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Emma and Lily love ballet – just like many other little girls. Johnny actually thinks it’s quite nice, too, in small doses. So far, however, Emma’s interest in ballet does not extend to taking classes. We’ve gone to several test classes, and every time she says she just wants to wear her tutu and dance at home. So that’s what we do.
The Prima Princessa DVDs are perfect for this! We have been watching the Swan Lake DVD ever since we reviewed it last year, and this year we were lucky enough to receive copies of both Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker to add to our collection. The DVDs alternate between showing clips of the ballets (danced by professional dancers) with clips of young children attending a party where they watch the ballet and clips of ballet students demonstrating steps. It’s a fun introduction to ballet that I think children who are taking ballet lessons would also enjoy. It’s ballet enrichment, rather than ballet instruction – although Emma has learned the names of various ballet moves, and likes to hold “ballet class” for Johnny and Lily were they practice doing “big plies” and “tiny plies”. Johnny refuses to watch The Nutcracker because he is scared by the mice fighting in the beginning. Actually, all three ballets have their frightening moments, but I guess the giant mice is the visual that sets him off.
Prima Princess is offering a copy of Prima Princessa Presents the Nutcracker to one reader of this blog in the US or Canada – just in time for Christmas! To enter, just leave a comment sharing one aspect of the Prima Princessa website that you like – or something you learned there. This giveaway is open until 9am Eastern Time November 16th, when a winner will be chosen via random.org.