Hi Kids, So You Think You Can Dance

HIT Entertainment’s Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Program (AB Stars) and Dizzy Feet Foundation unveiled a public service announcement (PSA) campaign Thursday starring Angelina Ballerina and Dizzy Feet founding members.

It is designed to encourage children’s awareness of and enthusiasm for dance. The initial two PSAs, positioned to encourage the aspirations of promising young dancers, feature Angelina Ballerina alongside Dizzy Feet founding members, including “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, director/producer Adam Shankman, and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

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“Co-starring in a PSA with Angelina Ballerina in support of young people who truly embody the values of Dizzy Feet Foundation and Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow was truly a pleasure. We look forward to awarding dance scholarships to such deserving aspiring dancers,” said Nigel Lythgoe, co-president of Dizzy Feet.

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The AB Stars Program and Dizzy Feet Foundation also partnered to present the first scholarships to young dancers showing exceptional promise as they pursue their dancing dreams.

EJ Minor, VP, Marketing, HIT Entertainment said, “Angelina Ballerina is proud to stand beside the Dizzy Feet Foundation as we announce the PSAs and scholarships that call out the benefits of dance and support the students who are actively pursuing their dreams.”

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The two 30-second PSAs feature Dizzy Feet board members in live action interacting with the CG animated Angelina Ballerina in her world at Camembert Academy. 

The PSAs will be featured in an online campaign and social media campaign as well as kid-targeted web sites, including the official Angelina Ballerina web site (www.angelinaballerina.com).

In 2011, the PSAs will appear on DVDs of popular HIT Entertainment properties, Angelina Ballerina, Thomas & Friends, Barney and Bob the Builder.

The Angelina Ballerina and Dizzy Feet Foundation PSAs debuted at a premiere event at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx.

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Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by producer Nigel Lythgoe, director Adam Shankman, “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba and actress Katie Holmes.

It aims to help underprivileged young people realize their dream of becoming professional dancers and to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States.

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Rakesh Raman