Life in the Lost World

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   Nov 17

Prima Princessa’s DVD – The Nutcracker! #giveaway ends 12/1

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, lived a little girl who loved to dance! She pretended she was a fairy princess exiled to a land of humans and if she would only dance well enough and long enough, her kingdom would be restored to her.

Unfortunately, our little princess suffered from an appalling lack of talent (ok, ok it was me!) and may have even possessed two left feet, so the dream of a fairy kingdom restored never came to pass but she always loved the dance and passed on that love to her own little girls and their little girls after them.

Last year, we were introduced to Prima Princessa, an amazing resource for families interested in ballet. This site features free coloring pages, a ballet dictionary, preschool games, links to ballet schools and dance camps, and shopping links to tutus, tiaras and dress up costumes for little girls. Prima Princessa’s blog at is a great place to find fun ideas for crafts for girls.

This year, they invited us to review their award winning DVD “Prima Princessa presents Sleeping Beauty” performed live by the Royal Ballet in London. The animated Prima Princessa narrates the story and between acts, mini demonstrations from students at the School of American Ballet are featured. After the ballet is over, the adventure continues with a magical tea party and fun floral crafts!

Like their production of The Nutcracker, this is a magical glittery journey for little girls and I cannot wait to see Mikayla and Sophie dancing their way through pretend forests full of fairy-kind, falling into enchanted slumber to be awakened by a handsome prince.

It’s such a beautiful production, I actually watched it through twice before deciding to put it away for Christmas morning! If their reaction the The Nutcracker is any indication, I think they will love Sleeping beauty even more!

“Learn to Dance like a real ballerina! Created by two mompreneurs, Prima Princessa DVDs feature an enchanting, kid-friendly combination of professional ballet performances and ballet dance lessons. In each show, the pretty ballerina fairy, Prima Princessa, takes a group of preschool age children to see a condensed version of a classical ballet. In between acts the children practice ballet steps from the ballets that are demonstrated by students from the School of American Ballet, the official academy of the New York City Ballet. Grab that ballerina tutu! This series is designed to get children ages 3-6 up and dancing ballet. Bonus features include fun preschool activities such as easy kids crafts, a girls tea party, and freeze dancing. Prima Princessa DVDs are available at select stores and on for $6.99. In Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker Prima Princessa brings you England’s world famous Birmingham Royal Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker that will inspire the ballerina in any child. It’s a magical Christmas show filled with snow fairies, toy soldiers, tutus and treats. Catch this special Christmas show on PBS stations across the country during the holidays.”

Connect with Prima Princess on Facebook and of course, on the Prima Princessa website, too!

The wonderful folks at Prima Princessa would love to continue the tradition they started with life in the lost world last year and are once again offering one of my readers a chance to win a DVD of their wonderful production of Nutcracker! Thank you so much!

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That’s it. Easy as can be. The giveaway will end at 12:01 am on 12/01/2012. This giveaway is open to residents of the US aged 18+ & is limited to one entrant per household/ip. Yes, I do check!
Winner will be chosen by a random draw, notified via email and posted here when confirmed.  Good luck!
Disclosure: The blog owner (that’s me!) received a product(s) from Prima Princessa to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation for this post and the opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the product(s). Your own may differ.

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  1. Leah Shumack says:

    I learned that they offer games on their page

  2. Rachael Henzman says:

    I learned that they have a DVD on the Sleeping Beauty ballet and they make classic ballets fun and easy to understand for children :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I learned about the Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids, Prima Princessa snowflakes
    they have on their site

  4. Absolutely had no idea they had an app out teaching ballet. This is going to be a joyous giveaway and can see the smile this will put on my precious little ones face. it’ll be a “kodak” moment for sure.

  5. Amanda Rauch says:

    They have a teachers guide, which is really cool, in case maybe you want to work extra with your kiddos at home you know you are doing it correctly.

  6. Pam Brouillard says:

    It is a very interactive site. There are coloring pages, a teacher’s guide and even a dictionary for kids to understand the words that are used in the movie. Great site and a great way to introduce ballet to children !

  7. Mary Gallardo says:

    i think this system is pretty cool, since there will be no deadline to respond back to you! Thanks so much for the giveaway! =) My daughter loves this!

  8. Mary Gallardo says:

    They also have Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty!

  9. crystal lane says:

    You get to learn to dance while watching

  10. clenna says:

    I love that they have a teacher’s guide on their page.

  11. Jan says:

    They have links to buy tutus :)

  12. Jessica says:

    They have free printable coloring pages.

  13. Laura Jacobson says:

    I learned that they have a Prima Princessa’s Ballet Dictionary and that Allegro: Quick moving steps, often containing jumps, performed to a quick tempo of music!!! Fun!

  14. Nicole Sender says:

    I’ve never seen a ballet dictionary. The Prima Princessa’s Ballet Dictionary was fun to read.

  15. lisa says:

    they have a teacher’s guide on their page