Web site: http://www.angelinaballerina.com/
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's Musical Day/ Angelina's Crazy Solo #306
Ms. Mimi's class plans to put on a production of Peter and the Wolf in which each character is identified by a series of musical notes played on a student's favorite instrument. When Ms. Mimi arrives at rehearsal with laryngitis, she uses the designated notes to communicate with the mouselings. Angelina and her friends are putting on a show, and they each have a specific job to do. Angelina thinks everyone should carry out her ideas for the production, but she eventually learns that teamwork makes for the perfect show!
- KET Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 am EDT
- KET Saturday, July 27 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina's Fancy Tutu/Angelina and the Musical Theater #501
Angelina recounts the story of how she found a fancy new tutu. Not only does she entertain her friends with her Cinderella parody, but she also has to do some creative problem-solving to find the tutu's rightful owner. When the stars of "Mousical the Musical" from New Cheese City have to cancel their scheduled performance at Camembert, Viki convinces her friends they can put on their own show.
- KET Saturday, May 25 at 9:30 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, June 1 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina and the Dance-Athon/Angelina and the Art Show #403
Angelina and her friends organize a marathon for the Chipping Cheddar Earth Club as part of their "Camembert Cares" school project. After Gracie accidentally recycles the pledge sheet, Angelina uses her ingenuity to save the day! Vici is trying to paint a picture of Angelina and Gracie for Camembert's Art Show, but they just can't stay still long enough for her to finish the painting. In the end, Vici uses her imagination to turn her "ruined" project into something even better.
- KET Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina's Mother's Day/Angelina and the Father's Day Surprise #506
Ms. Mimi teaches the class about dynamics in music and dance. Angelina uses what she learns to make her chores more fun, and in the meantime gives her mother the best Mother's Day gift of all! As Angelina and Polly decorate Dad's store for Father's Day, they find sheet music written by Mr. Mouseling. They learn that the music compositions are Klezmer, which is a kind of music used at celebrations.
- KET Saturday, June 15 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina's New Home/Angelina's New School #301
Angelina is not happy about all the changes in her daily routine now that her family has moved to the other side of Chipping Cheddar. Angelina is excited, yet nervous, about her first day of school at Camembert Academy. When she finds her new classmates proficient in other styles of dance, she tries to copy their moves â without success.
- KET Saturday, June 22 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina's New Ballet Teacher/Angelina's Dance Partner #302
The day for Angelina to meet her new ballet teacher, Ms. Mimi, has finally arrived. However, Ms. Mimi's teaching style is very different than that of Angelina's former teacher and mentor, Miss Lilly. Angelina is ecstatic to have the opportunity to dance with her best friend, Alice, at Camembert Academy's Dance-with-a-Partner Day. She knows Alice will follow her choreography to a "T." Unfortunately, Alice gets the sniffles.
- KET Saturday, June 29 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina's Gift for Ms. Mimi/Angelina's Oldest Friend #303
It's Ms. Mimi's birthday, and Angelina wants to give her the best birthday ever! As Angelina and her classmates check the list of items needed for a party, everything goes comically wrong - they can't even buy a decent gift for their beloved teacher! Angelina loves her new Camembert Academy friends and also loves her old friend Alice. She expects that both sets of friends will love each other too. Unfortunately, their first encounter is not as smooth as Angelina would have liked.
- KET Saturday, July 6 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina and The Hip Hop Kid/Angelina and the Broken Fiddle #304
Angelina, Vici, and Marco mistakenly think Ms. Mimi is getting married. Angelina and her friends are so noisy and messy during lunch that Ms. Mimi has to shut down the Lunchbox Theatre, right before the big Spring Talent Show. When Angelina lets students rehearse in her attic instead, she learns the importance of respecting others firsthand.
- KET Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 am EDT
Angelina and Alice's Big Night/Angelina and the Giant #305
Angelina is excited about performing in a recital with her class at Camembert and wants Alice to attend as her special guest - but Alice has an ice skating event at the ice rink on the very same night, and she wants Angelina to come to her performance as her special guest! Angelina and Alice have been given the task of designing the giant prop for Jackie and the Beanstalk. Angelina gets a bit carried away trying to make the biggest and best prop ever. But her plans and the Giant" come crashing to the ground!
- KET Saturday, July 20 at 9:30 am EDT
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