Nursery Tap Hip to Toe Volume TwoFall 2006 DVD
Ages: 2 - 7 yrs.
Producer: Nursery Tap, LLC
DVD Price: $19.95
Review:An exquisitely imagined concept, this production pairs the timeless magic of nursery rhymes with the rich artistry of dance. More than two-dozen nursery rhymes, ranging over a cultural map from Europe to Asia, are accompanied by dances that bring the little ditties to life. Because the camera focuses mostly on the legs and feet of the professional dancers, tap ballet, jazz, and hip-hop movements are made all the more mesmerizing. Adults present the rhymes with lively expression and native accents (where other languages are laced in) while children introduce each poem. Inventive costumes and spare but bold mini-sets offer deeper cultural significance to each number. Additionally, the disc has a music CD and two video lessons, one on ballet and one on tap, that teach the basics of the dance forms. Like a night for ballet at the classical theater, an afternoon for painting at a museum, and a morning with a book in an easy chair, this is a DVD from which to learn and treasure.
Gregory Keer ©2006 Parents' Choice
Gregory Keer is a writer, teacher, and father of three boys. Gregg's web site is www.familymanonline.com
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