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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aussie ballet mums, learn to make an eisteddfod tutu for your daughter.

Come to our seminar and learn to make a tutu for your daughter's next eisteddfod, festival or recital.
 Stretch tutus like these are perfect for a growing girl

Photos by winkpop media.

 Or learn to make a stunning traditional classical tutu like this one.

Photo and tutu by Lydia's mum.
We still have a few spots left in our Melbourne Seminar, and the Sydney seminar is now open for pre registration. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tutu sewing classes, tutu making course, how to make a classical tutu

If you have ever looked for tutu making information, you are in the right place. Classes, patterns and instructions are available from Tutus that Dance!

Learn to make a professional standard classical ballet tutu

Melbourne seminar is filling fast, but there are still places available in all classes. We even have people flying in from South Africa and New Zealand! 

TUTUS IN OZ Melbourne, February 11-18, 2013 
Mon 11, Tues 12 …..2 days $500…. BODICE CLASS (includes fitting, altering patterns) 
Weds, 13, Thurs 14, Fri 15......3 days $750…. CLASSICAL TUTU SKIRT (includes fitting, steaming/hand tacking) Sat 16 1/2 day morning...$125 Design, Embellishing Techniques Sat 16 1/2 day afternoon $125 Men's/Boy's (includes design, fitting, altering) 
Sun 17, Mon 18 …..2 days $500…STRETCH ...beginning thru advance (Dani Legge)
 Evenings...guest artist David John Hansen...millinery/headpieces (The Australian Ballet, Royal Ballet) 

All classes include PATTERNS, you can choose to purchase a “kit”, “bring your own fabrics” or “purchase some, bring some” 

Registration is also open for a seminar in Sydney, this will run if there is sufficient interest.

 SYDNEY, February Thurs 21, Fri 22…..2 days $500…STRETCH ...beginning thru advance (Dani Legge) Sat 23, Sun 24 …..2 days $500…. BODICE CLASS (includes fitting, altering patterns) Mon 25, Tues 26, Weds 27......3 days $750…. CLASSICAL TUTU SKIRT (includes fitting, steaming/hand tacking) Thurs 28 1/2 day morning...$125 Design, Embellishing Techniques Thurs 28 1/2 day afternoon $125 Men's/Boy's (includes design, fitting, altering) Sat 16 1/2 day afternoon $125 Men's/Boy's (includes design, fitting, altering) REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tutus that Dance Seminar Sydney!!!

We have had such a great response to our Melbourne Seminar, and such a lot of people asking about doing one in Sydney, that we have opened pre regustration for Sydney too.
Click  here for more details

Saturday, September 29, 2012

In case you missed it,this is the link to registration.


Pre- registration is now open!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dates for Melbourne Seminar

Mon 11, Tues 12 …..2 days $500…. BODICE CLASS (includes fitting, altering patterns)
Weds, 13, Thurs 14, Fri 15......3 days $750…. CLASSICAL CLASS (includes fitting, steaming/hand tacking)
Sat 16 "SHORT" COURSES..1/2 day $125 Design, Embellishing Tech ….1/2 day $125 Men's/Boy's
Sun 17, Mon 18 …..2 days $500…STRETCH ...beginning thru advance (Dani Legge)
Evenings...TBA…Guest artist
David JohnHansen...millinery/headpieces (TAB, ROH)

All classes include PATTERNS, you can choose to purchase a “kit”, “bring your own fabrics” or “purchase some, bring some”
Pre Registration will start soon!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Facebook page for tutu seminars Australia

Suzanne has just set up a new Facebook page for the Australian (and maybe) UK seminars.

Costs should be very reasonable at under $250 a day ( still finalizing details)

If interested pease email Suzanne as she has already had a LOT of interest.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Due to high demand, we might be running a course in Sydney too!!
Email suzanne@tutusthatdance to register your interest

Learn to make tutus in Melbourne

Enrol for Suzanne's seminar and you can learn to make stunning tutus like these.
This traditional tutu was made by Linda from Perth after she attended the Tutus that Dance seminar in Las Vegas last year

Tutu making classes in Australia

Nothing is set in stone as yet, but Suzanne is looking at something along these lines.

2 days BODICE, including fitting and  pattern alteration
3 day CLASSICAL (OPT 2 DAY romantic), including fitting and pattern alteration

1 day SHORT technique class....and men/boys (this will be a separate class)

2 day STRETCH tutu class (taught by Dani Legge

Students would have the option of signing up for some or all classes and of bringing their own fabrics or purchasing a kit from us containing everything needed.

To register your interest email


Really exciting news, Suzanne has decided to come to Australia to run one (or maybe two) seminars. At present she is looking at Melbourne definitely, and if there is enough demand, possibly Sydney as well. She is still getting things organised but February 2013 is looking like a strong possibility.
To register your interest, email Suzanne at

Saturday, August 25, 2012

And a few more photos

Sandra's almost completed Rat Queen tutu

Our Korean guests in Tiara class

Hina modelling a stretch tutu made by guest teacher Dani Legge

And Hina modelling the tutu her mother is making

Stephanie working on her stretch 201 tutu

Tiara and Headpiece classes were fun.

Another wonderful seminar!!

