TO A DANCER'S BEAT

BY GINGER K. NELSON

Annelle Jensen, the principal teacher at The Dance Connection, inherits the deep-in-debt studio. She rebuffs the offer of assistance from the other teacher, Mark, who fancies himself in love with her. When a handsome accountant, who is hiding his own heartache, arrives to keep an appointment with the previous owner to work on the studio’s financial problems, Annelle at first refuses but finally agrees to allow him to assess the situation and offer suggestions. As their attraction to each other grows, her mentally-challenged sister decides to hurry the relationship along so that she can wear a purple maid-of-honor gown at the wedding of Annelle and the man she dubs, “Mr. Hunk.”