41Your pint-sized prima ballerina shows off steps from the “Nutcracker” or “Swan Lake” at the drop of a hat and has been in a “tutu phase” for months. A ballet-themed birthday party is a no-brainer, but discerning kiddies will appreciate a party that goes beyond costumes and decorations. Former Oakland ballet dancer Genevieve Custer Weeks opened TutuSchool as a boutique ballet center in North Beach for kids and parents to explore the worlds of firebirds and fairies through movement and dance. Leave the details to her and your child’s birthday party will have cupcakes, engaging dance instruction, fun decorations, and party favors. Odette, Cinderella, and Sugar Plum packages are available. And once they’re hooked on learning pliŽs and pas des barres, they can sign up for regular classes (from 18 months and up) and even ballet camp (ages 4 – 8). Custer Weeks has parents covered too: her TutuFit class is a fun way to get in shape using fundamentals from ballet. So pull on those tights and tiaras and pirouette your way to

TutuSchool
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