Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
GenreAnimated series
Created byKatharine Holabird & Helen Craig
Mallory Lewis
Based onClassic Angelina Ballerina works
written by Katharine Holabird
illustrated by Helen Craig
Directed byDavis Doi
Voices ofCharlotte Spencer(UK and US)
Naomi McDonald(US)
Jules de Jongh(US)
Jo Wyatt(US)
Emily Dormer(UK)
Simon Mattacks(UK and US)
Emma Tate(UK and US)
Leah Zabari(UK and US)
Beverley Klein(UK and US)
Charlie Cameron(UK)
Rachael Miller(UK)
Lizzie Waterworth(UK)
Louis Williams(UK)
Larissa Murray(US)
Theme music composerMark Williamson (music and lyrics)
Judy Rothman (lyrics)
Opening theme"Angelina Ballerina"
by Kacie Lynch (US)
Claire Morgan (UK)
Ending theme"Angelina Ballerina" (instrumental)
Andy Street
Original songs:
Mark Sayer-Wade (music)
Mark Williamson (music and lyrics)
Scott Erickson (music and lyrics)
Judy Rothman (lyrics)
Joseph K. Phillips (music and lyrics)
Music direction:
Richard M. Sherman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of series4
No. of episodes40
Executive producersJonathan Dern
Paul Sabella
Carol Monroe
Mallory Lewis
Brad Hood
ProducerRobert Winthrop
Running time28 minutes
Production companiesHIT Entertainment
SD Entertainment
WNET.ORG Thirteen
Original release
NetworkFive and Nick Jr. (UK)
PBS Kids (US)
Release5 September 2009 (2009-09-05) –
13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)
Angelina Ballerina

Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps is a CGI preschool animated children's television series and the successor of the Angelina Ballerina television series from 2001 to 2006; both series are in turn based on the Angelina Ballerina series of children's books by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig.[1] The series first aired on 5 September 2009 on PBS Kids in the United States.

The Next Steps is different from the first TV series as it uses CGI animation. The series features songs with music by Mark Sayer-Wade, Scott Erickson and Mark Williamson and lyrics by Judy Rothman, Williamson and Erickson, as well as several songs written and arranged by Barney & Friends composer, Joseph K. Phillips. Richard M. Sherman is the music director of the series.


The series celebrates music and songs and brings to life many forms of dance for Angelina including ballet, tap dancing, jazz, classical, and ethnic. As a ballerina, Angelina's life revolves around dancing, singing and performance, family, friends, friendship, and following her dreams. This series sees 8-year-old Angelina and her family move to the other side of Chipping Cheddar to attend a performing arts school called Camembert Academy. It features the debut of Ms. Mimi, Angelina's new teacher and new friends like Viki, Marco, Gracie, and A.J., as well as her best friend Alice who joins Camembert Academy.[2]




SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1105 September 2009 (2009-09-05)7 November 2009 (2009-11-07)
21014 November 2009 (2009-11-14)16 January 2010 (2010-01-16)
31023 January 2010 (2010-01-23)3 April 2010 (2010-04-03)
4104 September 2010 (2010-09-04)13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)

Series 1 (2009)

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code [8]
11Angelina's New Home5 September 2009 (2009-09-05)101
Angelina's New School

Angelina is not thrilled about her move to the other side of Chipping Cheddar, and even plans to quit her new school.

Character debuts: Angelina, Polly, Mr. Mouseling, Mrs. Mouseling

It is Angelina's first day of school and it does not go as well as she planned it would.

Character debuts: Marco, Viki, Gracie
22Angelina's New Ballet Teacher12 September 2009 (2009-09-12)102
Angelina's Dance Partner

Angelina worries she will not learn much from her new ballet teacher Ms. Mimi since she teaches differently from her old teacher, Ms. Lilly.

Song: Best Toe Forward

Angelina's best friend, Alice gets sick and cannot dance with Angelina on Dance-With-A-Partner-Day, so she decides to let Viki dance with her.

