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Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA) celebrates Tutu Tuesday on April 29 to promote the performance of a ballet double bill of Les Sylphides and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The shows will be May 2 & 3 at 7:00 PM at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, located at 3901 S. Hulen St. On Tuesday, April 29, students, faculty and staff will wear tutus throughout the school day to celebrate, show their support for dance and compete for prizes. Tutus can be store bought or homemade. All tutu-wearing students will gather for a huge group picture to commemorate the event.

Les Sylphides is a Romantic-era ballet in which the dancers create a beautiful reverie. Guest artist Shea Johnson performs the lead role and is accompanied onstage by FWAFA’s Academy Dance Company. All three of FWAFA’s dance companies will perform choreography to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with dancers from elementary school through high school gracing the stage. Dance teachers Sheyna Ferraro and Shelly Torres have created original choreography to these four classic instrumental pieces. Purchase tickets by visiting or by calling (817) 924-1482. Advance sales are $13 adults and $5 students. Tickets at the door are $15 adults and $7 students.

FWAFA’s dance department launched in 2001 and offers instruction in ballet, modern dance and jazz dance. Other full-length ballets previously presented by the school include Cinderella, Billy the Kid, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Paquita. The department includes three dance companies: Academy Dance Company, Dance Company II and the Junior Dance Company.

In 2001, Texas Boys Choir, Inc. expanded upon its mission by opening its first public charter school, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA), to provide arts and academic education for boys and girls in grades 3 to 12. In addition to a rigorous classroom schedule, students receive training in dance, theater, music, and the visual arts. Admission to FWAFA is by audition and more than 500 students are enrolled this year.