|All Smiles Waiting to Meet Barbie!|
Thanks to Momstown Brampton and Mattel, I was invited with my daughter to attend the Barbie and the Pink Shoe DVD/Bluray party at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto! My daughter has really fallen in love with Barbie films and we have most of them, so she was very excited to go! She had also urged me to purchase the new dvd, but it isn't instore until today, February 26th.
|Beautiful Ballet Tutus & Silky Pink Ballet Slippers Were on Display!|
The event was really a beautiful one that was targeted toward little girls who aspire to be ballet dancers. There were beautiful ballet dresses set up around the party room, and displays of pink, silky ballet slippers. Canada's National Ballet School kept the girls "on their toes" by teaching them some lovely ballet moves. You can see a video clip of the girls dancing with real ballerinas, below.
And there were pink treats set up for the girls, including pink lemonade, pink popcorn, and pink sparkly ballet slippers. Actually, we were all tickled pink!
|Pink Ballet Slipper Cookies & Pink Popcorn for the Girls!|
The icing on the cake for my daughter was definitely meeting the "real" Barbie, who wore a fuchsia ballgown. Beside her, there was a celebratory display of pink and lavender balloons.
|My Daughter Meeting Barbie!|
Of course, Barbie had her toys and books set up from the Barbie and the Pink shoes line! My daughter wished aloud that we could buy the toys, but they were for display, not for sale!
|Barbie and The Pink Shoes Movie, Toy & Book Line Up!|
After all the excitement, it was time for the screening of Barbie and The Pink Shoes on Canada's National Ballet School's big screen. There was so much anticipation in the room and the auditorium was full with excited little girls and their mothers.
SYNOPSIS: Barbie and the Pink Shoes is about Kristyn, a talented young ballet dancer who lets her heart guide her dance moves. Her ballet teacher is disappointed that Kristyn will not follow her dance steps, and tells her that she can do better. As she thinks on her teacher's words, a caring adult gives Kristyn a pair of beautiful dark pink ballet shoes.
Once Kristyn puts the ballet slippers on her feet, she and her friend Hailey are transported to a magical ballet world that is made up of the most famous ballets, such as Swan Lake, Giselle and The Snow Queen. Kristyn and Hailey encounter big trouble along the way and have to work together to find a solution. I won't spoil the fun, but Kristyn saves the day by following her heart--and interpreting the dance steps in her own way. She then learns a valuable lesson about trying to be herself and not someone else.
My daughter really enjoyed the CGI-animated Barbie and the Pink Shoes movie and asked if she could see it again. I also thought that it was nicely done, and always enjoy the "be yourself" and empowerment messages that Barbie movies encourage to young viewers.
When the Swan Lake sequence first appeared in the film, I was wondering how it would be executed. We own a copy of Barbie of Swan Lake that is simply delightful, so I was curious if there would be repetition. Although there was a bit of overlap, the appearance of the secondary characters were altered, which made for a slightly different experience. Adding The Snow Queen to Swan Lake definitely made it fresh!
Does your child enjoy Barbie movies? Are you planning to pick up of Barbie and the Pink Shoes?