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!
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