Friday, November 6, 2009

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Review: Prima Princessa Presents "The Nutcracker" (DVD)

If your little ballerina enjoyed Prima Princessa Presents Swan Lake, then she will surely enjoy the second DVD in this series titled Prima Princessa Presents the Nutcracker. This DVD presents segments of the ballet "The Nutcracker" as performed by the San Francisco Ballet. In between these segments, Prima Princessa (an animated fairy princess ballerina) narrates the instruction to a few basic ballet steps demonstrated by students of the School of American Ballet.

What I thought about this Nutcracker DVD:

1) I think this DVD is designed well for young children. The 40 minute presentation alternates between the performance of the Nutcracker and mini ballet lessons. Both the length of the DVD and the timing are perfect for a younger child's attention span.

2) With the latest TinkerBell craze, my twin toddler son and daughter were very excited to see the winged Prima Princessa.

3) I was very pleased to find that my toddler son found the DVD to be equally entertaining as his twin sister. In fact, he made more attempts to copy the ballet steps than she did. My daughter mostly hopped and skipped around the room in her tutu. Both children had a ball with this DVD.

4) I think this DVD would be a useful tool in gauging your child's interest in ballet before you make the decision to sign her (or him) up for lessons.

You can currently find Prima Princessa Presents the Nutcracker on for the reduced price of $11.49. This item also qualifies for Amazon's Free Super Saver Shipping. To view this DVD's trailer, visit .

This post was written as part of a program for Family Review Network and Prima Princessa, who provided the DVD for review.