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Princess and the frog, a perfect first ballet

Eden’s first ballet

I have wanted to take Eden to a ballet for a while now. I saw tickets for The Princess and the Frog ballet come up on Little Bird during February half term. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to experience our first ballet together. If you haven’t discovered Little Bird yet they offer discounted tickets for all kinds of kids days out, it’s worth a look!

The Princess and the Frog ballet

The Princess and the Frog ballet was showing at Leicester Square Theatre in London. A 30 minute long show, narrated and made suitable for children of all ages but in particular children aged between 2-9.

We arrived 30 mins before our show time and found our seats within the theatre. Eden was very excited about seeing her first ballet, as was I.

First ballet, Eden standing with The Princess and the frog sign outside the theatreThe princess and the frog first ballet

The stage was simply dressed with a sparkly lit tree by a pond. As soon as the beautiful ballerina stepped onto the stage, Eden’s face lit up. The ballerina dressed in a gorgeous pink tutu with gold embroidery and tiara on her head looked very part the princess. She danced to the music so gracefully, it was so enchanting, almost hypnotic to watch. It’s safe to say Eden did not move an inch during the show.

The story of the princess and the frog was narrated and the princess ballerina and the joyful frog brought the story to life. The frog was fun and playful and wanted to be friends with the princess but the princess was not so keen. As the story progressed the pair became wonderful friends! The children loved watching the pair play hide and seek on stage and thought it hilarious when frog came down to the audience. To see the princess and the frog dance together at the end was truly beautiful and the children were transfixed. It lasted 30 minutes which was perfect timing for smaller ones, however I could of stayed for hours. Both myself and Eden found the show so enchanting and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Eden with the princess and the frog on stage at her first ballet

Photo opportunity

After the show, all the children had the opportunity to meet the characters on stage for a photo. This was a really nice touch and the queue moved very quickly. Eden was thrilled to meet the princess and the frog from her first ballet.The Princess and the Frog was produced by a company called Lets All Dance. They specialise in shows for children and families. For more information on their next show visit their website. I look forward to seeing their next production!

Eden with the princess and the frog

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6 Comments

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    Catherine's Cultural Wednesday
    March 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    This sounds like an ideal introduction to ballet and getting to meet the performers afterwards is just fantastic. Thank you for linking up to #CulturedKids

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    Nell (Pigeon Pair and Me)
    March 4, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    We went to something similar at the Peacock Theatre a couple of years ago, and my daughter loved it. I hadn’t heard of Let’s All Dance before, though, so thanks for the introduction, and for linking up with #CulturedKids!

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      littlemissedenrose
      March 4, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you… yes I have seen the Peacock theatre ballers and wanted to try those. I am really looking forward to Let’s All Dance’s Alice in Wonderland ballet next, it’s even coming to our local theatre! Bonus! X

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    Mandi
    March 16, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Awww bless Eden Rose – what a lovely experience for her first ballet. #CulturedKids

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    Tara
    March 29, 2018 at 6:53 am

    This sounds brilliant. I really want to take Freya to a ballet but was worried it would be too long. Something like this would be ideal. I’m going to look and see if there’s anything like it here. #CulturedKids

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      littlemissedenrose
      March 29, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      Yes this company are touring with Alice in Wonderland ballet, I’m going to my local theatre to see them in it! Can’t wait. X

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