Come on a fairy dust filled adventure with Prima Princessa, an animated ballerina princess. Watch scenes from The Sleeping Beauty ballet and then learn ballet steps just seen on stage. This dance along show is for kids ages 3 to 7 and stars The Royal Ballet of London and students from the School of American Ballet, official academy of the New York City Ballet. You can be a ballerina too!
My 5 year old LOVES the Prima Princessa Nutcracker dvd so I assumed she'd love this one too. Although she's very outgoing and confident, she does seem to be a little more 'sensitive' than other kids her age to the *evil* characters portrayed in Disney movies etc. So she doesn't like this ballet because of the 'evil fairy' who puts everyone to sleep. She's watched it once and doesn't want to see it again. Such a pity since these DVD's are so cute. For some reason the rats in the Nutcracker are OK but the evil fairy is not! Who can reason with a 5 year old? Maybe I'll try the Swan Lake one instead.
My children (Boy-5, Girl-2) love this DVD! It's a genius way to introduce small children to the classic ballets. Scenes from the actual ballet are narrated for the children's understanding. The scenes from the ballet are interspersed with easy ballet tutorials and scenes with little ballerinas frolicking happily. Being a life-long ballet fan myself, I sit and watch with the kids! I immediately ordered "The Nutcracker" version of Prima Princessa.
My girls love this!!! They can have "ballet class" anytime! I Highly recommend Prima Princessa if you have a little princess or prince that is enthusiastic about dance. Every child can only benefit from the fundamentals of ballet as it helps to promote a life long interest in physical activity. Get your kids UP off the couch and moving EASILY with this movie! Who knows, maybe they'll even take a nap for you after they tire themselves out?!😴
My little girl (4-1/2 years old) is taking ballet classes, and we watched this as an introduction to real ballet performances. She was already familiar with the story, which is quite similar to Jim Weiss' audio version. She enjoyed the movie very much. I liked the narration, as it can be difficult to follow a ballet. It is very repetitive, but that didn't seem to bother her much. We may try the Nutcracker one next.
My 5 year old daughter loves this movie. she says her favorite parts are, "Everything!" She wants more videos in this series. I like that the movie is interesting during the performances and fun during the ballet lessons. It is a little difficult for her so this video may be best for girls a little bit older (the only reason why I gave it 4 stars). This is a very beautiful movie so I would recommend it to anybody else who wants a ballet video for their kids. MUCH better then other ballet videos we have purchased.
I got this DVD for my 4-year-old daughter, who loves the Prima Princessa Nutcracker and Swan Lake DVDs. She was really excited to watch Sleeping Beauty, but we didn't even make it through the first half because she was so unsettled by the "evil fairy" character in the ballet. The costumes and makeup are stunning, and fascinating for an older audience, but I could easily see why it would be so disturbing to younger children, especially those who tend to be more sensitive to portrayals of evil or strong conflict in the media.
I don't have an issue with the ballet itself, but rather with the choice by Prima Princessa to feature this particular ballet for its DVDs. The DVDs are obviously marketed to preschool-aged kids, and there was no indication on the packaging-- in the description or the images-- of such potentially disturbing material for the younger age-group.
I bought this for my daughter because she loves to dance and she loves music. It's really cute and starts with a group of girls sitting about to watch the ballet. Then the ballet starts and there's explanations as to what's going on. My son did not care for it much he's only three but my daughter liked the music and was interested.