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Monday, 19 November 2012

Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker

***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED***

UPDATE:  Many thanks for all your many entries but the giveaway is now closed and the winner of the DVD randomly selected.  The winner was...

Nicklily

and she has been notified directly of her win, many congratulations!

Missy is a dancing queen at the moment, every dressing up item she favours these days seems to be a voluminous and sparkly affair that she refers to as a "strictly coming dancing" outfit so when I was asked to review the Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker DVD I knew it would be right up her street.

The DVD features excerpts from the Birmingham Royal Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker, which is pared down with simple explanations of the story that my then 2 year old could follow no problem.  I can't imagine her sitting through an entire performance but this was just enough to hold her attention and ignite a spark of interest in the dancing.

This is an American DVD that has been remastered for the UK, which pleased me greatly as there are hardly any American accents to be heard, something I'm finding it increasingly difficult to avoid with our regular TV and DVD viewing.

An animated fairy (Prima Princessa) guides you through the performance and through some simple ballet steps, which Missy loved.  Each step is repeated a couple of times which saved my rewind trigger finger plus I think children find repetition an aid to learning.  Missy found the way that some of the steps are reiterated by animals in nature hilarious, our particular favourite is the deer doing his Passe!
There are some lovely sequences of the ballet along with the instantly recognisable classical music by Tchaikovsky and Missy danced her little socks off, 
although she drew the line at joining in with the male dancers "I don't do man dancing" she told me.  Thirty minutes into the DVD she was pooped 
but still continued to watch the remaining thirty minutes intently.
We've watched several times in the couple of weeks we've had it and each time Missy insists on dressing up like a ballerina and even requested some ballet shoes for her 3rd birthday last week.  
Not to be outdone Mr Right and I have even been swayed, we'd quite like to go and see The Nutcracker for real.

This festive DVD would make an ideal Christmas present for the little ballerina wannabe in your life and is available from Amazon here or, if you'd prefer, the lovely people at Prima Princessa are putting a copy up for grabs, all you have to do to be in with a shout of winning it is be a UK resident and leave a comment on this post telling me which celebrity you'd like to see win this year's Strictly Come Dancing along with a way of contacting you.

This giveaway closes at 8pm on Tuesday 27 November, winner will be chosen at random and the prize will sent out directly by Prima Princessa.

Disclosure:  I was given a free copy of the DVD for review purposes.

72 comments:

  1. I would like Lisa Riley to win

    @ashlallan

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  2. I'd like Louis Smith to win
    @hoops120

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  3. I would like Lisa Riley to win - @MummyBee81

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  4. Aah, very cute. I'd like to enter for my niece Isla (not me, no sir), thing is I don't watch Strictly! But I'll go for Victoria Pendleton as I liked her during the Olympics (is she still in?)
    x

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  5. Lisa Riley gets my vote! I love Strictly Come Dancing and all the other reality tv shows lol! Roll on Dancing on Ice in the New Year! You can contact me via Facebook as Tracy K Nixon (I am a fan of your page!)

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  6. I am rooting for Lisa Riley to win - @nikstew18

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  7. Lisa Riley to win

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  8. Maggie @bishopslass
    My favourie is Nicky Bryne. He has improved so much and just loked his charleston.

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  9. I would like Lisa Riley to win @vidstweets

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  10. I would love Lisa Riley to win this year's "Strictly" title. Although if she is eliminated I would then like the winner to be Louis Smith as he too has been consistently good.

    You can contact me via twitter - @rhianthorn.

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  11. Louis Smith, not a programme i watch, i'm afraid but my daughter says she wants him to win.

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  12. Lisa Riley for me!
    @chocolateonemse

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  13. Never watch it, but have heard people talking about Louis Smith.

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  14. Lisa Riley @chinnie777 just shout me on twitter if I am lucky enough to win, thanks

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  15. Lisa Riley @ollieamelia

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  16. Would Love Danni to win .. @kezzy999

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  17. Lisa Riley she has come so far!

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  18. Lisa Riley, she is doing so well
    @clareo122

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  19. I'd like Lisa Riley to win too

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  20. Lisa Riley is my favourite

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  21. I would like Danni to win
    jen louise jackson
    @jen1984j

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  22. I think I would like Danni to win as she has consistently improved and is technically very good

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  23. Lisa riley, fingers crossed my little ballerina would love this :-D

    Tiffany Oconnell

    @toc83

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  24. id like Lisa Riley to win dont often like these type of shows but this is captivating

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  25. Lisa Riley! @luckyduckyme

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  26. Louis Smith all the wayxx
    laura-bob2010@hotmail.com

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  27. wow looks fab could c my 2 girls doing exactly the same to this :) gl evry1

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    1. lisa riley sorry i love her shes great :)

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  28. Lisa Riley
    comperaly@yahoo.com

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  29. Lisa Riley to win for me
    @francislee76

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  30. Louis Smith for me xxx
    @norrisluvsmary xxx

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  31. I'm behind Denise Van Outen all the way

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  32. Id love Denise Van Outen to win shes fab

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  33. Lisa Riley to win

    nicolabarter@live.co.uk

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  34. Lisa Riley is the favorite in my house!

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  35. Lisa Riley :-)

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  36. Dani Harmer loved her in Tracy Beaker xx

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  37. id love Lisa Riley 2 win shes been a complete surprise x @kayzlou

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  38. Lisa Riley :) @sparkly_shoe

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  39. Lewis Smith. Don't know why the judges fault him every week - he's fab!

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  40. Would love Louis Smith to win x

    @cheekychicken24

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  41. I would love Louis Smith to win, but I think it will be Denise Van Outen

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  42. Would love Lisa Riley to win @juliedee4663 on twitter

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  43. Lisa Riley has been the star of the show for me!
    @Alicemegan93

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  44. I should say that I'm not watching it much, but Lisa Riley should win.
    @LilinhaAngel

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  45. Lisa Riley to win!
    @emmakiwi9

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