We were visiting my MIL in Alabama when I pulled out the surprise DVD for the girls to watch. I told them it was ballet and they immediately started to dance around. Even as I popped it into the DVD player and started it up, they continued their energetic twirling. I figured they were too wired and not even paying attention. Apparently I was wrong because the second the narrator said “In between each act, you get to dress up in fun pretty tutus” they tore out of the room. I paused to see what the commotion was about, only to find that the girls had raced into the guest room and began to frantically rummage through the chest of dress up clothes that Grammy had purchased for them. A minute later, they returned to the family room all decked out and ready to watch.
Their mouths dropped open and they were mesmerized. Not only did they pay attention to the ballet, but they asked appropriate questions: Miss K – “If he don’t (SIC) find her, what’s going to happen?” They also repeated the tutorial words like “Peer-oh-ette” and mimicked the student dancers. I tried to take a few pictures but was chastised by Miss M when I tried to get her to hold still for a snapshot. “Mom! I’m a Swan!”
When it was over, Miss M said “I really liked it” and they both exclaimed in unison “I want to do it again.” Which they did. Even when my BIL stopped by, they insisted on retelling the story and firing it up again so he could watch it.
Well, as I typed this review (back home again), a neighbor showed up with her 4 year old daughter and 18 month old son, along with two 4 year old girls she was babysitting. After playing outside for a bit, I invited them in and we popped in Prima Princessa presents Swan Lake. If you could only have seen our family room filled with 6 children dancing along with the ballet and students!
The DVD was a hit with all the kids and I enjoyed it as well. I hate to admit that I’ve never bothered to watch any performance of Swan Lake so it turned out to be a learning experience for me too! I highly recommend this for any family with kids who love to dance.
Stephanie and Mary Kate were so kind as to offer an additional DVD to one of my lucky readers! WooHoo! As always, you’ll need to follow some rules to be able to participate. Thankfully, it’s easy!
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Thanks again to Mary Kate and Stephanie for providing the prize for this giveaway and for creating a very fun and educational DVD!