Thursday, October 9

Little girls, ballerinas, and fairies...Oh My!


Okay, if you aren't new here, you already known that Buttercup loves music and is just learning how to bop to the music. She's almost 16 months, and I would bet my life that music is going to be a BIG part of hers when she is older.

I was a little skeptical of the Prima Princessa presents Swan Lake DVD that was sent to me, only because I wasn't sure if it was going to actually hold Buttercup's attention. But then I popped it in, and just because I wanted to amuse myself I also put a tutu on her, and we sat down to learn about Swan Lake.

Prima Princessa is a fairy ballerina (the best kind, right?) who transports a group of pre-school girls to see Swan Lake, as performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. Not only does Prima Princessa narrate the story, she also magically transports the girls back home in between acts so they can dress up in their own tutus and learn simple ballet steps. What you see is really a group of little girls having a lot of fun pretending, but that's really the point, isn't it?

First, let me tell you that the moms behind this little number are absolute geniuses! The DVD was created to help introduce 2-6 yr olds to the world of Ballet in a fun and educational way, and they hit their mark. The bonus is that by watching it with Buttercup, now I actually understand what's going on!

I love ballet, mind you, but I was about as educated on the difference between a plie and a jette as I was on the difference between Odelle and Odette! Now that I know, it all makes a whole lot more sense.

Now, Buttercup is younger than the recommended age, but she did dance to the music and always stopped what she was doing to see the little girls practicing the steps they learned while giggling like crazy. I can see already that this DVD is going to have a very long lifespan in out house and am looking forward to watching this single DVD blossom into a very successful series.

Prima Princessa presents Swan Lake is available here at Amazon.com for $17.99. But if you'd like to try to win your own copy first, just visit the Prima Princessa site or its Amazon page and leave me a comment telling me why you think this DVD would be perfect for your little fairy ballerina!

Extra entries are also available if you:
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Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

I'll pick one name at midnight (EST) on October 16 and will email the winner to let them know they won! The winner has 4 days to respond, or an alternate will be chosen. Good luck!

94 comments:

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Marcia said...

What a wonderful DVD - my granddaughter will love it

Kristie said...

I know my little girl would love this-she loves dancing and gets excited to see other little ones dancing.
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Jess said...

Hi, I subscribed to your feed, and I added your button to my page. My email is jwallaby84@aol.com . The dvd sounds super cute!!

Berry said...

Oh, I'm the first...I think this DVD would be a great addition to my collection. My daughter isn't yet old enough (she's only 5 months) but I hope to introduce her to classical and ballet and this media is a great way to do that! What's better than fairies and princesses..and ballet, all in one?

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Berry said...

I'm a subscriber.

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Jenn S. said...

My little ballerina loves to dance. I think this would be a wonderful introduction to the arts and classical ballet for her. I love how it is a mixture of professional and child ballerinas.

5webs said...

My three-year-old "girly-girl" would love this because we already know that she is obsessed with Angelina Ballerina, so she'd be thrilled to see what this "new" Princessa Ballerina has up her sleeve. I was always a tomboy, so I don't get it, but she loves all things pink and frilly.
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reb said...

My niece thinks she is a princess ballerina.

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carol said...

my granddaughter would love this because she loves to dance..thanks for the great giveaway.
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Danielle said...

I have 3 little Princesses and they love music and ballerinas, so I am sure thy will love this DVD.

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Baba said...

My grand-daughter who just turned two is already starting to pretend. She loves music and dancing so I thinks this would be perfect for her. And fairy's are a big deal in our house. Thanks for the chance.

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piece of me said...

My niece takes dance class and she would love this.
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Sara4236 said...

my daughter is a ballerina in training.
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mrs.mommyy said...

they love to dance and play- why not- keeps em moving Mrs.Mommyyatgmail.com

Jill said...

I'm a subscriber

Jill said...

DD LOVES LOVEs LOVES to dance & listen to music (esp. Sat. Night Fever for some reason)-even if it's a commercial, she whips her head around to see...so, I know she would love this!

Annie said...

My neice, Katy, would just love this. She started taking ballet in Sept and this would be such a treat for her!

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agordon10 said...

my daughter would love the music

abfantom said...

My daughter loves to imitate the dancing shes sees on TV

Maja said...

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My niece would love it since she loves ballerinas and wants to be one, too.

Gianna said...

My daughter loves to dance.. please enter me :)

mverno said...

my granddaughter would love this

lisagee said...

My little niece would enjoy this movie. She likes to dance ;O)

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Tonya said...

My three girls love princesses and ballet so this would be perfect.

Kristen said...

Sounds like the perfect DVD (or as she calls it... DDD) for my 3y/o daughter! What a great way to introduce her to ballet.

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snowmermaid said...

My Bella thinks she is a real princess and loves to dance.Even only 3, she can do modern dance and belly dancing!

Kristan said...

i have 2 little girls who love to dance...and i'm a former ballerina. :)
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idahomom said...

I have a little princess that love to dance.

denyse said...

My daughter would love this because she wants to dance sooo bad!

sweetsue said...

