Brielle’s Birthday Ball

by Once Upon a Dance

July 11-14

Chapter book, 40 pages.

Once Upon a Dance donates all proceeds to charity.

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“This whimsical tale of discovery is so full of joy and wonder. It also opens a door to dance in the most charming and accessible way. Readers of all ages will have a ball with Brielle and her friends.” —Peter Boal, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Brielle’s Birthday Ball, Mom’s Choice Gold Award recipient, makes a great seriesintroduction and special birthday gift for girls aged 4-7. Ballerina Konora joins the fun with dance suggestions on each page.

a great way of introducing kids to the world of dance while couching these movements into a broader journey of magic, dreams, and movement responses … very highly recommended…” —Midwest Book Review

Movement, technique, and dance concepts in this story include:
• Relevé
• Spin/Twirl
• Jump
• Donkey Kicks
• Monkey Jumps (pre-cartwheel)
• Falls
• Rolls
• Body Part Coordination
• Movement Patterns/Sequences
• Creating Shapes
• Deep Breathing
• Improv Dance/Dance for Fun
• Healthy Choices/Good Habits

Dance-It-Out! movement journeys are ideal for dance, pre-ballet, creative movement, preschool, daycare, early learning, physical education, homeschool, kindergarten, or first-grade activities. The full collection features male, female, and ungendered diverse characters. Books make great gifts for kids interested in dance, ballet, gymnastics, or yoga, or reluctant readers who enjoy getting up and moving. Dance-It-Out!s are a bit above level (language-wise) as they are often initially enjoyed with a caregiver or teacher.

About the authors

Once Upon a Dance offers movement, breath, joy, connection, and imagination through stories.

Their catalog of 25 interactive dance books highlights positive messages and role models throughout four main series:
📖 Dance-It-Out! stories combine whimsical tales with movement and subtle life lessons (spans ages 4-9)
📖 Dancing Shapes peeks at a professional ballerina’s journey, teaches ballet, and explores detail and form (spans ages 6-11) 
📖 Ballet Inspiration and Choreography Concepts deep dives into technique, tips, and insight for aspiring dancers (ages 8-12)
📖 Prop-Based Dance Stories for Classroom and Anytime Fun debuts in 2023 to encourage scarf and parachute play.

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