Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|I'm a Ballerina Now|
Actor: Rosemary Boross
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational
I'm A Ballerina Now was created to inspire and help children realize their dreams of becoming a dancer. It is a complete ballet class for young beginners. Lyrics are sung to beautiful music which aid the child in rememberi... more »
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Dance class in a box!
Mom of 5 | Goldsboro, NC USA | 09/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter, who is too shy to face a class of peers just yet, adores this video and wants to "do her class" at least once a day, much to her twin brother's chagrin. I've really seen her picking up on the technique and form over the months, and her flexability has increased dramatically. The lyrics beautifully ingrain the moves and methods in her mind as she relaxes and enjoys feeling so pretty. After the girls practice a step, a profesional ballerina is shown performing the move, often with a partner. My daughter calls her brother over at that time to lift her and he obliges, heaving her an inch of the floor with a heavy grunt."
Video helpful to my 4-7 year old
Mom of 5 | 06/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have used this video for nearly two years, requiring practice twice a week. I have seen great progress with my daughter, although I did it with her the first six-12 months until I saw that she had the technique down correctly. The only problem I have seen with the video and her regular dance class, is that sometimes at class, her teacher will teach the step a little differently, and this will make my daughter feel that it is not the same step. However, since she is now the best dancer in her class (according to her teacher) I do feel that the video has really given her the edge. My daughters thoughts on the video? She liked it best when mom practiced with her. She is sometimes likely to be lazy in practice when doing it alone. She is now ready to move on to something more difficult. She has just completed her 3rd year in ballet."
Just What I Was Looking For!
C. A. James | Reedsburg, WI United States | 10/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wanted to buy a ballet video for my daughter's 2nd birthday. She loves dancing and singing and her favorite movie is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (a lot of ballet-like dancing). Since I have Netflix I tried several videos before I decided which one to buy. Before watching the movies this video wasn't high on my list, but after watching them it was prefect! I do think that older children might do better with different videos (such as the Visual Dictionary of Ballet for Children) that are more technical, but the singing and music in this video is prefect to hold my 2 year old daughter's attention. Infact, she is watching it right now! (Great way to help your toddler wear off some of that "extra" energy!)"
C. Hunt | Tucson, AZ USA | 04/06/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD as a birthday gift for my six year old daughter in order to encourage her with her dream to become a ballerina. The jacket described the DVD as "a complete ballet class for young beginners". I expected the DVD to be an instructional-type product. This was not a DVD that could be followed, like a typical exercise DVD. Instead, there was a very high pitched singer who sang every exercise while the child in the video executed the steps. The steps were never repeated, nor was there an instructor to encourage the viewer to attempt the step. Also, the film quality was lacking. It seemed to have been filmed with a consumer's handheld camcorder. The resulting video output was grainy. Also the video's speed was way too slow, which gave the video an odd, "slient film" feel to it. My daughter seemed disappointed and said to me, "I thought it was going to be a real class, with a teacher." "I'm a Ballerina Now" may be appropriate for very young children, maybe three or four but older children will probably become bored. My six year old did."