Prima Princessa presents the Nutcracker on PBS

Prima Princessa Presents The NutcrackerOne of my all time favorite holiday shows is the Nutcracker Ballet, but I didn’t imagined I would get tickets to see it with my toddler for quite a long time–like, ten years, at least. Performances are expensive in New York! Which is one of the reasons that Cool Mom Picks has been fans of the mom-created Prima Princessa series of dance videos, and especially Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker.

Well good news: Now it’s free.

Prima Princessa Ballerina
will be airing on PBS this December so set your DVRs and get ready to
be charmed. It tells the famed holiday story in a way that young kids
aged 3-6 can understand it. With footage from England’s Birmingham Royal
Ballet, the story is narrated (and condensed) by Prima Princessa, a
cartoon princess that immediately made my toddler take the show
seriously. In between acts, preschool kids are given a ballet lesson by
students from the School of American Ballet so they can dance around and
copy what they’re seeing on the screen.

Be warned: Your kids will insist on wearing her tutu. And look awfully cute.  -Elizabeth

Click here for the Prima Princessa Nutcracker schedule. When your kids fall in love with the show, you can purchase the video from our affiliate Amazon

Elizabeth Leach is a freelance writer and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

1 Comment

  • Reply December 1, 2010


    Wait! If you are in NYC then head to the Queens theater in the Park. They have the Nutcracker for $12 a ticket, only three days (two show times each), mid-week between Christmas and New Years. My 2yr old (boy!) is in love with ‘the dancing movie'(not the same version you listed) so I will probably take him to see it.

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