Rockland School of Ballet, located on Lindsey Street, is now an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, joining a growing network of more than 110 studios across North America that offer weekly classes based on the beloved dancing mouse of the “Angelina Ballerina” book series and animated television program.

The 34-week program is inspired by the CG-animated series airing on PBS KIDS and Sprout, “Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps,” and will focus on one storybook per month.  Targeted at children age 3 to 6 years old, the program teaches beginner ballet at two levels.

The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum was developed by dance education specialist Beverly Spell, master teacher and author of the Leap ‘N Learn program. Angelina Ballerina’s voice will guide aspiring dancers through their movement lessons, and the program incorporates music from “Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps,” as well as custom music developed by Spell and composer Scott Killian.

Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy in the United States and Canada was launched by HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers, in partnership with AB Studio Licensing. The program already exists in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

To find out more details about the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy program at Rockland School of Ballet, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or