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Dancing in the Dark (original 2010; edition 2013)

by Robyn Bavati

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Title:Dancing in the Dark
Authors:Robyn Bavati
Info:Flux (2013), Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:Your library, ebook, ARC
Rating:***1/2
Tags:2012, YA, ballet, judaism, australia

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This was an interesting story about a girl who dreamed of being a ballerina and I enjoyed all the ballet poses and terminology. However, I found it rather unbelievable that Ditty was able to hide the fact she was doing ballet lessons for over five years from her parents who were strict orthodox Jews. Considering the limitations that were placed on Ditty because of her family's religious beliefs, the fact that no one suspected her, despite having lessons two and three times a week, a bit fanciful. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was an interesting story about a girl who dreamed of being a ballerina and I enjoyed all the ballet poses and terminology. However, I found it rather unbelievable that Ditty was able to hide the fact she was doing ballet lessons for over five years from her parents who were strict orthodox Jews. Considering the limitations that were placed on Ditty because of her family's religious beliefs, the fact that no one suspected her, despite having lessons two and three times a week, a bit fanciful. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was an interesting story about a girl who dreamed of being a ballerina and I enjoyed all the ballet poses and terminology. However, I found it rather unbelievable that Ditty was able to hide the fact she was doing ballet lessons for over five years from her parents who were strict orthodox Jews. Considering the limitations that were placed on Ditty because of her family's religious beliefs, the fact that no one suspected her, despite having lessons two and three times a week, a bit fanciful. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
When her life’s passion is forbidden, how much will Ditty risk to follow her dream?

When Ditty Cohen first sees a ballet on TV, the beautiful, gravity-defying dancing captivates her. She’s instantly connected to the graceful performers, and realizes that her passion is to be a dancer. There’s just one problem: Ditty is from an ultra-orthodox Jewish family and her parents forbid her to take dance lessons.

Refusing to give up on her newfound love, Ditty starts dancing in secret. Her devotion to dance is matched only by her talent, but the longer Ditty pursues her dream, the more she must lie to her family. Caught between her passion and her faith, Ditty starts to question everything she believes in. How long can she keep her two worlds apart? And at what cost?

Dancing in the Dark is the dramatic, inspiring story about a girl who discovers the trials and triumphs of pursuing her greatest dream. ( )
  TBE | Oct 19, 2015 |
This book was wonderful. The main character is part of a ultra-orthodox Jewish family who has prescribed appropriate activities for women and girls. Dancing is not one of them. However, the main character's only desire is to learn ballet. ( )
  LaneLiterati | Apr 22, 2013 |
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Passionate about ballet, Ditty Cohen signs up for dance class despite being forbidden to by her Orthodox Jewish parents, then must face the consequences when the two world collide after five and a half years of study.

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