If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that I used to be a professional ballerina. It's no surprise then, that I'm slightly obsessed with all things ballet and thrilled that there's a company out there making fabulous ballet DVD's for children. Prima Princessa Productions has just come out with their latest offering, Prima Princessa presents The Nutcracker. With the holidays just around the corner, this is sure to bring a smile to any budding ballerina's face.
The DVD features the world class San Francisco Ballet company and students from the School of American Ballet (SAB) demonstrating basic ballet steps and performing excerpts from The Nutcracker. Prima Princessa, the animated fairy guides an adorable group of children through the magical adventure of the ballet. Each act is narrated so we know exactly what's going on in the story, and at the end of each act the children get to try out some steps for themselves. As expected, the dancing from the company is superb, and the SAB students are impeccable. The children watching look as though they're having a wonderful time prancing and dancing as they try out each step for themselves.
Being the mother of a two year son I'm not exactly looking to enroll him in ballet lessons. However, since I used to dance of course I taught him a few things (he can do a "mean" arabesque and pirouette!) And I think he enjoyed watching this too, especially the battle scene and the big dancing bear.
If you're looking for a quality ballet DVD for kids, definitely pick up a copy of Prima Princessa presents The Nutcracker!
WANT TO WIN? One winner will receive a copy of Prima Princessa presents The Nutcracker. To enter, leave a topic related comment on this post prior to Monday, October 26th at Midnight. Please include your email address with your comment. Winner must provide a US or Canadian mailing address.