"It's the 150th anniversary of the Quincy Academy, and to celebrate, Madame Puant wants the girls to perform a ballet that hasn't been put on since the '80s--when a dancer died during the production. Another tragedy took place the time before that--and the time before that. Is the ballet cursed? Ophelia's about to find out--she just became the lead in the newest production"--
"Madeline, a new student at the Quincy dance school, sneaks out after curfew with a group of other girls and discovers a network of hidden passages underneath the building. A series of disturbing coincidences begins to follow the girls afterward, and Madeline suspects that the school may be haunted"--
"Quincy school lore tells that the shoes of a former school head, displayed in the academy's front hall, impart incredible luck to anyone who wears them. Kayley is struggling to compete, and she makes the drastic decision to steal the footwear. But as Kayley's dancing improves, terrible things begin happening to the girls around her. Now Kayley has to get rid of the shoes without letting anyone know she stole them and before something truly tragic...
"Sophie and Emma are identical twins who have had a falling out. When Emma begins to receive threatening notes, she assumes her sister is to blame. Sophie denies it--and when Emma is sent falling down the school steps, Sophie sets out to discover who's to blame"--
"Moving to New Jersey from Philadelphia was stressful, but at least Jada has found Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance, where she can continue to dance ballet--but she is not sure that the other girls at the Academy welcome her, and when she sprains her ankle in practice she is sure that the whole universe is against her." --
"When Gabriela hears about tryouts for a solo dance at the next dance competition she is super excited, but when Brie, her best friend at Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance, decides to try out as well, it seems like it might be the end of a beautiful friendship--because Gabby really wants this opportunity, and she is having trouble dealing with the idea of competing against a friend." --
Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance is Grace's refuge from middle school, but when Ella, the girl that makes fun of her at school, decides to join the Academy, Grace has two choices--let Ella's snide comments mess up her dance practice, or find her voice and, with the support of her friends, stand up to the bully.
Brie and the rest of the dancers at Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance are on their way to Florida to compete in the Citrus Jam which is held just outside of Orlando, and where first place includes the opportunity to march in the Main Street Parade at Disney World--but the team from Austin, Texas, includes some girls who are planning to sabotage the other competitors.
Gabby is taking the new contemporary dance class at Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance, and she quickly bonds with Sophie, who has transferred into the Academy--but her best friends seem strangely reluctant to include Sophie in their after class fun, and soon Gabby feels torn between her new friend and her old ones whose attitude she does not understand.
After years of ballet Jada feels she is ready to go "on pointe," but the whole process is a lot more complicated then she ever realized: from being measured and fitted for the shoes, to tying the laces correctly she still has a lot to learn, and that is before she actually tries to walk in pointe shoes, which seems to uses muscles she was barely aware of--for the first time Jada finds that ballet hurts.