Seminars and more


Introducing our newest program, Tutu Education, an online video course library! Learn how to build tutus, tunics, tiaras, and more all in one place. Study the basics, add new skills, or just improve what you already know by going at your own pace in the comfort of your home. Courses are available 24/7 and we offer monthly or yearly subscriptions.

We still believe that attending seminars is the most effective way to learn this art form. Through one-on-one attention, you may study under the watchful eye of teachers. You will receive individualized attention and suggestions during the process. But for those unable to attend, or simply want access to more, join us at Tutu Education today!



About our SEMINARS. It is not just sewing skills that are required to make or “build” a tutu, but the experience and knowledge put into its design, fabric choices, construction and fitting that make a quality tutu. With some practice most intermediate sewers can follow a pattern and “make” a tutu for a recital or student dancer, but the demands of a professional require more than that. It starts with knowing a dancer’s needs.

Our Seminars teach just that!  From construction methods, working (fitting) on dancers, to the "Art" of the tutu (design and embellishing).

Classes cover more than just the sewing techniques you need to know, but also "How's" and "Why's". 
•   How total freedom of movement is essential, through the cut of the bodice and skirt.
•   How the cut of the costume is also designed to show off the dancers’ body and lines to their full potential.
•   Before building a tutu you must also consider the choreography... Will they be partnered? What lifts will be done? Will your tutu work in this situation? 
•   Is this for a soloist or principal dancer (custom fitted) a company (easily altered to fit others), or for a competition? A student or professional?
•   The construction, including fabric choices, should be sturdy enough to last many years, 
     and through many alterations.

Learn new skills or hone skills you already have. Join others in learning more about this art form. Much of the information provided is only learned as apprentices or “hands on” in a costume shop or over many years of experience. For up to date information, like our facebook page.

LAS VEGAS SEMINARS: contact  Tami DeMattia 

UK SEMINARS: contact Meri Makipentti

Tutu Seminar 2018 Las Vegas   July 16-20, 2018

Seminar is now closed. To get onto wait list please email us. 

Look below "Upcoming Seminars" and choose your location. 

  • STEP ONE:  Download and print "REGISTRATION AND CLASS INFO"  
  • STEP TWO: PAYMENT OPTIONS. See options below.
  • STEP THREE: Click on "Register Here" and select your classes and options.

 Payment Options: PayPal

  • Option 1: Full payment- paid at time of registering refundable until March 1
    • After March 1, deposit or $200 will be kept.
    • Select “check” and we will PayPal invoice you.
  • Option2: Deposit- $200 Paid at time of registering.
    • This will be applied your class fees.
    • Nonrefundable after March 1, 2018.
    • Select “check” method of payment and we will invoice you. At this time you can let us know you wish to pay a deposit, Balance must be paid in full by May 15, 2018.   ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY MAY 15, 2018! 

        REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2018. We will be ordering fabrics/supplies and organizing                classes, so do not delay in registering

        INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES: please email us for additional options. 




Upcoming Seminars


2018 Tutu Seminar July 16-20, 2018   LAS VEGAS: Closed. 

  • Shorter, more intensive classes.
  • We’ll provide or be offering some pre gathered, steamed ruffles to help time management.
  • Less time away from home/family/work
  • Less costs over all
  • New, more intimate venue location (kitchen included)
  • Limited "on-site" rooms available. 
  • More one-on-one, individual attention.
  • Limited availability.

Learn what we teach best.

  • How to build a tutu efficiently.
  • The “hows”, “why’s” and “how to’s” that are seldom offered
  • The importance of fitting and advantage our patterns provide.

          Join us!      

CLICK "Register Here" link below to register!


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