Character debuts: Ms. Mimi, Alice

Song: Forever Friends (Friendship is Forever)
33Angelina's Gift for Ms. Mimi19 September 2009 (2009-09-19)103
Angelina's Oldest Friend

Angelina, Gracie, Marco and Viki want to give Ms. Mimi the best birthday ever, but things do not go to plan.

Song: A Song for Ms. Mimi (We Love You)

Angelina introduces Alice to her new Camembert Academy friends.

Song: My Friend Alice
44Angelina and the Hip Hop Kid26 September 2009 (2009-09-26)104
Angelina and the Broken Fiddle

Angelina meets A.J., a new student at Camembert Academy.

Character debut: A.J.

Angelina and Polly accidentally break their father's fiddle.

Character debut: Mrs. Thimble

Song: Fiddle Around
55Angelina and Alice's Big Night3 October 2009 (2009-10-03)105
Angelina and the Giant

Angelina wants her old friend Alice to attend a concert tour as her special guest, but Alice has an ice-skating event that night so they have to hurry between events. Then Angelina learns Alice will be starting at Cambembert.

Song: I'm Your Friend Too

Angelina and Alice create a prop for "Jackie and the Beanstalk", starring Gracie as the lead role.

Song: Giant Song
66Angelina's Musical Day10 October 2009 (2009-10-10)106
Angelina's Crazy Solo

Ms. Mimi develops laryngitis while directing rehearsals for a class production of "Peter & the Wolf", so she communicates with the students by using music.

Angelina tries to have her way when she and her friends put on a show.
77Angelina and the Irish Jig17 October 2009 (2009-10-17)107
Angelina En Pointe

Viki returns from Tippermousy with a disk of Irish music, which Angelina accidentally breaks while learning how to do an Irish jig. To make amends, she arranges an Irish-theme party for her classmate, but it leads to a misunderstanding as Viki thinks Angelina is spreading rumours about her.

Angelina tries to audition for the Mouskinov Ballet, and tries to dance en pointe like the older students.

Song: I Will Be a Star
88Angelina's Rock Band24 October 2009 (2009-10-24)108
Angelina's Lost Ice Skates

Angelina joins a band, but her enthusiasm fades because she believes her part is unimportant.

Song: Rock Band Song (Every Part Counts in Rock ‘n’ Roll)

Angelina loses her ice skates when she is supposed to take part in a big show with Alice, and they have to retrace their steps to find them.
99Angelina and the New Music Store31 October 2009 (2009-10-31)109
Angelina and Ms. Mimi

Angelina celebrates the grand opening of her dad's new music shop, but Ms. Thimble complains about the noise.

Song: As the Music Plays

Ms. Mimi admonishes Angelina for being loud in class, leading Angelina to be overly apologetic to Ms. Mimi.

Song: I Should Have Listened to My Friends
1010Angelina and Super Polly7 November 2009 (2009-11-07)110
Angelina's Dance Like a Cake Day

After reading a book about a mouseling with superhero powers, Polly thinks she might have special abilities too.

Viki puts together Dance-Like-a-Cake Day, in which dancers must bring a cake associated with a dance, but Angelina's plans may fall flat after her gingerbread house collapses.

Song: Super Polly (Everyone is Good at Something)

Series 2 (2009–2010)

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code [8]
111Angelina's Sleepover14 November 2009 (2009-11-14)201
Angelina's Noisy, Messy Lunchtime

Angelina, Viki, and Gracie have a sleepover the night before the Silly Hat Carnival, but stay up too late and then oversleep, causing them to miss an important ballet rehearsal.

Song: Angelina's Slumber Party (Dancing in the Moonlight)

Ms. Mimi cancels lunchtime rehearsals when Angelina and her friends are too loud, noisy, and messy, leading Angelina to host the rehearsals in her attic dance studio.

Song: Dancing Butterfly
122Angelina's Holiday Treats21 November 2009 (2009-11-21)202
Angelina and the Front Row Ticket

Angelina and Marco overindulge in candy canes and gingerbread cookies prior to a performance of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy".

