Tidewater Dance Theater, Inc. Hit Entertainment: Angelina Ballerina Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Program in Tidewater VA

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AB Stars: Information and FAQ

Fequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to class?

GIRLS: wear pink leotards, pink tights and pink ballet shoes to all classes. Hair should be in a ballet bun or ponytail. Headbands and barrettes are recommended to keep hair out of eyes and off the face. No jewelry (Small stud earrings are allowed.) Ages 6 - 10 should have on hand a pair of regular tennis shoes for other class subjects covered (for example: hip hop)

BOYS: wear white tee shirts, black shorts, tights or sweatpants, white socks and black ballet or gymnastic shoes to all classes. Ages 6 - 10 should have on hand a pair of regular tennis shoes for other class subjects covered (for example: hip hop)

Please contact us to set up an appointment to have your child fitted for ballet shoes if needed. We usually have pink leotards, tights and ballet shoes in stock. Any items not in stock, please allow up 7 days for delivery.


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Helpful Tips...

  • Time passes quickly when you're having fun! Most children do not need water or snacks before or during class unless for medical reasons.


  • Children should arrive a few minutes early to be ready for the start of class. Children should be picked up promptly when class ends.


  • If a waiting room is not available in your location, and you want to stay close, please wait in the car so students are not distracted during class. You could also take a walk or jog and get a good workout too!


  • If you need to discuss anything regarding your child or the program, please contact one of TDT's directors by phone or email.


  • There are no refunds, exchanges or transfers allowed. There are no make-up days. Please make every attempt to have your child present for all classes so he or she will receive full benefit from their participation in AB Stars!

What is covered in the AB Stars Curriculum?

Students age 6 - 10 have the opportunity to explore a variety of dance genres. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, latin and/or folk dance are some of the subjects offered depending on the current session / location. All students in this age group participate in music and theater as well.

Younger AB Stars, age 3 to 5, focus mainly on ballet and tumbling and utilize various games, activities, scarves and musical instruments to help master certain concepts and skills.

Angelina Ballerina in-class materials, "Angelina Ballerina's Tip of the Week", classroom posters, videos, nutrition and recipe information, make learning fun! Classes are designed to help build confidence, inspire creativity and promote physical health.

All students will receive an official Angelina Ballerina Certificate and participate in a final stage show for family and friends with the public invited to attend!

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Where can I get updates and current information?

For up-to-date information, please check our news page and visit TDT's Twitter page for announcements and other updates on the program.

Program Heads:

DANCE. Deborah Davidson: President Tidewater Dance Theater, Inc., co-owner Northampton Dance Studios / The Dance Center in Newport News; Former Rockette, Radio City Music Hall, NYC, NY; Rudas Dancer, Montreal, Canada; Appeared in Hallelujah Hollywood, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas; Choreographer for local, national and international events and shows; Owner Pink Labels World of Dance. full bio / resume

MUSIC. Robert Wright: Adjunct Instructor, Old Dominion University: Music Department, Teaches Audio Engineering and Music in History & Culture classes; Composes music for choreography-based productions, various art exhibitions and multimedia presentations.

MUSICAL THEATER. Susan Hyska: Singer, dancer, actress in film and music videos, television, theater, and stage revues around the world. Performances include Ty Herndon, "Heathers Wall", Sony; Lead singer, "Hit City/High Voltage" Harrah's Reno, Nevada; "Get Your Stuff", reVision Films/Peoples Productions to name a few. Opening Acts/Live Appearances: Ty Herndon, The Beach Boys, Captain & Tenille, The Fifth Dimension, and more. Full resume

Main Teaching Staff:

Deborah Davidson
Robert Wright
Susan Hyska
Ashley Hall
Additional Instructors:
as needed


We look forward to meeting you in person and having your child
participate in the Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Program!

About ...

Tidewater Dance Theatre, Inc. (TDT). The company was established in 1973, and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the Tidewater Dance Theatre is to foster the development in the community of an appreciation for the art of dance by promoting, producing, and causing to be produced, musical and dance entertainment suitable for family viewing, and by taking part in activities having that end in view.

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Chapman Entertainment’s Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America, as well as Wallace & Gromit™, Shaun the Sheep™, Timmy Time™ and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations. HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. HIT is a part-owner of US-based preschool channel, PBS KIDS SproutSM.

Angelina Ballerina™ Angelina Ballerina, a beloved publishing property for close to three decades, is a little star with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. This feisty little mouse works hard to reach her goals and along the way, always learns from her mistakes. When little girls share in Angelina’s experiences, they’re inspired to go after their big dreams too. In addition to the critically acclaimed story books created by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig, Angelina Ballerina dances her way into the hearts of young girls on PBS KIDS® in the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps. Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps is a production of HIT Entertainment and THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG in association with Nickelodeon U.K. Limited.