My 7 year old daughter just bought this game for herself and here is what she said....... "The game is a little bit hard because some of the activities are timed, but it's okay.... because if you practice, you'll get used to it. I figured out how to use the game by myself and it's a lot of fun. I like being able to go to different places in the game (school, ballet class, arcade, etc.) and play the different mini-games. You definitely need to know how to read to play this game. I like that some of the dances are by myself and others are with a partner. I recommend this game for other girls my age who like ballet."
As a parent....I played the game a little bit. It wasn't too difficult, but there IS reading involved and I wouldn't recommend it for a child who can't read instructions well. I think it is a very cute game and it was a great purchase :)