Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on WXXI-TV

Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on WXXI-TV

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 5:30pm

Pictured: Angelina Ballerina

Credit: HIT Entertainment

8-year-old Angelina puts her best toe forward and enrolls in new adventures in dancing and life at Camembert Academy.

Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps celebrates music and brings to life new forms for dance for Angelina including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, classic and ethnic. Angelina always works hard to reach her goals and learns from her mistakes. As kids share in Angelina’s experiences, they’re inspired to pursue their big dreams too!

Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps airs Monday, April 12 through Thursday, April 15 and Monday, April 19 through Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011 and 11).

Angelina Ballerina™ The Next Steps, a production of HIT Entertainment and THIRTEEN in association with Nick Jr. UK and WNET.ORG, is inspired by the classic Angelina Ballerina books by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig. The new CG-animated series will introduce fans to Angelina’s new home on the other side of Chipping Cheddar, a new performing arts school – Camembert Academy, new friends, a new teacher, Ms. Mimi, and many new adventures.

By incorporating all genres of dance from ballet to ballroom to hip hop and more, the series introduces children to the art of dance and helps them to understand and appreciate the basic joys of movement, artistic expression, musicality, imagination and coordination.  A team of dance instructors and choreographers helped to develop the dance curriculum incorporated throughout the show.  In addition, creative consultants from American Ballet Theatre spent time with series producers to help accurately choreograph the dance movements that are animated on the program. The dance consultant team also helped to ensure that all dance moves within the series are age-appropriate for the characters.