Angelina Ballerina: The Next Step Embraces Music, Dance

Some of the fondest memories from my childhood include the years that I was enrolled in dance class.  I loved ballet and jazz so much that I took my training and lessons with me beyond high school and even danced for several years in college.  And because it’s the end of the school year, it also means that it’s recital season for many little girls (and some boys, too).


With recital season in full swing, coupled with my love for dance, one show that comes to mind for Music Monday is, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, which airs on PBS Kids.  The show is based on the award-winning children’s book series by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craigre.  Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps debuted this past September in full CG animation, incorporating elements of choreography from top dance organizations from American Ballet Theatre to Alvin Ailey.

Angelina celebrates music and embraces a passion for dance, 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, which is a mantra that I’m sure many little girls share.

I love when classic book characters are brought to life, especially when it incorporates the core of fine arts while leveraging interactivity on the web, too!  Angelina’s site is a really great complement to both the book and the show.


Are your kids a fan of Angelina Ballerina?

Check it

Head to Angelina Ballerina’s fun website to check out the music player (I’m a fan of the Rock Band song), the dance studio and even the Angelina app.



Want to win the a copy of the Angelina Ballerina book by Katharine Holabird and two adorable 5t Angelina Ballerina t-shirt for girls?  Just tell me something you love about Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps.  Please comment below.











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Tell me your favorite dance move! (each move counts as an entry) There are some great ideas in the Dance Studio.

For all additional entries, please comment below.

This giveaway will end June 14.  All winners are chosen via, and are notified via email and the NKT Fan Page.

42 comments on “Angelina Ballerina: The Next Step Embraces Music, Dance

  1. Angelina is the reason my daughter loves ballet now, I will always love Angelina because it will remind me of her in her Angelina Ballerina costume for Halloween at 3 years old.

  2. I love that my almost 3 year old is so in love with Angelina Ballerina. She dances around like a ballerina and it's the cutest thing ever. I had no idea that there was Angelina online! My daughter is going to love it!

  3. What I love about Angelina is that my four year old, who has been in ballet already for two years and loves it, can continue to grow with her. crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

  4. Does it have to be one of the moves on the site? From there i like pirouettes crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

  5. But really my favorite moves are the crazy ones my daughter makes up. crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

  6. Congrats for winning the Angelina giveaway, but I need your info! The only requirements for giveaways is a comment and valid email. Please email me within 24 hrs.

  7. Perhaps there is a problem with my Yahoo address, so I have sent you a different email address. Thank you! My daughter is thrilled! :-)

  8. My daughter’s name is Angelina and she will be starting her fourth year of ballet at just 6 years old this year!

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