You should review the Seminar Descriptions pages for more complete information on these classes.
Each course will follow the same syllabus and include the same instruction and materials as our 'normal' seminars.
You should also look over the rest of the Seminar Section to get familiar with such things as required/expected skill levels, equipment and supplies needs, our policies on booking, payment, and cancellation, etc.
Last Update: April 2, 2012
Classical Tutu Construction will run a full 3 days.
The days will be at least 8 hours of class-time each, but many participants will have after-hours homework to finish out their day's tasks.
Bodice Construction typically runs 8 to 10 hours, depending on the complexity of the pattern and each person's sewing skills.
This class can be taught as a separate day (so nearly everyone will complete their costume), or it can be integrated into the 3 days of Classical Tutu Construction (which makes the days much longer, and everyone may not complete their costume).
Hand-Wired Jeweled Tiaras is taught as a separate day, typically about 6 to 8 hours, or as two 3- to 4-hour evening classes.
CLASS SIZE LIMITATIONS
Classes must be limited to a maximum of 20 persons.
If classes have more than 15 persons, Claudia will need to bring an Assistant to help keep everyone working on task and on schedule.
The Kit/Materials prices listed below are based on our 'standard' seminar instruction.
These prices are subject to change depending on your actual seminar content.
For the Classical Tutu Construction seminar, the book/pattern/materials kit will cost $60.00 for each person constructing a Tutu.
For the Bodice Construction seminar, the pattern/materials kit will cost $30.00 for each person constructing a Bodice.
For the Hand-Wired Jeweled Tiaras seminar, the pattern/materials kit will cost $50.00 for each person constructing a Tiara.
Our teaching fees are based on the content of your seminar, and on the number of persons you expect to attend.
In ALL cases, we need to talk with you regarding your proposed content, expected attendance, preferred dates, your location, etc, etc, etc.
Please Call or Email to inquire regarding our current Teacher, Per Diem, Mileage, and Assistant fees and rates.
Full information for contacting us is listed below.
Where dates are concerned, timing is everything!
Weekends are best, October and November are not good, and of course, any date that conflicts with our 'normal' seminar schedule is out of the question, as are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years (well, unless we're also talking about a warm, sunny, and exotic vacation experience!).
INTERNATIONAL (Outside the USA)
Yes, we can travel outside the United States, to wherever you want us.
Our passports and such are current and 'travel-ready'.
SPACE, EQUIPMENT, & POWER REQUIREMENTS
Each participant (and Claudia) will need sewing space, a chair, and electricity.
We recommend a 30-inch by 60-inch table (approx size), a 'secretary' chair, and a 4-6-outlet power-strip for each person and station (we always suggest each participant bring their own powerstrip, but not everyone will).
You will need at least one cutting table (2 of the above tables placed back-to-back work well), several irons and ironing boards, and a steamer.
If the class size is more than 8 or 10 persons, you should definitely consider doubling the cutting and presing/steaming stations.
Of course, the teaching room will need to be large enough to accommodate all the tables, chairs, machines, and students (without tripping over each other), with space for cutting, steaming, ironing, etc.
The room needs to have enough electricity to handle all the sewing machines, personal lamps, iron(s), steamer(s), etc. - ie, enough power, not just outlets.
And don't forget extension cords from each sewing-station and all the other equipment to the wall-outlets!
By the way, be sure to mark/label all the equipment you provide - extension cords, power-strips, irons, cutting boards, etc.
We can provide you a suggested list of 'what to bring' for you to in-turn provide to your registrants.
TRAVEL, ACOMMODATIONS, CAR RENTAL
Air-Fare - you must provide round-trip airline tickets for Claudia (and assistant if required) from Charlotte NC to your venue and return.
A 'normal' daytime flight is required, non-stop if at all possible - ie, no 'red-eye' or multi-layover flights.
Hotel - you must provide hotel accommodations for Claudia (and assistant if required) from the evening before the first teaching day through the last teaching day.
The hotel must be 'decent' - you should think on the order of Embassy Suites, Hilton, Marriott, etc.
Although 'resort' quality is not required, this should definitely not be a 'lower-end' motel.
And you must definitely consider the safety of the neighborhood in your selection!
Auto-Rental - this depends on whether the hotel has an airport shuttle, on the distance of the hotel from the teaching space, as well as the time of year and weather conditions.
In other words, if the hotel has an airport shuttle and is around the corner from the teaching space, you probably don't need to rent a car.
If it's not a short walk away and it's deep winter, you should plan to rent a car.
And if it's not otherwise within easy walking distance, you must definitely rent a car.
In general, if you are within 4 to 5 hours drive-time from Charlotte NC, you may not need to provide airfare - at our discretion, we may elect to just drive to you.
You would be responsible for a rental fee or mileage, and fuel.
Please contact us to verify your proposed airline, hotel, and car-rental plans BEFORE you book them - we reserve the right to refuse any such accommodations we find unacceptable.
Or better yet, provide us with credit-card details and we will make the arrangements.
CONTRACT, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, & PER DIEM REQUIRMENTS
This is a large commitment of time, energy, and money on both our parts.
A signed contract and 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.
We will fax or mail our current contract to you after you have discussed with us and settled on such issues as dates, class content, class size, fees, marketing, etc.
Your final 50% payment is expected 30 days prior to the first day of your seminar.
If you make your final payment less than 30 days prior to your event, payment MUST be made by credit-card, cashiers check, or money-order.
All Per Diem payments are due upon arrival, and are to be paid in Cash.
If you decide to cancel your seminar, we must be notified at least 30 days in-advance before the first day of your seminar for you to receive a full refund of the monies you have paid up to that point.
If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the first day of your seminar, no monies will be refunded.
REQUIRED CONTACT INFORMATION
We will need contact information for each person attending the seminar, as we will need to provide them with information regarding the equipment and supplies they should bring, as well as the course itinerary.
We PREFER to provide this information via E-MAIL!
The contact information for each attendee should include name, address, email address (very important), telephone (and fax) numbers, 'best time to contact', etc.
We will need measurement charts from each person creating a costume.
We prefer each person use our own measurement forms, which can be printed or downloaded from our website at the Women's Measurement Form page (or click on the 'Women's Measurement Form' link at the bottom of the Tutu.Com Home Page).
We will need these measurements at least 30 days in advance of your seminar so we can prepare the customized materials kits for each person, otherwise we will provide only a 'standard size' kit, typically Medium Adult.
We will need as much contact information as possible for every individual who will have an 'in-charge', decision-making, or financial role for your seminar.
This should include name, address, email address, telephone & fax numbers, 'best time to contact', etc.
We will need the name and address of the teaching space, as well as the contact name, email address, phone number, etc., if applicable.
We will need all hotel and car-rental information.
This should include name, address, email address, telephone & fax numbers, booking confirmation numbers, website address, etc.
You may find it easiest to simply mail or forward copies of the actual booking confirmations directly to us - See the How to Contact Us page for all the ways to get in touch with us.
If you will be accepting registrations from 'outside' persons, and you book your seminar far enough in-advance, we will include your seminar information on our website, in our e-newsletter, and in our other seminar-marketing materials.
We will need your detailed contact and/or registration information to provide in our materials.
Please Note: 'far enough in-advance' means 3-6 months, not 3-6 weeks.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please feel free to call or email us to discuss your particular project.
We are always happy to take the time necessary to help you refine your ideas and requirements.
See the How to Contact Us page for all the ways to get in touch with us.
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