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Monster High Dance Class, 11" dolls with a twist

Updated on August 18, 2014
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Grandmother to four and Granny Nanny to two, Kathryn researches every baby shower gift, children's toy, book and clothing well before buying

It's nearly impossible to buy just one Monster High doll. After all, there's a whole school of them! Until a few weeks ago, I hadn't even heard of these dolls, but my eight-year-old granddaughter wanted one for her birthday. When I ran across The Monster High Dance Class, luckily on sale at that time, I snapped it up. Hit of the party!

Not so eco-friendly, but slightly more socially responsible than the more famous 11" doll

While the Monster High dolls and kits are plastic and carry on the tradition of uber skinny models with impossibly high heels, they do not have the horribly unrealistic body of a top-heavy Barbie Doll, nor are they only about beauty. They are, after all, the children of monsters, a diverse crew of monsters at that.

Dolls with a wild side

With freaks, gargoyles and goblins for parents, you know these dolls are going to be a bit on the wild side. Like any child, each doll bears a resemblance, to her (or his) monster parent.

Lagoona Blue, with her pink high-heeled ballet slippers that twine all the way around and past her blue fins, is the daughter of a sea monster.

The lavender-skinned Operetta is the daughter, natch, of the Phantom of the Opera.

The only boy in the set, Gillington Webber, aka, Gil, is the spawn of a River Monster. Like Lagoona Blue, he sports blue fins and a matching cockscomb on his head.

A classic brunette beauty, the purple-lipped Robecca Steam hails from a mad scientist. We can expect brainy moments from her, don't you think?

Rochelle Goyle, the Eiffel-tower-loving monster-mademoiselle-in-pink, is of course, the child of gargoyles. (I can't help wondering if her nickname is Rocky.)

Together, they make for a fine class of slightly goth and ever so colorful dancing dolls whose limbs bend in nearly any ghoulish pose.

A winning gift

One thing is certain, at one little girl's birthday party, the squeals of delight on gift opening, followed by an hour or more of relaxed play, told the story. Guess what she's getting for Christmas.

What is a class without it's high school? Next on our list is this high school, with its Creepateria, casketball court, and mad science room.

Monster High High School Playset
Monster High High School Playset

Watching our little one play with her new dolls and a couple of smaller sets, I know she's going to love finding this high school kit under the tree come Christmas morning.


In this cartoon, some of the Monster High characters audition for a dance performance.

Does the stone-footed

Rochelle stand a chance? Watch to find out.

What do you think of Monster High and its students?

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Won't you sign my guestbook? And don't forget to weigh in on this toy. On your list? Or not.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @Nightcat: Thank you.

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      Nightcat 3 years ago

      Lovely, keep up the great work. :)

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @PNWtravels: Your "fortunately (?)" made me smile. I have to admit I deeply enjoy having young grandchildren to gift. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Vicki Green 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Fortunately (?) I don't have anyone in this age group on my gift list so I won't have to decide whether I would consider buying one or not.