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On this day in history…November 13

on November 13, 2013

Actress, comedian and author Whoopi Goldberg was born on November 13, 1955. For more information about this event, click here.

Plum Fantastic

Although Alexandrea does not want to be a ballerina, her mother enrolls her in ballet school and she is chosen for the starring role in the school recital even though she is an awful dancer and suffers from stage fright.

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Toeshoe Trouble

Brenda Black tells her spoiled cousin Tiffany that she owns a pair of ballerina Camilla Freeman’s tap shoes, but then Tiffany demands to see the shoes, which actually belong to the headmistress of Brenda’s ballet school.

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Perfectly Prima

Perfectionistic Jerzey desperately wants to be a good ballet dancer like her sisters, but her efforts to learn are repeatedly thwarted, until she finds help in an unexpected place.

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Terrible Terrel

Nine-year-old Terrel Liu tries to sabotage her father’s new relationship with the aunt of her ballet class nemesis.

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Sugar Plums to the Rescue

Triplets Jessica, JoAnn, and Jerzey and their friends in ballet class try to keep the building that houses The Nutcracker School from being torn down, while also trying to rescue a stray kitten.

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Dancing Diva

When Epatha tries to spice up the choreography of the new ballet in Harlem with her free-spirited style, the rest of theSugar Plum ballerinas encourage her to keep her toes in line.


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