Meri with the tutu, plate and headpiece she made at the seminar.
Our third seminar finished on Friday and was a great success. People from all over the globe with varying levels of experience, achieved great results, made new friends and learned heaps. Here are a few photos.

Miss Im made this beautiful bodice in Bodice 101 and Ruth the beautiful romantic tutu in Romantic class.

Sandra decorating the Rat queen tutu she created in Stretch tutus 201

Wendy modelling the tutu she made in stretch tutus 101

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Seminar starts soon!!!

All over the globe people are packing their bags and heading off to Las Veagas for ten days of fun, laughter and learning, lots of learning. Can't wait!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tutu sewing patterns

We sell a full range of sewing patterns for tutus, both traditional and stretch, plus comprehensive instructions. Email Suzanne for a full catalogue.

Less than two weeks until our seminar begins!!!

So far we have people from Canada, Australia, UK and Korea coming to our seminar, plus of course people from all over America. If you want to learn lots, meet new friends and have lots of fun ( and no housework or cooking) then email Suzanne at to book in for some classes. There are very limited places still available, so don't miss out!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cool stuff you can learn at our tutu seminar

Just another example of what you can learn~
not only "construction" or "design" but how to make it work for your clients needs. Does it need to be alter-able? Will you be able to fit it before finishing all the trims? just having to take in a inch in the front would could easily run a beautiful "design". We'll learn "what you need to know" before construction begins.

Friday, July 20, 2012

How to make a tutu

If you have ever wanted to learn to make a professional quality classical tutu, either traditional or stretch, come to Las Vegas in August.

Tutu making classes

Still a few places left in our August seminar, for details check out the website, Facebook page or email Suzanne. All links are under the title photo.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How good is the "Tutus that Dance" seminar? Here is what one of last years students has to say.

Last year Linda came all the way from Perth, Australia to attend the Tutus that Dance seminar in Las Vegas. This is what she had to say about her experience.

"I had started to fall in love with tutu making about a year before the seminar when my daughter needed a tutu for her first solo and I discovered Tutus That Dance’s fabulous patterns.  Whilst the information I had already learnt from online sources had helped me make several tutus, I knew that an opportunity to learn tutu construction in person, from experts, would provide an opportunity to accelerate my learning and help me achieve the results I wanted much faster.  Suzanne and Dani are both excellent instructors, fun, patient and so very generous with their extensive knowledge.  With a backdrop of Las Vegas, a great venue at Suncoast for sewing and dining as well as a fabulous, friendly group of attendees ranging from fellow beginners to accomplished costume creators, every element worked together to make this an amazing, inspirational and fun experience.  I came away from the Tutu Seminar with new skills, new friends, great memories, two very full suitcases stuffed with tutus and the inspiration that comes from meeting others who are already living your dream.  I can’t wait until I can come back!"

Here are some of the beautiful tutus Linda has made. using the knowledge she gained at the seminar.
Linda made this stunning tutu for her daughter to wear at ballet competitions.

This traditional tutu is made from Suzanne's pattern

Linda also learnt to make headpieces at the seminar.

Lydia, Linda's beautiful daughter, with a medal from a Perth ballet competition.
Stretch classical tutu made from velvet lycra, using one of Dani Legge's patterns.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tutu for YAGP

Suzanne made this beautiful tutu and it was decorated by the dancer's mother. Perfect fit and lovely lines.

Stretch lycra classical tutus

 Guest teacher Dani Legge will be at our seminar in August, teaching stretch tutu making. These tutus are perfect for growing girls and also for schools as the same tutu will fit (and fit well) on different body shapes. Here are a few examples.

Learn to make a ballet tutu

If you have always wanted to make a classical tutu, we offer classes covering both stretch and traditional tutus. There are still places available at out next seminar in Las Vegas in August. Our comprehensive course offers more basic classes as well as advanced options, and also tiara classes, fitting classes and men's costume classes. It's also great fun and a wonderful way to meet people with similar interests. For more info check out the website or email

Sugar plum Fairy tutu

Isn't this a wonderful photo of one of Suzanne's beautiful tutus on the lovely Yoomi Lee.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Still a few places available in seminar classes

There are still a few places available for the Tutu Seminar in Las Vegas in August, don't miss out!
For more information check out our website or email Suzanne at

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Learn to make a ballet tiara

Some examples of the sorts of ballet headpieces you can learn to make.

Proof that stretch tutus can look fabulous!

For anyone who thinks that stretch tutus are only a second rate version of "proper" tutus, here is Ashleigh McKimmie of Australia winning the Cecchetti International Ballet Competition in Manchester UK last year, in a stretch tutu made by guest teacher Dani Legge.

Some photos from previous seminars

Not all romantic tutus are the same!

Not all romantics are created equal. Silhouette, movement and style are determined by the nets and tulles used, the number of layers and the amount in each. These are what you'll learn in the ROMANTIC CLASS~

Giselle romantic tutu

Learn how to make a stunning romantic tutu like this one at the our tutu seminar in August.

This tutu is a combination of our "magic" bodice and a traditional skirt.
Dancers are Yoomi Lee and Kuydong Kwak, costumes by Suzanne Dieckmann and wardrobe department of the Las vegas Ballet Company.