Federation Kids & Family has partnered with TVO in Canada and Canadian producer Sarah Haasz to launch the docu-style kids’ series Let’s Dance.
The TVOkids original is an unscripted dance coaching series for children aged 3 to 8. The series is co-produced by TVOkids and Pillango Productions, a new production venture created by Haasz. Federation Kids & Family will handle worldwide distribution.
Set in the National Ballet School of Canada, Let’s Dance features ordinary kids with big personalities who love to dance. Each child learns a simple dance routine, and each episode ends with a finale performance at a surprise location. The dance routines have been created for any age and skill level by choreographer Jordan Clark, winner of So You Think You Can Dance and star of The Next Step.
Marney Malabar, director of kids’ TV at TVO, said, “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.”
Haasz, founder of Pillango Productions, said: “It was very important to create a series that was reflective of our audience both in diversity and skillset. 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.”
Monica Levy, head of sales at Federation Kids & Family, commented, “We have known Sarah for many years now as she also collaborates as a creative producer for Cottonwood Media. 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.”