practice on the stage on the weekends after completing her work at home.
She would go over and over the steps of the lead ballerina.
Holly did this for several years. She was becoming a very accomplished ballerina.
One evening, Holly slipped in again to watch
the great performance and while passing a room she heard the teacher telling the conductor, that the primaballerina had fallen and hurt her foot - and her back-up was sick. "We must cancel the performance as we cannot go on without our primaballerina."
Holly heard all of this and before thinking, she said,
"I can do it."
"Who are you," asked the teacher. "I am Holly, a ballerina and I know the lead part, as I have practiced it."
The show was desperate and it was only half an hour until the performance was to begin, so the teacher said, "Holly, if you can do this, there will be a reward for you."
"Ohhh no, " said Holly, "My reward will be my dream fulfilled."
The music started and all positioned themselves. Then Holly took the lead. She heard the beautiful music being played as she had heard over and over. She started her dance.
Holly's dream was fullfilled.
She was THE primaballerina.
by Norma Stevens