Seminars – Tutus that Dance

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 a 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. 

 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.

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Tutus that Dance 

Tutus That Dance Seminars USA 

TTD Seminars UK 

and for our seminar alumni, 

TTD Alumni 


seminar contact: 
USA SEMINARS: Tami DeMattia  


                       Upcoming Seminars   

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Philadelphia, PA- "The Rock School for Dance Education March 23-27, 2020 

  • 101 class: Traditional Tutu bodice/skirt all fabrics included $995 

  • RN Dress Applique class: 4 days all fabrics included $960

  • Innovation Stretch tutu: 1 day, all fabrics included $375 

  • Design Class by Laura Berry 2 evenings $100
  • Tiara Class: all supplies included $100 
  • NY shopping trip March 28. 

Guest teacher: Laura Berry 




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 Las Vegas, NV  July 13-18, 2020   





4 Day SPANISH CLASS                                           
  • Nothing is as important as learning how to fit your tutu/tunic properly. Learn everything from proper measuring, adjusting your pattern, to the final fitting. We'll have dancers there to work on, deal with problem areas, and answer all your questions. 2 Full days.  
  • In the SPANISH class, we'll cover various tiered skirts and the importance of silhouette, new bodice designs, Stretch and non-stretch versions. Bolero, Petticoats and Sleeves. 4 days. 
  •  Our seminar is held in a 6,500 square foot house, with on-site rooms available.