Subtitle: Silver Shoes 1
By: Samantha-Ellen Bound
Genre: YFS - School stories (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Random House Australia
Published: 02 Jan 2015
ISBN: 9780857982827


Meet four very different girls who all have one thing in common - they love to dance! Eleanor Irvin is ten years old, and dancing is her everything.

Tap, ballet, lyrical, and ballroom - she's tried it all. But her favourite style, by far, is jazz. When Miss Caroline, the owner of Silver Shoes Dance Studio, announces she will be selecting dancers to perform in the upcoming Jazz Groove Dance Competition, Ellie is over the moon! There's only one problem, she's not so good at auditions.

Actually, there might be a few problems - Ellie's dance enemy, Jasmine, seems determined to ruin her chances and the new girl, Ashley, is really talented. Will Ellie be able to overcome her nerves and hold on to the spotlight?


This is an exciting new Australian series that will be based at the Silver Shoes Dance Studio.

In this first book we follow the journey of ten-year-old Ellie, who really wants to become a famous dancer or choreographer.

The series will look at each of the girls at the dance studio and see them try to follow their dreams while maintaining friendships amid lots of competitiveness.

Ellie comes up against new girl Ashley and her dance enemy Jasmine for a lead role in the upcoming Jazz Groove Dance Competition.

Feisty characters in an easy- to-read middle reader, make this a great new series for girls eight years old and up.

Reviewed by Rob