When orphans Sorrel, Mark, and Holly are sent to live with their grandmother, a famous English actress, she enrolls them in the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training-the same Academy that made the orphans from Ballet Shoes famous so long ago. It's the chance of a lifetime-but the Academy won't give the children the "proper education" their parents would have wanted. Still, their grandmother is determined to have them carry on the family tradition.
Eventually, the children learn to like-even love!-the Academy. Sorrel discovers she's got a real dramatic flair. Mark finds his voice as a singer. And Holly charms everyone with her adorable, impish ways. Maybe talent does run in the family!