Summer is all of these things to me, but it is also the time for one of my favorite shows, “So You Think You Can Dance.”


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I don’t even care what you think. It’s an awesome show! Different from other reality competition television, this show celebrates all forms of dance, and highlights the people who tell stories through movement. I even got to go to a taping with Bestie C last summer! It was ridiculous fun. And if you need convincing, you can watch this. And this. And this. Or this. Oh, and this one, too.

So, where am I going with this? At the beginning of summer, which in Los Angeles was sometime around March, I ended up reading reviews of two ballet-based novels within the same week. I thought that was an interesting coincidence, added both to my to-read list, and then searched through my list to see if I had any other novels with ballet as a component. I came up with a few more, and decided to embark on this dance project for my summer reading. I am now done, and am looking forward to comparing them.

Beware that I may get all analytical and nerdy in the next couple of posts, and you may not care. So, please check back in a week or so to get back to some of the other books I’ve read this summer.


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