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[[caption-width-right:300:Everyone remembers the dolls...but the TV show is worth a trip down memory lane too. ]]
->''"If it is to be, it's up to me!"''

''Sky Dancers'' was an animated cartoon series, based on a series of Creator/{{Galoob}} toys of the same name, featuring [[FiveManBand five students]] studying at Dame Skyla's High Hope Dance Academy. Jade, Camille, Breeze, Angelica and Slam are called upon by Dame Skyla, who is secretly Queen of the Wingdom, to protect her territory from her evil brother-in-law, Skyclone, who terrorizes the kingdom of her deceased husband, Skyler, with his Horrorcanes, Terrornadoes and a trio of imps named Mumbo, Jumbo, and Snarl in attempts to capture [[MacGuffin The Skyswirl Stone]].

A France-U.S. co-production between Gaumont Multimédia (now Xilam Animation), and Abrams / Gentile Entertainment (the original creators), the series was launched in 1996. A total of 28 episodes were produced. Apparently, the reason behind the show not getting anymore episode after that was the new E/I rules having just taken into effect, preventing its continuation.

In 2005, video game publisher Crave Entertainment joins Abrams / Gentile Entertainment (the original creators), to work on a continuation of the animated series, for GameBoyAdvance. The video game, however, had Jade, Camille and Angelica, fighting to protect their land from their arch nemesis, Skyclone, who had kidnapped Queen Skyla, their mother, in exchange for their [[MacGuffin Skyswirl Stone]].

!! Examples:

