From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you'll never forget. Josephine is a kangaroo - who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine doesn't care and continues to point her toes and leap through the air.
When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance - ballet. As the Ballet company prepare to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as the dancers perfect their routine. Then Josephine goes home and practices all night… all alone, until she knows the dance by heart. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes! On the day of the first performance the Ballet Company was in trouble: the prima ballerina had twisted her ankle and the understudy had a splinter in her toe! Who could dance the lead role? Who else could leap that high? Josephine's talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she's a kangaroo?
A delightfully funny tale that looks at the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams.
Jospehine Wants To Dance is coming to the Esperance Civic Centre on Tuesday 24 July for two fabulous shows at 12.30pm and at 6pm.