I bet you want to know what the Duckle Dance is, right? Well, it’s a little bit of ballet, a little bit of tap, and a whole lot of whatever you want it to be but, most importantly, its moving and grooving family fun for all!
You are invited to boogie down and get your kids dancing to the Duckle Dance beat and enter them in the Duckle Dance Sweepstakes Presented by Capezio and Wisharoo Park.
Before we get in to this super fun contest, I want to tell you a little bit about the sponsors:
Wisharoo Park is dedicated to promoting positive self-image and self-esteem in preschool age children. It was originally introduced by airing as a children’s TV series on PBS stations across the country and is now rolling out as a dynamic multimedia program which includes the interactive website WisharooPark.com, DVDs and more!
Unique among preschool programs, Wisharoo Park is designed to help children age 3 – 6 recognize and appreciate their individuality. With its groundbreaking technology-based curriculum, Wisharoo Park helps children discover and understand their personal strengths and put them on the road to developing greater self-esteem. The Wisharoopark.com enchanting online community stars a whimsical cast of loveable animated, puppet and human characters who are featured in games, videos, music and more! Each week exciting new activities and content are added that are sure to keep parents and their kids coming back again and again.
Capezio. Dedicated to the art of dance since 1887, Capezio revolutionized the dance world with dancewear and footwear products for every dancer from beginner to professional. Capezio operates retail stores carrying the full lines of all Capezio/Ballet Maker Inc. brands in New York City and several major cities nationwide. For more information, visit www.capeziodance.com.
Now back to the Duckle Dance! First, get your kids and check out this fun video to see what the Duckle Dance is all about:
If your kids are anything like mine, then they are already bopping around and doing their own Duckle Dance! Now, head on over to Wisharoo Park to get the music (you can choose either ballet or tap), catch your child on video doing their Duckle Dance, and submit it to the sweepstakes. You could win one of FIVE $500 Dance Scholarships, or one of 20 second place Wisharoo Park/Capezio prize packs. Hurry and get your entry in -- the video entry period closes September 1st!
Be sure to keep in mind that although the Duckle Dance video teaches specific dance steps, the Duckle Dance Sweepstakes Presented by Capezio and Wisharoo Park is all about fun and dance submissions are completely open to individual interpretation. In the Duckle Dance no step is wrong, no leap falls short, no tap is off, no plié is blasé and no arabesque is grotesque. The sky is the limit as Capezio and Wisharoo Park applaud and salute the creativity and individuality expressed by each and every entrant with prize winners to be chosen through a random drawing.
Rylie received a Wisharoo Park/Capezio gift pack to help her get ready to perform her own Duckle Dance!
Once she got her Duckle Dance t-shirt on and her ballet shoes, she was ready to dance! Here is our first attempt at the video. Bryce didn't like that his sister was getting all of the attention at first, so you'll have to excuse his plea for attention at the beginning. Rylie really had a great time with this!
I was kind of shocked that she seemed to know the words already. It amazes me how much kids can pick up from music. She seemed to know when to jump, twist, etc, after only hearing the song once before. I loved watching her dance, and she was having fun. You can see, though, that once her brother ran off to play, she wanted to go with him.
After a few minutes, she came back and wanted to dance some more. She wasn't quite as into it this time, but Bryce sure was, so I have to show you this video too.
OK, so I may or may not have had to bribe her to get her to dance on video again.
We had a great time with the Duckle Dance, and I hope your family does too!
~*~One of my readers is going to win a commemorative Duckle Dance Capezio and Wisharoo Park Gift Package!~*~
Gift pack includes One Pair Capezio Daisy ballet Shoes, One Pair Capezio Jr. Tyette Tap Shoes, One Limited Edition Do the Duckle Commemorative T-Shirt, One Capezio Logo Drawstring Backpack, One Wisharoo Park 2-Disc 13 Episode DVD Set, and Six Wisharoo Park Wish Star finger puppets. (ARV over $100!)
Mandatory entry: (This must be done in order for any optional entries to count) Tell me about the little dancer in your life who would love this great gift pack.
Optional entries: After you make the mandatory first entry above, you can get one extra entry (unless stated otherwise) for each of the following (please leave a separate comment for each):
* Enter a video into the Duckle Dance Sweepstakes (leave TEN comments telling me you did)
* Like Wisharoo Park on Facebook
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* Tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting this tweet and leaving me the link to your tweet (you can tweet daily for an extra entry each day):
Do the Duckle with @WisharooPark! Enter to win a Dance Prize Pack from @thelifeofrylie! http://bit.ly/pDrFuc #giveaway (ARV $100)
* Post my button on your sidebar or your blog roll for TWO extra entries (leave me two comments with a link to where I can find it)
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Giveaway will end on September 1st at 9:00pm EST. The winner will be chosen by random.org. I will notify the winner by email within 24 hours, and you will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received within that time frame, I will pick another winner. Please leave your email address or make sure it is in your profile so I will have a way to contact you. I will announce the winner once they have been confirmed. This giveaway is open to residents of the US only.
Disclosure: This is my honest opinion. I received the Duckle Dance Gift Package at no cost. No other compensation was received. A big Thank You to Wisharoo Park and Capezio for providing the giveaway prize!