FEDERATION KIDS & FAMILY PARTNERS WITH TVO AND SARAH HAASZ TO LAUNCH TVOkids ORIGINAL LET’S DANCE
New docu-style kids dance series teaches viewers fresh moves and routines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Paris, France – Thursday 3rd June 2021) – Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family (part of Federation Entertainment) has partnered with TVO (Canada) and Canadian producer Sarah Haasz to launch TVOkids Original Let’s Dance, a lively new docu-style kids series.
TVOkids Original Let’s Dance (39 x 7 mins) is an unscripted, upbeat dance coaching series for children three to eight years old. Federation Kids and Family will handle worldwide distribution. The series is co-produced by TVOkids and Pillango Productions, a new production venture created by former broadcast executive Sarah Haasz. This series marks her first independent production.
Set in the inspiring studios of the National Ballet School of Canada, this high-energy series features ordinary kids with big personalities who just love to dance. Each child learns a simple dance routine, and each episode ends with a finale performance at a surprise location. From breakdancing to Bollywood, country to K-pop, dancers explore the world of movement as they mash up a variety of dance styles like ballet with breakdancing and disco with tutting. These young movers are up for anything. Viewers will also hear about the challenges the kids encounter and work through via video confessionals shared in each episode.
The dance routines have been thoughtfully 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), resulting in a series that promises to lift viewers off their feet!
Marney Malabar, Director of Kids TV, 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.”
Sarah 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, 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.”
Since 1970, TVO has existed to ignite the potential in everyone through the power of learning. Through impactful digital education products, in-depth current affairs, thought-provoking TVO Original documentaries, and award-winning TVOkids content, we prepare Ontarians for success in school and life. TVO’s ongoing evolution as a modern digital learning and media organization prepares us to serve Ontarians for generations to come. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. For more information, visit tvo.org and tvokids.com.
About Pillango Productions:
Established in 2020 by company founder Sarah Haasz, Pillango Productions is dedicated to creating properties that are authentic and relatable to a diverse audience worldwide
Her broad experience in kids’ media (broadcast and production) spans over 25 years. She spent 20 years in children’s television as a Broadcast Executive for some of the leading Canadian networks such as YTV, Treehouse TV, CBC Kids, Disney XD Canada, Disney Jr. Canada and Family Channel. She then moved into kids production creating original IPs and assisting producers in bringing their shows to fruition. As part of her network portfolio, she was involved in the execution of successful series and movies including: The Next Step, Raising Expectations, Backstage, Gaming Show, Playdate and Justin Time. Sarah is credited for her work on over 2,500 + hours of children’s programming in a variety of genres and continues to serve as a Creative Consultant to 3rd party producers.
About Federation Kids & Family:
Headed by co-founder David Michel, Federation Kids & Family is a global kids’ content producer and distributor, and a division of Federation Entertainment, a leading global media powerhouse specializing in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes premium original content featuring animated series and specials, as well as talent-driven live action drama series, with titles such as Presto! School of Magic, The Ollie and Moon Show, Squish (animation series) Find Me in Paris (tween drama series), The Star of Andra and Tati, (animation special) and more. Federation Kids & Family also focuses on building strategic partnerships and alliances with major international companies and broadcasters. http://fedent.com/kids-and-family/
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