Penelope started ballet lessons when she was 2 1/2 but the nutcracker ballet is the first actual ballet performance I've taken her to. she was so excited- she sat for the entire two hour performance with her eyes glued to the stage! We had amazing seats. We sat right behind the orchestra. since she's so little i knew we'd need to be close so she could see or she she wouldn't be into it. I was so happy that she liked it. this will be a tradition for years to come.