Friday, August 27, 2010

Brontorina: A Book About Dance Classes for Children

We recently ordered the book Brontorina for our toddler who is just dying to start a dance class. She's a dancer without a dance floor. Unfortunately, children dance classes don't start until age three, which the toddler didn't hit until this year. She is going to be soooo happy later this year when she starts her dance class.

In the interim, I bought the Brontorina book in the hopes of not only entertaining our toddler but to open up the topic of dance classes for children. We talked about how dance classes operate, what dancers wear etc...

The book is utterly charming and all about letting people be the dancer they were born to be. It also covers some basic dance terms like plie and releve.

This is a definite must read for any young dancer. Plus, it's not too girlie girl and could easily be adapted for boys who will be taking children dance classes. And it doesn't take too long to read either, which is always a plus.


  1. Hi, love your blog which I've come to from mdc. My son and I love this book too. I love the message that it doesn't matter your size, shape etc, you can still do whatever you want.

  2. Oh thanks Siobhan! Yes, we love that about Brontorina too, it's very inclusive.

    Craft Impaired Mom