I have always been a fan of Ballet, and I love watching the Ballet plays. When I was little, I was in Ballet and Tap dancing~ and I loved it. I wasn't flexible/limber enough remain in ballet, but I kept with the Tap. My sister went through ballet, and made it to the hard toe shoes. I remember hearing her mention the different positions, or moves of ballet. I loved the sounds of the words, and thought the different moves were beautiful and graceful. I just recently reviewed the Prima Princessa DVD and I was thrilled! This DVD is super! I think this would make an excellent gift for your little girl this Christmas.
I love the Nutcracker Ballet, and the world famous San Fransisco Ballet is performing bits and pieces of it. The setting of the DVD is a party of children...girls in tutus. They are coming to learn different ballet moves, and at the end practice their moves (also getting a lollipop).
My little kids, Caleb (age 4 1/2) and Madelyn (age 2 1/2) loved this DVD. They were fascinated by the complex moves of the ballet. My kids like to try the moves out, and say the names like passe. I really like that the Prima Princessa shows so many moves/positions of ballet and I think this is a very educational film. If you have a child that is interested in ballet, or you would like to expose your child to ballet....I HIGHLY recommend the Prima Princessa!
Throughout the movie, there is a little cartoon fairy ballerina (Prima Princessa) that is helping assist with the narration and introductions. If there was any con that I would give this movie, I would say that Prima Princessa (herself) isn't my favorite. Otherwise, I think the whole DVD is superb! I know that my kids love it, and it is one they want to watch over and over. I love that the kids learn real ballet steps, demonstrated by students from the School of American Ballet, the official academy of the New York City Ballet. There are about 3-4 breaks in the Nutcracker Ballet performance, so kids can try out the moves that are being demonstrated.
“Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker” is the second show in the Prima Princessa Presents series, which is designed by two stay at home mom-entrepreneurs on a mission to bring the beauty and magic of ballet into the lives of children everywhere.
This review was sponsored by Family Review Network and Prima Princessa.com. They have supplied me with a free DVD to keep for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review.