Angelina Ballerina

Website review by
Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media
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Book, TV character's site is engaging but overrun with ads.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

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Positive Messages

Promotes following dreams and working hard to achieve success.  

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism

The site is filled with advertisements and links encouraging kids to buy toys, CDs, DVDs, apps, and fast food. Also, advertisement pop-ups get in the way of the site's videos and interactive games, taking away from the experience.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that AngelinaBallerina.com is a fun and entertaining yet advertising-heavy site based on the book series by Katharine Holabird, as well as the television series that can be viewed on PBS Kids. Kids can play interactive games and learn about different styles of dance on the site; they can also use a webcam to watch themselves on the computer screen, as if they were performing on the big stage. Registered members gain access to their own personalized dressing room where they can sit before a magic mirror -- a reflection of the user's face, which can be changed into a variety of funny faces. A profile description is attached to the mirror with the member's favorite color and book, and names of their hometown, pet, and best friend. In the "Dance Studio," Angelina teaches kids pirouettes and tutu turns. She also offers a sing-along section with inspirational lyrics.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Teen, 14 years old Written byRoastedBeckyMatilda April 2, 2018

Good for kids to get them active

When I was a kid this show made me really want to be like Angelina and so I started dancing everywhere, and it made me active and helped develop motor skills.

Is it any good?

ANGELINA BALLERINA is an engaging site that offers an introduction to the many intriguing Angelina Ballerina characters, which can be a great way to encourage kids to read the series. The site includes coloring pages, bookmarks, and photo frames, along with fun games that are easy to play. Not only will kids be interested in the stationary activities, but they will also enjoy moving to the music. By following Angelina's instructions they can learn different styles of dance and how to improve their techniques. Plus, the parent page has some good tips for moms and dads of dancers.

Unfortunately the site falls short with too many advertisements pushing kids to buy merchandise. Also, the construction of the site is a bit skewed; border ads hinder the view of the movie screen, interfering with some of the most fun activities offered.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about different styles of dancing and techniques. List some of your favorite types of dance and discuss different ways to stay active.

  • Families can also discuss the importance of practicing extracurricular activities and staying active. How does someone become a professional dancer or athlete?

Website details

For kids who love to dance

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