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Once Upon a Dance is a mother-daughter team. Ballerina Konora scaled the ballet ladder all the way to professional. Her mother taught creative movement and ballet for decades and has breathed dance from every conceivable angle. She was recognized by her local city council for "embodying the spirit of partnership and commitment to children in our community" for her work with young dancers. For information about their 19 movement-based books for kids, visit www.OnceUponADance.com.


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Ballerina Dreams Ballet Inspiration  children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Synopsis Gorgeous ballet poses in beautiful spaces by Ballerina Konora from Once Upon a Dance. Ballet-photography inspiration on left pages, with right-side lines for dance corrections, to-do lists, notes, diary entries, gratitude journaling, travel diary, poetry, etc. Images are primarily Ballerina Daydreams Out in the Wide World, as featured in the Dancing Shapes series. Poses include arabesque, passés, grand jeté, sous sus, penché, etc.Tags: ballet photography, photos, ballet, ballerina,...

Bellunas Big Adventure in the Sky children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Synopsis Belluna is a basketball player, sister, and daughter with one remarkable feature. While on a family outing, a storm sweeps Belluna up on a wild ride. As she is tossed about by the wind, Belluna discovers she can overcome her fear and embrace her uniqueness to take control of her movement and her mind. Ballerina Konora joins each page with suggested actions to get kids moving alongside Belluna in her tale of level-headed tenacity and a celebration of individuality. Each Dance-It-Out!...

Brielle’s Birthday Ball children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Synopsis Brielle's birthday is tomorrow, and she is too excited to sleep. A knock on the door and a mysterious package lead to a nighttime adventure full of fun. For Brielle, it’s the best birthday gift ever!Each book in the Dance-It-Out! collection is an independent story. Brielle’s Birthday Ball is the perfect starting point. While ideal for kids ages 4-6, and a few movements are challenging, this book is the one to grab for your younger preschooler. Ballerina Konora inspires kids to get up...

Dancing Shapes children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Synopsis Movement. Creativity. Gratitude. Persistence. Wisdom.Dancing Shapes is a 2021 Independent Press Award Winner. “A visually stunning and interactive” pandemic creation from an award-winning dance teacher and her ballerina daughter, both immersed in the ballet world until coronavirus.Dancing Shapes provides an inside gorgeous glimpse into one ballerina’s journey. Konora, whose career has been sidelined by COVID-19, leads readers through warm-up steps, a basic ballet technique lesson, and...

Dancing Shapes Ballet children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Item #: 978-1736589908 -

Synopsis Ballet inspiration for all ages! Fabulous backlit photos of Ballerina Konora from the Once Upon a Dance's Dancing Shapes series, along with inspirational ballet quotes adorn the left-hand pages. Right-side lines provide space for dance corrections, to-do lists, notes, diary entries, gratitude journaling, travel diary, poetry, etc. Tags: ballet photography, photos, ballet, ballerina, ballet dance, dancer, aspiring, inspiration, studying ballet, pointed toes, arabesque, ballet...

Dancing Shapes with Attitude children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Synopsis Captivating straight talk and inspiration from Ballerina Konora, ideal for young ballet fans ages 7-11. Aspiring dancers get an inside perspective on casting, competitions, and career, as well as a lesson in movement and dance, in this fourth book in the Dancing Shapes collection. The books begin with an aspect of Konora’s ballet journey: after a couple rounds of auditions, she’s a finalist for a dance job: Will she get the job? Will she take the job, pack up and move to a new state?...

Danny, Denny, and the Dancing Dragon children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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SynopsisMovement, Breathe, and Imagination! Interactive movement wrapped up in a charming story of new baby disappointment. Only little brother Denny has a big surprise for his brother Danny! Kadessa the Dragon makes a fabulous dance partner in this third story from the Dance-It-Out collection, pandemic creations by an award-winning dance teacher and her Ballerina daughter. Grown-ups sit; kiddos move and practice dance fundamentals. Ballerina Konora is featured on each page as optional...

Freya, Fynn, and the Fantastic Flute children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Item #: 978-1955555166 -

SynopsisBoisterous bats, zany zombies, and giddy ghosts await readers in this tale of sibling friendship, silly creatures, and magical music.In the Dance-It-Out series, created by an award-winning dance teacher, children act and move alongside the characters, and Ballerina Konora joins each page with movement suggestions. In this story, Fynn, Freya, cats, bats, ghosts, and zombies assemble for a captivating story of music, magic, and meyhem.Movement, dance, and concepts include:• Kicks•...

Joey Finds His Jump! children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Synopsis Movement inspiration arrives in Dance-It-Out’s charming series debut, created by an award-winning dance teacher and her ballerina daughter. Meet Joey Kangaroo. Joey never learned how to jump, and he desperately wants to find the secret. Ballerina Konora helps readers express movement alongside Joey in this interactive story of determination, friendship, and jumping jubilance. "Highly recommended for anyone with young children and those young at heart too."—Reedsy"An innovative use of...

Konora’s Shapes children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Synopsis Konora’s Shapes and More Konora’s Shapes were created for dance educators to use in their ballet and creative movement classes. With wide inside margins and blank even pages, instructors can cut out over fifty poses per book to make a set of images. Multiple ideas for engaging young dancers will ensure teachers cherish their collection of near-silhouette, dance-inspired poses. Students contemplate or re-create the poses as they develop an eye for detail; explore dance concepts;...

Mira Monkey’s Magic Mirror Adventure children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Item #: 978-1955555104 -

Synopsis Mira the monkey enjoys carnival day until crazy things start happening. Could fairies be causing the mischief?Will Mira make it home? Will she ever be the same?Ballerina Konora appears on each page encouraging kids to act and dance the story along with Mira.“A unique and imaginative creative movement story for active young readers and their families . . . This inclusive and engaging tale is a great fit for imaginative children who like to move.”-Mary Lanni, Librarian Reviewer“Stealing...

More Dancing Shapes children, Once Upon a Dance, Redmond, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Item #: 978-1735984438 -

Synopsis More Dancing Shapes is the second in the series from an award-winning dance teacher and her ballet-dancer daughter. Following a format similar to the Dancing Shapes debut: our ballerina heroine, Konora, leads readers through: • an inside glimpse into her continuing almost-ballerina journey • a warm-up and basic ballet technique lesson • an exploration of form and shape • creating their own unique shapes The Dancing Shapes series provides young dancers ongoing challenges to revisit....