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Viewers are exposed to the rituals and demands of ballet as well as other group activities, such as rock bands and hip-hop dancing.
Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls espouses strong messages about working together, being honest, and focusing on others and the idea that every part counts, no matter how small.
Positive Role Models
Characters are kind and relatable. Angelina and her friends are by turns selfish, giving, ambitious, and free-spirited. Adults are present, extremely engaged, and fair.
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Parents Need to Know
Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls is a squeaky-clean bundle of five Angelina episodes featuring the Camembert gang as they navigate the everyday concerns of preschoolers through art, music, and dance. Though the characters normally focus on ballet and classical, here they expand on form and learn about rock and hip-hop music and movement. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
With its focus on art-based problem solving, Angelina Ballerina is in a class of its own when it comes to promoting a love of music, dancing, and performance mixed with everyday preschool concerns. This bunch of episodes moves past ballet and takes on rock and hip-hop, so for kids who might not be interested in ballet, this could be a great introduction to other, more accessible art forms.
For kids who love dance and music, Angelina and her pals work through a variety of performances and issues that make them better dancers but also better friends and students. There's a particularly well-done depiction of the balance kids must learn to tend to their own self-driven impulses while also considering the good of the group. Parents can appreciate that these lessons are taught right alongside great dance moves and stories that encourage movement, creativity, and imagination.
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