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Dancewear bodice making course

Posted on November 5, 2012

tutu coursePrescott & Mackay will be holding a two-day course in making boned bodices for dancewear. Running on March 7 to 8, 2013, the course will be taught by costume and dancewear specialist Amanda Hall. Prescott & Mackay is the only school in the UK providing short courses in the construction of classical ballet dancewear.

The two-day course will teach you how to make a fitted bodice for tutus – a fitted shape that has much less constraint than a traditional corset. Techniques learned on the tutu course can also be used to make bridalwear and decorative corsets. The course would also be useful for students who have completed Prescott & Mackay’s two-day tutu-making course, and would like to complete their costumes.

Amanda Hall graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 1987, and has worked ever since making costumes for theatre, film, television, West End musicals and with Mr Pearl, for couturiers Christian Lacroix and Thierry Mugler. As a freelance costume maker, she has made tutus for The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, and has also worked for English National Ballet, Northern Ballet and Scottish Ballet.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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