It’s not every day you find yourself learning a dance inspired by the Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Did I mention that we were taught by Dancing with the Stars Pros? No pressure! As part of the Disney Nutcracker Press Trip, we were invited to Pro Dance LA for a private dance lesson. DWTS & DWTS Juniors pros/mentors Gleb Savchenko, Alan Bersten, and Brandon Armstrong showed us the ropes. Keep reading to find out if I avoided a complete embarrassment of myself.
What it’s like to learn a dance routine to Disney Nutcracker Music
In celebration of the much anticipated digital and Blu-ray release of Disney Nutcracker, we learned a whimsical dance to “Fall on Me” by Andrea Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli. It’s a beautiful song that is included on the Disney Nutcracker and the Four Realms soundtrack. I bet we listened to it at least twenty times. Each time, it was more stunning than the first. I don’t know if the same can be said for my dancing, but practice makes perfect, right? You can find the song “Fall on Me” from Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on iTunes or online here: Disney Nutcracker Soundtrack.
Dancing to Disney’s The Nutcracker and The Four Realms music
All the bloggers learned the dance together. Then, they separated us into three different groups paired with a DWTS pro. It was time to perform in front of each other. Thank goodness I paid attention during the lesson. It’s no surprise that I have a hard time focusing sometimes, but when a DWTS pros talks, you listen. Read more about our DWTS Pros interview.
Watch our Disney Nutcracker Dance Experience
Here’s actual proof that I learned a dance in less than an hour! Thanks, Whisky + Sunshine for providing the evidence. Thankfully we did not break her camera. In all seriousness, I was proud of our group. We were true performers (or at least in our minds we were).
That’s a wrap
We concluded our dance lesson with more pep in our step. I couldn’t wait to get home to show my family the dance I learned. They love a good show. It was an experience I will never forget.
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Digital and Blu-ray available now
Disney’s dazzling adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” — inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker” — carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 29, 2019
Disney’s The Nutcracker and Four Realms with Bonus Content
I am excited to share this film with my family. For one, I came home and taught my daughter our dance. Can’t wait to have our own in-home movie night to enjoy this stunning film. You can read my Nutcracker review to find out if it’s a good fit for your family to see. Dance along and print out The Nutcracker and Four Realms coloring pages to host a fun kids party.
What is The Nutcracker and The Four Realms about?
In the coming-of-age tale, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Keira Knightley stars as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy portrays Clara. Helen Mirren brings much-feared Mother Ginger to life, and Morgan Freeman stars as Clara’s eccentric godfather, Drosselmeyer. Eugenio Derbez and Richard E. Grant play Hawthorne and Shiver, the regents of the Land of Flowers and Land of Snowflakes. Jayden Fowora-Knight was cast as Phillip Hoffman, the Nutcracker soldier come-to-life. Matthew Macfadyen, Ellie Bamber and Thomas Sweet were called on to play Clara’s father Mr. Stahlbaum, sister Louise, and brother Fritz, respectively. Omid Djalili and Jack Whitehall portray palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin, and the film features a special performance by ballet greats Misty Copeland and Sergei Polunin.