CHAPTER 12

How to Be Your Daughter’s Dream Maker

Since she was four years old, my daughter’s dream was to be a famous ballerina. She would wear what she called “pink turnarounds” and spin across the living room floor. From the time she was five until she was eleven she went to dance class once a week. When she was twelve, she went to a more serious dance studio and took classes at least four days a week, as well as private lessons from her instructor.

My daughter made significant progress, and decided to apply for a competitive dance program at a high school for performing arts. The school had a long list of former students and their many success ...

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