Philadelphia, PA - April 2, 2007 - PBS KIDS Sprout
(SproutOnline.com), the first and only 24-hour preschool
destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5
and their parents and caregivers is dancing into the spring season
with the week-long Sprout's Dance Party event, airing from Friday,
April 20 through Friday, April 27, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT each
Coinciding with National Dance Week, Sprout's Dance Party will
feature the world television movie premiere of Angelina Ballerina's
All Dancers On Deck on Friday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, as well
as a special presentation of Angelina Ballerina's Princess Dance on
Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m. Both movies will repeat at
various times throughout the week (check local listings).
Dance-themed episodes of Sprout's gold-standard, curriculum-based
programs such as Bob The Builder™, Sesame Street®, Teletubbies™,
Jay Jay the Jet Plane™ , Dragon Tales™ and, of course, Angelina
Ballerina, will air each day alongside viewer submitted videos
highlighting preschoolers from all across the country showing off
their best dance moves. Viewer submitted videos will also be
available on SproutOnline.com and Sprout On Demand.
"Dancing is a fun way for preschoolers to get active and keep
fit," said Sandy Wax, president of PBS KIDS Sprout. "Sprout
is committed to taking a proactive role in addressing children's
health issues, whether it's inspiring kids to eat nutritious meals
with Sprout Diner or getting fit through fun activities like
dancing on Sprout's Dance Party. It's never too soon to
instill healthy habits in your kids."
For the fifth consecutive year, Angelina Ballerina is the
National Children's Spokescharacter for National Dance Week.
In addition, Angelina will join author Katharine Holabird and
illustrator Helen Craig on a multi-city book tour (courtesy of
Penguin Books and HIT Entertainment) where aspiring ballerinas can
hear book readings and meet Angelina Ballerina. Angelina will
also make special appearances at the American Ballet Theatre's
family performances in select cities. For more information
and Angelina's appearance schedule, please visit www.angelinaballerina.com
PBS KIDS SproutSM (SproutOnline.com) the first and
only 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and
online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, was
created as a partnership among Comcast Corporation, the country's
leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications
products and services; HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of
quality entertainment for young children; PBS (Public Broadcasting
Service), the most trusted distributor of award-winning children's
programming; and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational
organization behind Sesame Street.
The 24-hour network, which launched in September 2005, is
available on digital cable and satellite to 20 million homes.
With over 110 million orders in 2006, Sprout is the #1 Kids On
Demand service. The network's program lineup of
gold-standard, curriculum-based children's shows includes:
Sesame Street®, Bob the Builder™, Barney & Friends™, Thomas
& Friends™, Angelina Ballerina™, Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese
Cat™, Caillou™, The Berenstain Bears™, Jay Jay the Jet
Plane™, Teletubbies™, Dragon Tales™, Pingu™, Make Way For Noddy™,
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks™, and more.
PBS KIDS Sprout