If you recall, I had previously shared the Twinkle Toes: The Movie trailer in June. After much anticipation by our daughter, who is already mesmerized by the line of Twinkle Toes shoes by Skechers, the DVD was released at the end of last month. With our daughter taking dance lessons, I just knew she would enjoy this movie. Although, I think her two brothers would have enjoyed the movie also, we had a little girl time with just the two of us, watching the movie and doing our toes.
Twinkle Toes: The Movie would be the perfect thing to watch for any girl who is starting at a new school. This is what our main character Grace Hastings had to do at the Performance Arts Academy, where she earned her nickname "Twinkle Toes". After a humiliating first day plus a few more thereafter due to her being subject to stage fright, Twinkle Toes ultimately discovers the source of the problem, is able to overcome her stage fright, and saves the school from being closed down due to budget cuts.
This movie presents the topics of how it feels to start at a new school, dealing with bullies and harassment, the misuse of the Internet, a girl being raised by a single father, and friendship. Our 5.5 year old daughter enjoyed the movie and loosely understood some of the real life topics illustrated in the storyline. Overall, she was mainly focused on the dancing and the sparkly shoes.
You can find Twinkle Toes: The Movie on Amazon.com and most other major movie retailers. My DVD included a $10 off coupon good at Skechers.com to use on a pair of shoes for either myself or one of my children, which was a nice surprise. This DVD retails for $19.98, but is currently being offered on Amazon.com for $14.99 with Free Super Saver Shipping.
Thank you to Click-Communications for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.