Friday, October 7, 2011

Feature Friday -- Prima Princessa's, The Nutcracker on DVD (Review and Giveaway)

Closed.  And, the winner is:  Melanie!!!



This past week I spotlighted the two women behind Prima Princessa, Mary Kate Mellow and Stephanie Troeller.  If you missed my spotlight interview with them, click here to read it now.  Today, I wanted to share more about one of their DVD's, The Nutcracker, which I had the opportunity to view with my daughter.  And, with the holidays right around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to share a great gift idea for the little ballerina in your life.


Savannah is such a fan of Angelina Ballerina on Sprout, that I couldn't wait to see her reaction when we sat down to watch The Nutcracker on DVD a few weeks ago.  Ever since she was born, she has loved music, and whenever she hears music, be in the car, in the house or out and about, she will stop and begin dancing.  It is the cutest thing.  We are not sure were she gets her rhythm, as her Dad and I are not dancers.  We'll have to wait and see if she decides she wants to take dancing classes when she gets older, or if it is just a phase or hobby.  Either way, it was good to be able to show her this DVD, about a famous holiday ballet.  Not only is this a great production put on by the Birmingham Royal Ballet, but it is also a great educational DVD to introduce budding ballet dancers to dance steps and more.  The DVD is set up to show professional ballerinas performing each scene, and then it breaks away to teach your little one the dance steps they just saw.  What a great way to get your little ones moving.  This DVD is not such for little girls.  They do a wonderful job in showing young boys enjoying dancing and playing around.  The various steps demonstrated are the passé, glissade, sauté, sauté arbaresque, and echappe sauté. Each word is shown on the scene, as the narrator pronounces the words.  And, only running about an hour, this is the perfect length for little ones who don't have a wide attention span to sit for long.  The DVD goes by fast with the dance breaks, so your child will stay engaged the whole way through.  There are also bonus features that include arm positions and Port de Bras, holiday party, freeze dancing and crafts that you need to check out.


Overall, this is a great way to introduce your children to the world of ballet and let them dance off some of their energy.  My daughter couldn't sit still -- she danced the whole way through.  I will definitely be checking out their other titles available, including Swan Lake (see my giveaway below)  and their recent release, Sleepy Beauty, which came out October 4th at Amazon.  


Stay tuned because in a few weeks I will be reviewing this new release and offering a giveaway to one lucky reader!!!!




---BUY NOW---

Order your copy of The Nutcracker by Prima Princessa today at Amazon.com for online $6.99.  You can't go wrong with this price, as it will make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.

---GIVEAWAY---

Mary Kate and Stephanie has graciously offered (1) lucky Inspired by Savannah reader a copy of Swan Lake, another holiday classic.  To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Makes sure to include your email address with the first comment, so that I can contact you if you win.  Good luck!


MANDATORY ENTRY:  Who do you want to win this DVD for?

EXTRA ENTRIES:


(Please leave separate entries for each, along with your email address)

1) Subscribe to my blog via email or become a GFC follower (2 entries each)

2) Follow me on Facebook (1 entry)

3) Enter any of my other giveaways, leaving a comment with the name of the giveaway (1entry per giveaway entered)

4) Blog about this giveaway. It must include a link to this specific post, as well as a link to my blog, http://ctmomreviews.blogspot.com/. (In your comment, please leave a link directly to your post – 3 Entries)

5) Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)

6) Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry per tweet, per day; please include link to tweet in comment below)

Enter to #win The Nutcracker DVD by Prima Princessa @psrock  @rmccoy1234 http://ctmomreviews.blogspot.com/ #giveaway (Ends 10/21)

7) Vote for me on picket fence blogs (See button on right side of blog -- One entry per vote, per day)

8) Add to a Giveaway Linky site  (5 entries)

9) Like Prima Princessa on Facebook (1 entry) 

Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on October 21, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use Random.org to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner.
Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of The Nutcracker in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

68 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for my 3yo daughter who is obsessed with the nutcracker!

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  2. I'd like to win for the three year old girl I babysit for. She just started taking ballet lessons.
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  18. My 4 year old daughter is obsessed with Prima Princessa! We DVR'd the Nutcracker last year and still have it and watch it regularly! So I want to win it for HER!

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  50. My 4 year old daughter Emma. One day she came to me and asked me to watch her hop and spin like a ballerina. It was soooo cute! Ever since then she has been nuts about anything ballet (mostly Angelina Ballerina). I would love her to see real ballerinas! Thanks!
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