HIT Entertainment and the Dizzy Feet Foundation are taking the Angelina Ballerina publishing brand a step further to extend the Foundation’s mission of supporting, improving and increasing access to dance education in the US. Through the partnership, the Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow dance program, piloted by HIT Entertainment at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in Bronx, New York earlier this year, will be expanded to additional Boys & Girls Clubs locations across the US.
Dizzy Feet Foundation board members, including American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe and actress Katie Holmes, will spearhead the Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow campaign, while Foundation choreographers will collaborate on developing training and dance techniques for the Boys & Girls Clubs programs. Additionally, select Dizzy Feet board members and steering committee members will make appearances at participating Clubs throughout the year to view the progress of the young dancers and appear in PSAs to run during the Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps television series airing nationally on PBS KIDS.
The program will roll out to at least three additional cities by the fall. Four local dance scholarships, as well as one national Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow scholarship, will be awarded annually to outstanding young dancers.