Illustrated by: Kristi Valiant
Published by: Dial/Penguin, 2017
Click button above to hear a sample from the audio book by Marilyn Singer.
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 2017

Feel the Beat!: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing

(excerpt)

SALSA

Our teacher says, “First…

Feel the beat

in your feet,

in your heart.

Then you start.

Take a turn.

Soon you’ll learn

what is hot,

what is not.

Don’t be shy.

Come on, try.

In this class,

show some sass.”

So I do.

Take my cue,

take my chance.

Salsa dance!