Song: Holiday Treats (Holiday Time)

Angelina is excited about seeing "The Nutcracker" and invites two of her friends to go with her but then realizes she only has one extra ticket, so now she has to decide between Alice and Viki.

Song: Front Row Seats (Home of Ballet)
133Angelina Keeps the Peace28 November 2009 (2009-11-28)203
Angelina and Alice Mousikova

Angelina, Viki, Gracie and A.J. work together to develop a dance for class, but Gracie and AZ disagree over what the dance should be, so Angelina must find a way get everyone to agree with each other.

Alice adopts the persona of her idol, Russian gymnast Anna Mousikova, after Miss Mimi assigns reports on the mouselings' heroes. Alice becomes so obsessed with her idol, she distances herself from her friends.

Songs: "The Best For You"
144Angelina and Gracie's Creative Day5 December 2009 (2009-12-05)204
Angelina's Big Part

Gracie contemplates copying an established dance for Make-It-All-Up-Day when she cannot come up with one on her own, but Angelina persuades her to improvise a new routine.

Angelina has second thoughts about playing the main part in a school play "Once Upon a Pillow" when she learns her character is asleep for most of the performance.

Songs: It Takes a Lot of Dancers
155Angelina and the Tummy Butterflies12 December 2009 (2009-12-12)205
Angelina and the Magician

The mouselings learn about jazz dance, improvisation, and poetry, but when they have to present poems to the entire class Alice develops a serious case of "tummy butterflies" and Angelina must help Alice with memorizing her poem.

Gracie, who has been tap dancing for years, forgets practicing in favor of learning magic.

Song: A Step at a Time
166Angelina Cheerleader19 December 2009 (2009-12-19)206
Angelina's Ballet School

Angelina tries to support Marco in the Mouse Marathon, which includes forming a cheerleading team to cheer him on, but all the attention unnerves him.

Angelina opens her own ballet school in the attic to teach Polly ballet, but her overbearing manner soon causes her sister to quit.

Songs: One, Two, Three, Four, Five
177Angelina and the Roquefort's Rhythmic Ghost26 December 2009 (2009-12-26)207
Angelina's Lunch Table

Gracie, Angelina, Viki, and A.J. think they heard a mysterious tapping noise in Roquefort Hall is from a ghost.

Angelina's friendship with Gracie is strained due to the many friends that Angelina has and the limited time she has to spend with each of them.

Songs: And That Makes You My Friend
188Angelina and the Big News2 January 2010 (2010-01-02)208
Angelina's Secret Valentine

When Angelina, Viki, and Marco mistakenly think Ms. Mimi is getting married after overhearing her talking on the phone, they learn about wedding marches and organ music in order to make her wedding day special.

Character debut: Mr. Chirpyface

Angelina receives a Valentine card from a secret admirer.

Songs: "Let's Make Valentines"
199Angelina and the Front Page9 January 2010 (2010-01-09)209
Angelina's Cheese Roll

Angelina helps her dad take pictures of Camembert Academy and its students for a Mouseland Herald story, but the assignment turns difficult because Gracie wants to be in every shot.

Song: Cheese

Angelina helps A.J. learn the complicated "Cheese Roll" dance.

Song: A Step at a Time
2010Angelina and the Musical Plant16 January 2010 (2010-01-16)210
Angelina's Hip Hop Boys Show

When the mouselings cannot agree on the music for a show, Angelina forges a compromise by applying a lesson from a science project.

Song: It's Spring

Angelina is set to direct a hip-hop dance show, but it may not go on when A.J. hurts his foot.

Series 3 (2010)

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
211Angelina and the Cheddar Cheese Slide23 January 2010 (2010-01-23)301
Angelina and the Case of the Missing Music

Angelina, Marco and A.J. need one more person for their "Cheddar Cheese Slide" dance. Gracie joins in, but because she only knows the French version, things do not go so smoothly.

