Friday, October 10, 2008

Prima Princessa -- A review

Mary Kate contacted me to review the Prima Princessa DVD.

I of course accepted heartidly, knowing that if Princesses were involved in any way shape or form, Miss Caity would be all over it.

The day the DVD came in the mail, Caity had gone to her great grandmothers for 3 days, so I set aside the movie eagerly awaiting her return.

DVD Information

Availability: Available in specialty stores nationwide and on

Release Date: January 2008.
Cost: Retails for $19.99.

Producers: Mary Kate Mellow and Stephanie Troeller are both stay-at-home moms who despite no prior movie-making experience teamed up to produce this show. They were both inspired by their children's love of dance. They both live in Montclair, NJ.

Web site: (features clip of show, coloring book pages)

Blog: (join in on the journey of 2 movie-making moms)

Description: “Prima Princessa Presents Swan Lake” is a hip new ballet DVD for kids featuring the Paris Opera Ballet and Students from School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, Official Academy of New York City Ballet. Our 40 minute DVD is a cool, fun, beautiful show with a brain. Prima Princessa, an animated fairy ballerina, magically transports a group of little girls to see the Paris Opera Ballet performs select segments of Swan Lake. In between acts, the children return home to learn simple ballet steps which are playfully shown mixed into colorful montages of toys, animals, children and young dancers from the School of American Ballet. This children’s ballet DVD makes a great gift for young kids.

“To purchase ‘Prima Princessa Presents Swan Lake’” click here.

“For more information please visit”

And now for our thoughts.

Caity loved this movie. She asked to watch it again and again the first day she saw it. Her favorite parts were the sections where she got to practice ballet moves herself. She was twirling and twirling all afternoon and asking for her very own Tutu (now thinking christmas!) as well.

I found Prima Princessa to be a wonderful show for children, it tells the story of Swan Lake simply and pauses between sections to teach children ballet dance moves. All done with the fun of an animated princess!

I would recommend this movie to any one with a little girl out there.

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