Movement. Joy. Breath. Imagination!

Written by Terrel Lefferts for MagicBeans Bookstore


Both my daughter and I were immersed in the ballet world until March 2020. With extra time and a desire to keep housebound kids moving, we started making dance videos. We named my daughter Ballerina Konora, wanting to create something beautiful from Coronavirus.

Hoping to reach more kids, we switched from videos to books, but were disappointed that hardly anyone bought them. Everyone said the secret was to keep publishing.

Well, okay, then—more books.



I'd taught and taken dance for decades, but after eight mon