The Wiggles are out with their new show, "Ready, Steady, Wiggle"
on Sprout. Check your local TV listings for times.
For more information on the tour, visit thewiggles.com.
Emma Watkins is part of the first generation that fell in love
with the Wiggles. She watched the show all the time and can be seen
dancing with her sister (wearing matching dresses, of course!) in
footage of a concert in Sydney, Australia.
Now, she is a Wiggle-the first-ever female Wiggle.
With a new album released, Watkins and her fellow Wiggles
castmates are taking the show on the road with their new worldwide
Taking Off! tour. The group will perform 21 new and classic songs
with Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and more friends in
"The most important thing for the Wiggles is to entertain and
educate children and allow them to learn in their own way," Watkins
says. "For me, I think the most important thing is to be a positive
role model for both boys and girls."
Watkins, the new yellow Wiggle, once dreamed of becoming a
ballerina. Now she not only gets to dance on stage, but she sings,
speaks French and plays the drums, all while wearing a large yellow
bow in her hair, which little girls in attendance have started to
"I can't imagine doing anything else," Watkins says.
When she was first approached, Watkins thought it was a prank.
But now, after going through training and becoming an official
Wiggle, she describes it as the most incredible journey.
Chicago families will have the chance to meet Watkins and
celebrate her birthday when the Taking Off! tour stops at Rosemont
Theatre Sept. 21 for two shows.
Lindsey is Chicago Parent's summer 2013 intern. She is a senior at Ball State University.
See more of Lindsey's stories here.
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