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.
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.
We saw the nutcracker version on tv over Christmas and my 20 month old loved it. Wouldnt stop jumping for hours. She is definitely too young to understand all the instruction on the dvd, but loves copying the little girls. I think it's a grow into video, but we both enjoy watching it and dancing to it.