FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – You didn’t have to be a ballerina to pull off wearing a tutu at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts.

Students, teachers and staff all wore tutus to promote the spring ballet this weekend.

Tutu Tuesday was the idea of executive director, Clint Riley. “We were trying to find a way to promote the ballet, we have a really great company they do a great job and we have not had the audiences we wanted to see come to attend. Students perform better when they have a full house so we like to give that to them.”

This is the second year for Tutu Tuesday and for students, creativity is king.  Kids used everything from comic strips, to duct tape, even Slinkys became tutus.

Dance teacher Sheyna Ferraro loves the support.  “It’s exciting seeing everyone get involved by wearing their tutus and helping us promote.  We even had art students put tutus on the trees outside.  We’re finding different ways to have the arts involved and then they all come and support the show.”

The ballet is a double bill of Les Sylphides and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  The shows take place on May 2 and May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. The performances will be at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, located at 3901 S. Hulen Street.

Click here to purchase tickets online or call (817) 924-1482 for more performance and ticket information. Advance tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $7 for students.

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