Poppy & Posie's "Watering Can Ballet" Celebrates Classic Ballet Tradition and Degas

May 31, 2019

 

Happy National Water a Flower Day!

 

In Poppy & Posie’s “Watering Can Ballet,” the Blossom Sisters sing and dance with their watering cans, celebrating the joy of caring for flowers so they may grow and blossom. But did you know, Poppy & Posie's "Watering Can Ballet" is not only inspired by the Blossom Sisters' tradition of dancing ballet each morning while watering their flowers, but also by the classic standard of always having watering cans in ballet rehearsal rooms?

 

Watering cans in ballet studios were used to sprinkle water on the floor in an effort to prevent dust from forming under the dancers' feet. Also, as seen in Edgar Degas' painting to the right, the shape of the watering can charmingly resembles a position a ballerina might have at the barre!

 

Sing and dance with your little one to “The Watering Can Ballet” by clicking here. To download Poppy & Posie's step-by-step instructions on how to dance "The Watering Can Ballet," which includes detailed explanations and pictures of key ballet moves, click here.

 

Have a Blossom Day! 🌸

Caroline & Katherine Brickley

Sisters, Best Friends, and Co-Founders of The Blossom Company

 

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The Blossom Shoppe and Poppy and Posie Blossom are used with permission from The Blossom Company. Text ©2016. Illustrations ©2016. All rights reserved. Based on the book, written by Katherine Brickley and Caroline Brickley. Illustrated by Joanie Stone.

© 2016 by The Blossom Company.