Viki turns detective when Marco's sheet music disappears.

Song: Solve the Mystery
222Angelina, the Pet Sitter30 January 2010 (2010-01-30)302
Angelina and the Music Box

Angelina pet-sits Ms. Mimi's canary, Mr. Chirpyface for the weekend, but the bird escapes from its cage and she has to look for him.

Angelina accidentally breaks a music box that Polly received from her grandmother.

Song: I'll Miss Out On the Fun of Doing My Part
233Angelina and the Dance-A-Thon6 February 2010 (2010-02-06)303
Angelina and the Art Show

Gracie accidentally recycles the pledge sheet when Angelina and her friends hold a Chipping Cheddar Earth Club dance marathon.

Song: The Mouseling Twirl

Viki tries to paint Angelina and Gracie for the Camembert art show, but they cannot hold still long enough for her to finish the picture.

Song: Using Our Imaginations (We Can Be Anything)
244Angelina's Hiccups20 February 2010 (2010-02-20)304
Angelina and the Must-Have Ballet Bag

Angelina gets the hiccups and her friends help her get rid of them.

Angelina wants an Eva the Diva bag but is convinced otherwise by Viki.

Song: I Just Want to Be Me
255Angelina's Room27 February 2010 (2010-02-27)305
Angelina's Camembert Parade

Angelina and Gracie learn that being roommates is not always easy when Gracie stays with Angelina for a few days.

Song: There is Not Enough Space

Angelina organizes a parade.

Song: Teamwork
266Angelina and the Band Leader6 March 2010 (2010-03-06)306
Angelina and Polly's Two-Hour Show

A.J. breaks one of his drumsticks, making rehearsal for Angelina's musical ensemble impossible, until he discovers another way to keep the beat.

Angelina and Polly put on a show for their parents, but Mr. and Mrs. Mouseling are so tired they can barely keep their eyes open.

Song: Win the Prize
277Angelina and the Marcel Mouseau Mime Challenge13 March 2010 (2010-03-13)307
Angelina and the Disco Dance Craze

Marco has a chance to win tickets to see his favorite mime artist.

Gracie cannot stop disco dancing.

Song: Disco Crazy
288Angelina and the Mouselinghood of the Dancing Shoes20 March 2010 (2010-03-20)308
Angelina and Her Parents' Dance Lesson

The boys want to join the newly formed girls' club.

Song: We're Best Friends

Angelina's parents take swing dance lessons.

Song: Swing Thing
299Angelina and the New Jeans27 March 2010 (2010-03-27)309
Angelina and the Poster

Angelina and Alice create a new way to dance for A.J. when he is unable to dance in his new jeans.

Angelina and Marco design a poster.

Song: Camembert Is Where I Love to Be
3010Angelina's Nature Dance3 April 2010 (2010-04-03)310
Angelina's Spring Fling

Angelina and her classmates create a nature-inspired dance routine.

Song: I Love My Sister So

On a cold day, Angelina and her friends learn about spring traditions from around the world to try and make spring come faster.

Song: Our Favorite Time of Year Is Spring

Series 4 (2010)

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
311Angelina's Fancy Tutu4 September 2010 (2010-09-04)401
Angelina and the Musical Theater

Angelina finds a fancy tutu, and she and Polly search for the owner.

When the "Mousical the Musical" performance is cancelled at Camembert, Viki and her friends decided to perform their own show.

Special guest: Perry Parmesan

Song: Welcome, It's Showtime!
322Angelina and the Heart on Ice11 September 2010 (2010-09-11)402
Angelina's Kitchen Band

Angelina and Alice need to think of a love-themed routine for Chipping Cheddar's Hockey Game and they ask Marco to help them.

Song: You and Me

Ms. Mimi shows the mouselings that music is everywhere by taking them on a field trip.
333Angelina and the Carnival18 September 2010 (2010-09-18)403
Angelina Jumps the River

When Marco feels nostalgic for the Costa Mousa Carnival, Viki plans one for him, but it is Polly's birthday the same day it is set.

