Nutcracker Ballet Tutus & Costumes
Save with our Nutcracker Early Order Discounts
At Class Act Tutu, we run an annual special to help you save on your Nutcracker Tutu orders. Our savings begin in June and run through August. The earlier you order, the more you save. The discount amount decreases with each month. This discount can be added to our always present Volume Discounts and our 1st time customer discounts for a savings of up to 30% off!
June – 10% Off
July – 5% Off
August 2.5 % Off
How to Order your Nutcracker Costume Tutus
With so many choices, planning for your Nutcracker production can be overwhelming. A perfect place to start is our step by step guide How to Order Your Tutus. We walk you through everything from choosing your style and colors to selecting your correct sizes. If you have questions or need further assistance, just contact us with any request you may have. We are happy to help.
Getting Started with your Order
At Class Act Tutu, we pride ourselves in offering an extensive collection of tutu styles and colors that you can use as a base to create unlimited costume designs. To help you select the perfect Nutcracker costumes, we have gathered colors and tutu styles to help you create a stunning holiday production. This sampling serves only a fraction of the unlimited possibilities available to you.
- Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker Costume
- Spanish Tutu Nutcracker Costume
- Snow Queen or Snow Corps de Ballet
- Waltz of the Flowers Nutcracker Costume
For more assistance in planning your tutu designs, contact us today for more assistance.
More Facts about the Nutcracker Ballet:
- The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the book called, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, written by E.T.A. Hoffman.
- In 1891, the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet.
- In 1892, the first showing of the Nutcracker took place at the Mariinsky Theatre of Russia, home of the Kirov Ballet. The production was considered a flop by audiences and critics alike.
- The Nutcracker made its way to Western Europe in the 1930's and to America by 1940, performed by Ballet Russe.
- The first American full length Nutcracker was performed by the San Francisco Ballet in 1944, choreographed by William Christensen.
- Due to low funds and scarce resources, SF Ballet’s Nutcracker costumes were substandard at best. In fact, the zipper on Gisella Caccialanza Christensen’s Sugar Plum Fairy tutu split during dress rehearsal.
- George Balanchine, founder of New York City Ballet choreographed his own version of the Nutcracker in 1954. NYCB currently performs Nutcracker about 45 times each season.
- In the NYCB production, the Sugar Plum Fairy’s tutu consists of 7 layers of tulle, the Dewdrop costume is bejeweled with 65 crystal “dewdrops”, and Mother Ginger’s skirt rests on 40 pound metal frame.
- In Alabama Ballet’s production, more than 700 yards of fabric were needed to create tutus for 14 “Flowers”.
- Pacific Northwest Ballet broke all box office records on December 13, 1983 with their newly revised Nutcracker, choreographed by founder and then artistic director, Kent Stowell.