My husband and I bought this for my girls (4 and 6) who love ballet. This DVD was a really a great way to introduce them to the Nutcracker. It is both educational and fun. There is enough of the ballet itself, plus my kids really enjoy the short ballet lessons, which I think are a terrific idea. They stand in front of the tv trying to copy all of the moves. My daughters are now begging me to take them to see the Nutcracker at The Royal Ballet this XMAS.