Dancing Maddy by Clare Jarrett
In this wonderful fantasy a little girl called Maddy is struck with stagefright, she loses her balance and she show her teacher her special dance. Now she doesn't want to ever dance again, especially not in the school show. Poor Maddy loses her balance as she shows her teacher her special dance. Afterwards she doesn't ever want to dance again -- especially not in the school show. Then wise Pomeroy gently encourages Maddy to dance again, restores her confidence and even helps her to find the perfect dress -- fit for a princess. Catherine and the Lion, Clare Jarrett's first book, won the prestigious Mother Goose Award in 1997.