Ballerina Gets Ready
From the time she wakes at 8 a.m. until the curtain rises at 8 p.m., a prime ballerina’s day is busy, busy, busy with classes, rehearsals and fittings, as well as meals and friendship.
Iris has a busy day before taking the stage in her ballet. She wakes up early and heads to the theater, where she has classes, costume fittings and rehearsals. With a break for lunch and an unexpected change in partners, soon enough it’s almost show time. At half an hour to curtain Iris gets her shoes ready and does a few chainés. The musicians tune their instruments as the stage manager calls for places. At 8:00 the curtain rises . . . and the dancing begins!
Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Published by: Holiday House, Inc.