My two year old granddaughter loves to wear tutus and dance. I think she would really enjoy this!

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vmkids said...

I think every little girl wants to spin and dance so any little ones would like this.

Jennifer said...

I have 2 little girls; one 21 months and one who is 3! Both girls love to dance and watch people dance on T.V.! My 3 yr old is of course a little more into it. She thinks she's a princess and loves to dress up! She would love the DVD!!

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poppafarmer said...

my grandaughter loves to dance so this would be perfect for her

vboackle said...

my grandaughter like to dance and this would help them get in some fun exerxise.

Sunnyvale said...

One of my grandaughters is at the age where she would love this.

Mary said...

it's culture, and it's cute

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! This would be so much fun to watch with my 2 and 6 year old daughters. Thank you!
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walters123 said...

My daughters would love this.

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Tracye said...

My daughter LOVES fairies. In fact, we're going shopping tomorrow for fairy fabric and a fairy dress pattern for Halloween. Baby bro gets stuck being Peter Pan.

Tracye said...

Your button is on my blog.

mogrill said...

My daughter would LOVE this DVD!

Renee' Simmons said...

I would love to win this, because... My daughter who is now 23 gets something ballet related for her bday & xmas gift every year. She would love it to have for her daughter one day. TY for this opportunity!

Princess Golden Hair said...

my little ballerina is forever perched on tippie tippie toe. she would just love this dvd

idahodad7 said...

I would love to have this for when the nieces come to visit.

Gina said...

I have two princess and they love to dance! I have been looking for something new for them (I think they are catching on that mommy's exercise DVDs aren't 'dancing' videos). They would enjoy this so much!

Gina said...

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amcgowan said...

My little ballerina is not my daughter but my 4 year old niece. She is into anything ballerina and I think this DVD will give her new ballerina dances to do. She is the whole families sweet little ballerina. my email is mcgowan_antoinette@yahoo.com

DOODLEGIRL said...

my daughter likes to dance

Donna said...

My two little grand-daughters would love this! Thanks.

Kari said...

Great dvd, I'd love it!

Erica said...

My daughter's older half sister takes ballet. I think this DVD would help the younger one feel more like her sister.

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blueviolet said...

I love the way they've made this DVD. It changes frequently and it's perfect for small attention spans. It contains all things girly and delightful that any little princess would love!
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blueviolet said...

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spartans1988 said...

daughters think they are both Princesses and would really love the dvd

kristilb19 said...

My neice would lovvve it!
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ky2here said...

Because little girls need an opportunity to dream and fantasize before the realities of the world become evident. This would go to my niece.

Linda said...

We're at a point where everything is "princess" related.

Liz S said...

Our daughter turns 3 on Halloween and will soon be starting dancing lessons. This DVD would not only be fun to watch; but, it would give us some idea of what to expect. I'm glad to have learned that a DVD like this exists! Thanks!
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Becca Ann said...

My daughter loves everything ballerinas soo...it would be perfect for her!
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rosannepm said...

She pretends shes a princess ballerina and her dad is the handsome prince who picks her up while she spins around

silverbele said...

My grandaughter is so femine

Tipper said...

She gets shy because she is clumsy. I think this would help her out alot.

justicecw said...

I would love to win this for my neice for Christmas. Add a tutu and it is the perfect combination. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

Mary said...

My granddaughter loves to dress up in ther own tutu - I'm sure she would enjoy dancing with this dvd

Anonymous said...

For my niece Hannah

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sherri419 said...

My adorable niece has just started ballet and now she wants to be a ballerina when she grows up. I know she would love this!!!

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cpullum said...

My daughter would love to have this!! My ballerina!!!

gibson777 said...

My neice would love this movie because she is into ballerina dancing.

Anonymous said...

are you kidding? isn't every girl a princess??

Cherie J said...

I think my daughter would love this because she loves to dance and seeing other little girls dancing would probably thrill her.

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Jinxy and Me said...

My niece loves to dance and would love this DVD!

Brooke said...

I'd like my ballerina obsessed daughter to see how much story goes into the ballet, not just costume.

Marie said...

My little girl has a tutu and loves to dance, she would love this dvd!

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trudee said...

my daughter would love this

klp1965 said...

my daughter would love this because she loves to dance

heather said...

My daughter would LOVE this!

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arvard said...

My granddaughter is a princess and would love this.

Sahm Lee said...

This would be perfect for my little dancing diva to dance to! Thanks for the contest!
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Shelly said...

I think my daughter will love this!

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Anonymous said...

My granddaughter loves to dance. I know she would enjoy this.
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Karen said...

Love the site. Great Prize.

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amyd29 said...

looks cute&we havent seen it yet!
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fancyfeet48 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway

Bakersdozen said...

My daughters would love this. It really looks nice a nice video. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

masonsgranny59 said...

my grandaughter loves to dance so this would be perfect for her

purango said...

My granddaughter would love this dvd. She loves to dancealong with dance dvds.

Casey Becher said...

My daughter would love this! She love dressing up and twirling around!!

kerri69 said...

my daughter stella would love this thanks for the giveaway

kerri69 said...

i subscribed