Angelina has a hard time completing her assignment until Polly gives her an idea.
344"Angelina and the Windy Children's Day"25 September 2010 (2010-09-25)404
"Angelina and Ms. Mimi's Dance"

The Mouselings' Annual Children's Day does not go to plan.

Song: Children's Day

Ms. Mimi performs a special modern dance, and explains to the mouselings that it took a lot of support and practice.

Song: Making It Look Easy (Is As Not As Easy As It Looks)
355Angelina and the Mini-Mouseling2 October 2010 (2010-10-02)405
Angelina's Helpful Friend

Polly wants to become taller, so Angelina and her friends show her that she should be happy about her size.

Viki tries to help everybody at once.
366Angelina's Mother Day9 October 2010 (2010-10-09)406
Angelina's Father Day Surprise

Angelina is inspired by musical dynamics that Ms. Mimi had taught in class to make her chores fun as a Mother's Day Gift.

Song: Helping Hands (Wouldn't It Be Nice?)

While decorating the store for Father's Day, Angelina and Polly learn about klezmer music.
377Angelina and Polly's Big Day16 October 2010 (2010-10-16)407
Angelina and the Smelly Cheese

When Alice is babysitting Polly, Angelina becomes worried Polly prefers Alice over her.

Song: My Big Sister

The mouselings are worried that Mrs. Thimble's special Fête Française cheese, which has an overwhelming smell, will scare everyone away.
388Angelina's Indian Lunchtime23 October 2010 (2010-10-23)408
Angelina, A.J. and Cheezy Z

Marco wants to perform the Indian epic Ramayana for a school performance, but his friends would rather do "Mouselina". After learning the story of his selection, however, the mouselings change their minds and surprise him by learning the song and choreography.

Song: Ramayana

A.J. drops big hints as to what he wants for his birthday, but his friends have another gift in mind.
399Angelina's Trick or Treat Feat30 October 2010 (2010-10-30)409
Angelina and the Laughing Poet

When the mouselings' costumes do not arrive in time for Halloween, Angelina and her friends decide to make their own.

Song: Express Ourselves

The mouselings have to portray emotions through poetry, but Alice cannot keep a straight face.
4010Angelina and the Dragon Dance13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)410
Angelina's Opera

Viki wants to do the dragon dance with her friends as an assignment.

Song: Chinese Dragon Dance

Angelina's class must present the history of Chipping Cheddar's Cheese Day to town.

Songs: So Much History / The Cheese of Chipping Cheddar


No. overall No. in season Title Original air date Prod. code
41 1 Angelina Ballerina: The Shining Star Trophy 3 September 2011 501
Angelina helps her friends prepare for a special talent show with an amazing prize and forgets to practice her own routine until it is almost too late.
42 2 Angelina Ballerina: Dreams Do Come True 8 September 2012 502
Angelina wins the Mouseland Herald's "Big Dreams Do Come True" competition and a place at the Metroquefort Ballet Junior Dance Company. She has to make a decision whether or not she wants to continues her dreams or continue on with her life at the Camembert Academy with the love and nurturing care from her friends and family.

Songs: If I Listen To My Heart / Dreams Do Come True

DVD compilation

# Title Episodes Bonus Features Air Date
1 Love to Dance Angelina's New School, Angelina's Dance Partner, Angelina's Oldest Friend, Angelina's Sleepover and Angelina and the Hip Hop Kid "Get Up and Dance" Music Video

"I Will Be a Star" Karaoke Video

31 August 2010
2 The Nutcracker Sweet Angelina and the Front Row Ticket, Angelina's Holiday Treats, Angelina and Alice Mousikova, Angelina's Gift For Ms. Mimi and Angelina Keeps The Peace "Prima Ballerina" Puzzles

