Federation Kids & Family has partnered with TVO in Canada and Producer Sarah Haasz to launch TVOkids Original “Let’s Dance." “At a time when so many of us are stuck at home and looking to stay active, ‘Let’s Dance’ inspires our young TVOkids audience to get up on their feet,” Marney Malabar, Director of Kids TV, TVO, said. “The series highlights incredibly talented young dancers and makes it possible for kids to learn a new skill while discovering their own signature dance moves.”
The new docu-style kids series, offering coaching lessons for children three to eight years old, will be distributed by Federation Kids and Family will handle worldwide distribution. The series is co-produced by TVOkids and Pillango Productions, a new production venture created by Haasz. This series serves as her first independent production.
Set in the National Ballet School of Canada, the original series will become accessible on tvokids.com or the TVOkids YouTube channel starting September of this year. “It was very important to create a series that was reflective of our audience both in diversity and skillset," Sarah Haasz, Founder of Pillango Productions, said. "We wanted this show to be authentic, aspirational, and relatable and we think the joy that is celebrated on screen through dance will resonate with any age group in any language. We can’t wait to share this sentiment internationally.”
In the show, children will practice for a finale performance, displaying the hardships they endure working in a virtual setting. The dance routines have been thoughtfully created for any age and skill level by choreographer Jordan Clark. “We have known Sarah for many years now as she also collaborates as a Creative Producer for Cottonwood Media,” Monica Levy, Head of Sales, Federation Kids & Family said. “She is an extremely talented individual with a wealth of expertise. It’s wonderful to be involved in this series, especially at a time when children worldwide need to be inspired and energized – so this production is just the ticket.”
At a time when so many of us are stuck at home and looking to stay active, ‘Let’s Dance’ inspires our young TVOkids audience to get up on their feet. The series highlights incredibly talented young dancers and makes it possible for kids to learn a new skill while discovering their own signature dance moves.” Marney Malabar Director of Kids TV, TVO