Limited Theatrical Release – The timeless and uplifting story revolves around three orphaned girls’ struggles to fulfill their dreams. Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil are adopted by eccentric explorer Professor Matthew Brown, whom the children affectionately call “Gum” and raised as sisters by his selfless nice, Sylvia. When “Gum” goes missing, Sylvia makes ends meet by taking in lodgers whose actions change their lives forever. The girls are enrolled in theater and put to work on the stage. This suits the ambitious Pauline, who longs to act. and Posy, a natural dancer, but Petrova, who dreams of becoming an aviator, suffers great frustration and disappointment. Their lives in show business are filled with triumphs, but hearts are broken and lessons are learned before “Gum” returns and ensures happy ending for the Fossil girls.
“Ballet Shoes” is set in the 1920s when life was so much different then the world we know today. Based on Streatfeild’s novel – “A Story of Three Children on The Stage”, this truly can become a classic. Orphaned as babies these girls become sisters and vow to help each other become part of history. Along the way the girls run into many bumps and hard times. But they show that you should never give up on your goals and dreams. It is a heartwarming story that will be enjoyed by many over the years. Dove awards this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.