"Front Row Seats" Karaoke Video

12 October 2010
3 Ballet Dreams Angelina's New Home, Angelina's New Ballet Teacher, Angelina En Pointe, Angelina's Ballet School and Angelina and the New Music Store "Create Your Own Dream Routine" Game 1 March 2011
4 Pop Star Girls Angelina's Crazy Solo, Angelina Rock Band, Angelina's Hip Hop Boys Show, Angelina And the Giant and Angelina and the Broken Fiddle Dancing Star Memory Game 7 June 2011
5 Dancing on Ice Angelina's Lost Ice Skates, Angelina and Alice's Big Night, Angelina's Cheese Roll, Angelina's Lunch Table and Angelina and Gracie's Creative Day Polly's Picture Matching Game 11 October 2011
6 Sweet Valentine Angelina's Secret Valentine, Angelina and the Hearts of Ice, Angelina and the Big News, Angelina and the Mouselinghood of the Dancing Shoes and Angelina and the Laughing Poet Angelina's Special Dance Club Game

"Get Up and Dance" Music Video

3 January 2012
7 Musical Moves Angelina and the Dance Craze, Angelina and the Tummy Butterflies, Angelina and the Magician, Angelina and Ms. Mimi's Dance and Angelina, A.J. and Cheezy Z. A "Dance A Day" Dance Club 12 June 2012
8 The Mouseling Mysteries Angelina and the Roquefort's Rhythmic Ghost, Angelina and the Case of the Missing Music, Angelina, the Pet Sitter, Angelina and Super Polly and Angelina and the Marcel Mouseau Mime Challenge "Solve the Mystery" Karaoke Music Video

Prima Ballerina Puzzles

12 March 2013
9 Superstar Sisters Angelina and the Music Box, Angelina's Nature Dance, Angelina Jumps the River, Angelina and the Mini-Mouseling and Angelina and Polly's Big Day Polly's Picture Matching Game

"I Will Be a Star" Karaoke Music Video

7 March 2017
10 Ballerina Princess Angelina's Big Part, Angelina and Polly's Two-Hour Show, Angelina's Fancy Tutu, Angelina and the Carnival and Angelina's Indian Lunchtime Angelina's Stupendous Dress-Up Game 6 March 2012
11 Twirling Tales Angelina's Dance Like a Cake Day, Angelina's Noisy, Messy Lunchtime, Angelina and the Musical Plant, Angelina and Her Parents Dance Lessons and Angelina Mother's Day "One, Two, Three, Four, Five" Karaoke Music Video

"Do the Swing Thing" Karaoke Music Video

12 November 2013
12 On With the Show Angelina' Musical Day, Angelina And the Bandleader, Angelina and Ms Mimi, Angelina's Kitchen Band and Angelina and the Father's Day Surprise Angelina's Pictures Game

"I Will Be a Star" Karaoke Music Video

21 January 2014
13 Perfectly Pink Angelina Cheerleader, Angelina's Hiccups, Angelina and The Must Have Ballet Bag, Angelina's Room and Angelina's Helpful Friend "There Is Not Enough Space" Karaoke Music Video

"I Just Want to Be Me" Karaoke Music Video

6 November 2012
14 Dance Around the World Angelina and The Irish Jig, Angelina and The Cheddar Cheese Slide, Angelina and The Windy Children's Day, Angelina and The Smelly Cheese and Angelina and The Dragon Dance "Create Your Own Dream" Routine Game

"A Step at a Time" Karaoke Music Video "Angelina's Slumber Party (Dancing in the Moonlight)" Karaoke Music Video

7 November 2017
15 Spring Fling Angelina's Spring Fling, Angelina and the Front Page, Angelina and the New Jeans, Angelina's Trick-or-Treat Feat and Angelina and the Poster Angelina's Stupendous Dress-Up Game!

"Get Up and Dance" Music Video Trailers

11 March 2014
16 Mousical Medleys Angelina and the Musical Theater, Angelina and the Art Show, Angelina's Camembert Parade, Angelina and the Dance-A-Thon and Angelina's Opera "Front Row Seats" Karaoke Music Video

Dancing Star Memory Game

9 July 2013


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