Nick Jr. Australia has commissioned Ready Set Dance, a locally produced short-form series designed to get preschoolers moving along to dance videos featuring young Australian actors/dancers and two animated hosts encouraging them to participate in the show’s choreographed dance sequences. A core educational curriculum teaching fundamental movement skills to build confidence, coordination and creativity in kids underpins the episodes.
Ready Set Dance was developed in partnership with a group of Aussie preschool dance educators and dance studio owners, including Jade Barnes, Belinda Agostino, Natalie Ettingshausen, Glenda Yee and Priscilla Severino. Their Ready Set Dance class-based program for preschoolers is currently licensed in more than 150 dance schools in Australia and New Zealand.
The daily series will bow in Australia on January 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., airing periodically between Nick Jr. shows such as PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Nella the Princess Knight. It will also be available digitally on Nick Jr. Play, Foxtel On Demand and Oz IPTV provider Fetch.