Twister Dance Gets My Ballerina Moving!

With two daughters at home, you can imagine that our lives revolve around dance.  Most of the time, the girls are playing dance recital, dance class or gymnastics as my living room is quickly transformed into a stage.  They LOVE to perform!  As a dancer myself, I love that my girls are falling in love with the performance art as well and I do everything I can to encourage their creativity.

As I’ve posted in the past, we host Family Game Night just about every Friday.  I love to sit down as a family after a long and hectic week to enjoy the company of my husband and daughters.  Recently, we were given the opportunity to review the new game by Hasbro, Twister Dance and I knew it would be an immediate hit with my two ballerinas.

Brittany Spears, pop sensation and dancer herself, joined forces with Hasbro to release Twister Dance in early February saying, “Dancing has been such an important part of my life since I was a little girl. As soon as I saw the new TWISTER DANCE game, I knew I wanted to be involved. I think kids will love rocking the spots and dancing to the music as much as my boys and I do. It’s a lot of fun!”  In fact, Spears will be releasing a brand new fansourced video and is inviting kids ages 8-16 to be involved by submitting their own video of how they “Rock the Spots” by October 24, 2012.  The best part?  One video will win $10,000 (U.S. Only)!

My budding 7 year old dancer decided to try out the new Twister Dance and show off her moves.  To set up, you need to decide which song you would like to dance to.  There are several pre-loaded songs but her favorites are “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith and “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid.  Once your song is selected, reference the manual to see how to set up your Twister Spots.  Each spot has some grip to it  to it sticks to our wood floor and doesn’t slip during the game.  When the song begins, you will hear a beep that tells the dancer when to begin.  The Twister ball will light up directing you to step on specific spots with your right or left foot. Check out Lily’s moves:

There is no scoring system so you cannot declare a winner, but the game itself was a ton of fun.  Lily loved being able to connect her iPod Touch to the Twister Dance game and do dances to her own songs (and I love that there was an “easy” mode so I could keep up)!  With the holidays coming up, I think this would make a wonderful gift for the tween market!  Twister Dance is now on shelves at mass retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $34.99.

This post is the opinion of Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

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