Parents' Guide to

My Ballet Studio

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Dance fun for young girls, but only with Wii Balance Board.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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As long as there's a Wii Balance Board available, My Ballet Studio can delight young tutu-wearers. Even if the child's actual movements bare little resemblance to what they're seeing on screen (I don't recall ever seeing a real ballerina shaking a remote before), it's likely she'll be satisfied with the idea that she's performing ballet. Kids who are really into dance -- who are the ones who are going to want this game, anyway -- will put more effort into it and pull off something more akin to real choreography. And either way, the game will get kids up and active. In one way of looking at it, My Ballet Studio is like a kiddie version of Wii Fit -- players will hone their balance, they'll be given flexibility exercises, they'll engage in brief step aerobics. The game's biggest flaw is that it without a Balance Board, the game loses 90% of it's appeal. When performing ballet, using a thumbstick is simply no substitute for kicking your legs.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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