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Inspired by the award-winning children's book series by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig, the new Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps follows the now 8-year-old Angelina as she embarks on the next stage in her life at a new school where she experiences new forms of music and dance. The series sees Angelina living on the other side of Chipping Cheddar, attending Camembert Academy, a school for the Performing Arts, and making friends with a cast of characters including her new dance teacher, Ms. Mimi. Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps celebrates music and brings to life many forms of dance for Angelina including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, classical and ethnic. As an 8-year-old ballerina, her life revolves around dancing and performance, family, friendship and following her dreams. Angelina always works hard to reach her goals and learns from her mistakes. As young children share in Angelina's experiences, they're inspired to go after their big dreams too!
Angelina and Super Polly/Angelina's Dance Like A Cake #310
Polly adores a book about a mouseling girl who acquires superhero powers when she hears a trumpet fanfare. Polly starts to think maybe she has superpowers, too! Vici puts together Dance Like a Cake Day in which her friends must bring a cake or sweet associated with a dance.
- KET Saturday, September 20 at 6:30 am EDT
Angelina and the Front Page/Angelina's Cheese Roll #319
Mr. Mouseling, who often takes photographs for the Mouseland Herald, is spending the day at Camembert Academy to do a story about the school's world dance program. Angelina gets to be his assistant! But as Angelina helps her dad, they are constantly interrupted by Gracie, who is determined to be featured in every picture. AZ boasts that he can perform the complicated "Cheese Roll" dance that his grandfather taught him. He quickly realizes that this dance is a lot more difficult than he expected.
- KET Saturday, September 27 at 6:30 am EDT
Angelina and Gracie's Creative Day/Angelina's Big Part #314
When Gracie can't come up with an original dance for Make-It-All-Up Day, she attempts to use something that already exists and pass it off as her own. With a little ingenuity and help from Angelina, Gracie gains the confidence to improvise her own dance in front of the class. Angelina's heart is set on being the prima ballerina of Once Upon a Pillow, as the character of "Fairy Fern." magic When Angelina learns that her character is the victim of a magic spell and spends most of the performance sleeping, she tries to convince Ms. Mimi that she cast the wrong dancer.
- KET Saturday, October 4 at 6:30 am EDT
Angelina and the Tummy Butterflies/Angelina and the Magician #315
The mouselings are learning about jazz dance, improvisation, and poetry. Ms. Mimi asks them to share the poems they're creating with the entire class. But Alice becomes anxious every time she thinks about presenting her poem to the rest of the students. As all of her friends work on mastering basic tap steps, Gracie proclaims that she has been tapping for years. Instead she focuses on trying out elaborate magic tricks. But her tricks fall flat and she discovers that it's good to start with the fundamentals before mastering the feats of a seasoned magician.
- KET Saturday, October 11 at 6:30 am EDT
Angelina and Roquefort's Rhythmic Ghost/Angelina's Lunch Table #317
When Gracie hears a mysterious tapping in Roquefort Hall, she is afraid that the place is haunted. But soon Gracie, Angelina, Vici, and AZ are inspired to tap and hip hop to the sound, building on the rhythmic pattern each time they dance. All of Angelina's friends are dying for her individual attention. During chorus, they all want to be her partner, and at lunch time they want to share their various projects with her. When they can't all fit at the same lunch table, Gracie's feelings end up being hurt.
- KET Saturday, October 18 at 6:30 am EDT
Angelina's Trick-Or-Treat Feat/Angelina and the Laughing Poet #509
The mouselings' Halloween costumes don't arrive in time for Trick or Treat. What will Angelina and her friends do? Ms. Mimi teaches the students about poetry. She wants them to use dance to convey emotions in a poem. When Alice gets the giggles, she is unable to express her assigned emotion correctly. No matter how hard her friends try to help, Alice just can't stop smiling!
- KET Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 am EDT
Angelina and the Musical Plant/Angelina's Hip Hop Boys Show #320
Angelina and her friends can't agree on the music for their Spring Fling show. At the same time, Angelina is caring for a plant as part of her science project. She discovers that caring for living things takes hard work and nurturing. Angelina applies the same care to listening to her friends. They perform an ensemble piece that includes all the different styles of music! Angelina is very excited to be directing her very first hip hop show when suddenly her star, AZ, falls and hurts his foot! Who can step into his shoes at the last minute?
- KET Saturday, November 8 at 6:30 am EST
Angelina and the Windy Children's Day/Angelina And Ms. Mimi's Dance #504
The mouselings' Children's Day celebration is disappointing until something wonderful happens. Ms. Mimi performs a special modern dance for the school.
- KET Saturday, November 15 at 6:30 am EST
Angelina and the New Music Store/Angelina and Ms. Mimi #309
Angelina wants to celebrate the opening of her dad's new music store with a splashy party and a musical production. She enlists Marco and Vici to play some of the instruments that will be sold in the store. The trouble is, Mrs. Thimble, whose store is directly across the street, doesn't appreciate the loud music that interferes with her daily nap. When Ms. Mimi introduces the class to a new drum kit, Angelina gets carried away and can't seem to stop talking.
- KET Saturday, November 22 at 6:30 am EST
Angelina Keeps The Peace/Angelina and Alice Mousikova #313
Ms. Mimi organizes her students into groups of four, asking them to work together to come up with a dance by the end of the day. Angelina, Vici, Gracie, and AZ begin the task, but soon AZ and Gracie disagree about what style of dance they should perform. Miss Mimi asks the mouselings to give a report to the class about their hero. Alice announces her fascination with Anna Mousikova, the famous Russian gymnast, and adopts Anna's mannerisms, culture, and rigorous practice schedule.
- KET Saturday, November 29 at 6:30 am EST
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