* AdBumpers: At least two of them reference the show's general catchphrase:
-->"If it is to be, it's up to me!"
%%* BigBad: Skyclone.
* BrokenBird: Skyla used to be a happy-go-lucky girl who didn't involve herself in the Wingdom's affairs. After Skyler's death, she took an active role as the Wingdom's ruler and became a strong, and sometimes stoic, monarch.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Neither Breeze nor Slam can just tell their love interests (Angelica and Jade respectively) how they really feel. BelligerentSexualTension results.
%%* ChaosArchitecture: The Netherworld.
* CrusadingWidow: Skyla, who is trying to rule and protect the Wingdom after the death of Skyler (her lover).
* DeadPersonImpersonation: One episode had Skyclone impersonate Skyler.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Although the series centers around the titular Sky Dancers, the underlying plot seems to be Skyla coming to terms with her husband's death and being able to move on and be an effective leader.
* DisposableLoveInterest: Camille's love interest Gorp is never seen or mentioned again after the end of his episode, despite Camille's [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove promise never to forget him]].
* DoppelgangerAttack: Skyclone can clone himself and split into ten miniature hims.
* DreamBallet: Skyla goes into a trance on the anniversary of Skyler's death and dreams that they are dancing together. In actuality, she is dancing alone.
* ElementalPowers: [[MeaningfulName Breeze]] has control over [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[WeatherManipulation rain]], and [[GreenThumb nature]].
* EnemyMine: "The Alliance" has Skyclone helping the heroes against evil winged gargoyles, who are eventually [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath crushed by giant rocks]].
* EnhancedOnDVD: Some animation was improved on the [=DVDs=], though it used all-new music and altered some lines.
* EvilIsHammy: Skyclone. He constantly rants about he is going to ''TAKE OVER THE WINGDOM'' and how ''THE WINGDOM IS MIIIINNNEEE!'' Very prone to EvilGloating in general. His Imps have a touch of it, too.
%%* FieryRedhead: Slam
%%* FiveManBand
%%** TheLeader: Angelica
%%** TheLancer: Breeze
%%** TheChick: Camille
%%** TheBigGuy: Slam
%%** TheSmartGirl: Jade
* FreakyFridayFlip: The episode "Where's My Body" has this as part of Skyclone's latest plan to conquer the Wingdom.
* GreenEyedMonster: Angelica becomes one when high school reporter Caroline starts to flirt with Breeze. Villains Skyclone and Skyvia also count, as does Rudolph Fareev for an episode.
* HarpOfFemininity: Both Skyla and Jade play the Harp of Peace beautifully.
* HeroicSacrifice: Skyler used a Death Spin against Skyclone, robbing the latter of his wings and banishing him to the Netherworld, but dying in the process. [[spoiler: [[DisneyDeath Or so Skyla thinks]] ]].
%%* TheHighQueen: Queen Skyla.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: When transformed, the Sky Dancers are the same size as the toys.
* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: Camille can make anything she imagines out of clouds, and imbue it with a life of its own.
%%* {{Invisibility}}: Jade's power.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Slam's competitive and brash nature and tendency to trend towards rather unsportsmanlike behavior often makes him come off as this.
* JerkJock: Though he has nothing on Brandon, who exemplifies all of Slam's negative traits with none of his positive ones.
* JumpedAtTheCall: The five teenagers have very few questions about being shrunk down and thrust into a different dimension where flying is basically required.
* MadScientist: The Tinker. He is also a Mad Inventor.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: While on Earth, not so much, but while Breeze is in the Wingdom, his Sky Dancer costume and power-set are very much evocative of this.
* MerchandiseDriven: The show was created to sell the toys.
* MissingMom: Jade's mother was absent for several years due to [[ParentalAbandonment leaving Jade and her father to pursue her ballet career]].
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]: Well, Jade's mother thought she did anyway. She claims that she chose her career over raising her because "a woman couldn't have a family and a career 'in those days'".[[note]]It's [[PlayedForDrama left deliberately vague]] as to whether or not this is actually the case...[[/note]] Jade naturally thinks it's just an excuse.
* MyLittlePanzer: The Sky Dancer toys are basically flying, spinning, helicopter-dolls that leave their base at high speed when a string is pulled. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15764_5-least-surprising-toy-recalls-all-time.html Guess what happens when they hit people.]][[note]]Similar toys have come out since then. There was even a brief Sky Dancers revival.[[/note]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Skyler's death is shown in the first episode via flashback [[spoiler: Averted, because he is MIA but not really dead]].
* PowerFloats: Skyclone, as opposed to straight-up flying.
* ReplacedTheThemeTune: The cartoon had a different opening and entirely new background music when it was released in volumes on DVD. All in all, there have been three different theme songs.
* RevengeByProxy: Skyclone cannot get revenge for Skyler taking his right of flight away, so he decides to take his anger out on the Wingdom and on his sister-in-law.
* RhymesOnADime: You can count on one hand the number of the Tinker's lines that ''don't'' rhyme. The Sky Dancers also fall victim to it from time to time.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Caroline takes this to obnoxious levels. Even the even-tempered Queen Skyla dubs her a "sneaky little journalistic snoop".
* ShapeShifting: Gorp, a one-episode villain that worked for Skyclone, but then [[HeelFaceTurn saw the error of his ways]].
* SiblingRivalry: Skyclone, the king's eldest son, attempts to kill his younger brother Skyler who was named the Wingdom's king.
* SpearCounterpart: ''WesternAnimation/DragonFlyz'' took the same concept as the ''Sky Dancers'' toys and turned them into an action figure line (and cartoon) marketed to boys.
* StationaryWings: Because they're modeled after the toy, the wings seem suited to gliding and rarely ever flap. Sometimes the Sky Dancers just hover without their wings moving.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Of the 5 kids' "stage show costume"-like Sky Dancer outfits, the girls' are all around pretty tame and tasteful, while still being fascinating and imaginative. Rather, it's the two ''boys''' outfits that seem to trend toward this, what with both of them emphasizing their muscular physiques, Slam's half-shirt thing going on, and Breeze's showing more skin than any of the girls.
* SuperStrength: Slam, sometimes to the point of him [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength not knowing his own strength]].
* TakenForGranite: One episode has Skyclone turning the citizens of the Wingdom into statues with a poisoned lemonade.
* TakingYouWithMe: Skyler tried to do this with Skyclone, but it ended up taking away Skyclone's wings and [[spoiler: trapping Skyler in another dimension.]]
%%* TerribleTrio: The imps.
* ThemeTuneRollCall: This happens during the U.S. theme song, but not the international or home video themes.
* TheMourningAfter: Skyla still mourns for her lost husband [[TheLostLenore Skyler]], and this tragic romance plays a pivotal part in many of the episodes.
* TheRival: Skyvia sees Skyla as this, though Skyla just wants to make peace with her.
%%* TimeMaster: Angelica.
%%* TheMentor: Queen Skyla is this to the Sky Dancers.
%%* TheSpock: Jade. Slam even lampshades her as this trope.
%%* TwoGirlsToATeam: Inverted and GenderFlipped.
* VillainTeamUp: Skyclone and Gorp the shapeshifter team up in one episode, before ThePowerOfLove breaks them up.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Angelica can stop time, Breeze can create wind, Slam can control gravity, Jade can turn invisible...and Camille can make shapes out of clouds. That disappear after awhile. Given that two of her companions can warp the fabric of space and time, one is a ninja, and the other is [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]], that's more than a little bit of a letdown.
* WingedHumanoid: The Sky Dancers, and other winged beings in the Wingdom.
* YouMeddlingKids: Skyclone uses a variation of this "insult" at least once.
* YouMonster: Skyla calls out Skyclone for using the anniversary of Skyler's death to trap her. Sadly, the [[InsultBackfire comment was taken as a compliment]].