Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Toy Castle - Beautiful Ballerina|
Actors: Rick Jones, Elizabeth Olds, Jorden Morris, Ashley Barker, Ivy Bregman
Director: Katherine Jeans
Genres: Kids & Family, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Experience the fun and magic of The Toy Castle with beautiful Ballerina in 12 charming ballet stories. Ballerina is smart, charming and beautiful, and an excellent role model for her friends. The Toy Castle is an award-win... more »
Fantastic, excellent show for toddlers/children
Mom of two | New England | 06/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This series is a regular on PBS in NYC. Having moved to another state, I was extremely disappointed that it is not on our PBS cable channel. This is a wonderful, wonderful series that incorporates classical dance into lovely storylines. What I liked best was that the dancers are both female and male, thus appealing to boys and girls. It is filmed live on a set (no audience) and the music is classical. The sets are basic, but the characters use their imaginations and colorful props to play out a storyline. If I remember correctly, there is a narrator and the characters do not speak. My son watched this until age two. It was the only t.v. he was allowed to watch. I am so thrilled to find this on dvd as it is not played on PBS (to my knowledge) outside the New York metropolitan area."
Gentle, entertaining, pretty
is | Virginia Beach, VA USA | 11/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a perfect ballet style story for a young child. The characters dance and pantomime the story line while a narrator dubs in voices (I find the voices irritating at times, but my children don't mind at all). The costumes are great, and the stories teach about kindness and being a good friend. For little ones who are taking ballet lessons, it is a great opportunity to see how ballet can be used to tell a story. I also appreciated that there are both male and female dancers."