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Monday, October 19, 2009

Performing Ballet with Prima Princessa

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.

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34 comments :

  1. Very fun! My daughter would LOVE to see this! :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  2. Ooooooh..... Aurora would love this! She is contantly asking to watch the other Prima Princessa dvd that we have.

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  3. My daughter loves to Dance and would like this DVD. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  4. my daughter would love to watch this.

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  5. I would love this, we recieved the swan lake last christmas with ballet bar, this would be a nice addition
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  6. My daughter wants to be a ballerina and woudl love this!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. This would be perfect for my daughter because I could introduce ballet and princesses all in one :)

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  8. I can just imagine my granddaughter dancing along with this dvd.

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  9. my niece would absolutely love this! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  10. My little princesses would LOVE to dance with Prima Princessa!! :)

    I would LOVE to win this!! Please enter me into the giveaway, thanks!!

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. My daughter at five has just started ballet classes.
    I would love for her to have this dvd so that she can see what she can accomplish with her lessons.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  12. How cute! My two little girls and son would love to dance with this video.

    calliopecat(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. We were fortunate to be able to see The Nutcracker in NYC when I was little and I remember how fascinated I was by all the ballet and the whole story line. I wish I could bring my daughters to this as well. But it definitely won't be this year. I do know, however, they would both love this DVD!

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  14. For my niece Hannah!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  15. My daughter would love this! I can totally see her asking to put on her tutu and dancing around. I love they teach simple ballet moves on the DVD. I hope we get to take her to see the Nutcracker this year. If not, this will be the next best thing.


    mkokopelli@aol.com

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  16. my niece would enjoy this!


    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. How completely adorable!


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  18. This would be great for my daughter!

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  19. Our granddaughter would love this DVD.

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  20. My first grade granddaughter has been taking ballet lessons since the age of 21/2. She loves to go to see the Nutcracker Ballet every Christmas, and plays her Nutcracker cd year-round, while she and her toddler sister dance around the house! She would really love this dvd!

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  21. I remember taking a field trip to Detroit when I was younger to see the Nutcracker.

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  22. my daughter would so love this...she liks to dress up and dance like a ballerina
    thanks

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. My adorable niece is just starting her 2nd year of ballet and is sooooooooooo excited! The first thing she wanted to know was if she was going to get another pretty dance and get to dance on stage! She would love this! Thanks for the chance!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  24. both my daughter and niece would love this, thankyou for the chance to win

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  25. we love the nutcracker, this dvd would be an awesome surprise this Christmas

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  26. My little granddaughter would just love this DVD. She loves all kinds of music and dance.

    Please enter me. Thanks

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  27. My dd is in her 2nd year of dance class and would love to watch something like this!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. My daughter would love this she want to do ballet so bad i really think she would love the nutcracker

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  29. My daughters love Nutcracker. They would love this.
    mchavez718@gmail.com

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  30. This is great! I love that everyone can see something so special without having to pay for an expensive ticket! Great stuff!

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  31. My daughter the lil dancer would love this :)

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  32. This DVD looks very interesting. Thanks for the great contest!

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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