Dance Institute Pre-Professional Classes


2014-15 Academic Year (August - May)*

Mondays through April 20
3:15-4:45 Ballet
5:00-6:30 Jazz

Tuesdays through April 21
3:15-4:45 Ballet 
5:30-6:30 Pilates
6:40-7:20 Pointe (August 26)
6:40-7:40 Snow Maiden Rehearsal (as called beginning September 2)
6:40-7:40 Repertoire (February 10 through April 21)

Wednesdays through April 22
5:00-6:30 Ballet
6:40-7:40 Pointe (August 27)
6:40-8:10 Snow Maiden Rehearsal (beginning September 3)
6:40-8:10 Repertoire (February 11 through April 22)

Thursday August 28
5:00-6:30 Ballet
6:45-8:30 Snow Maiden audition
Thursdays beginning September 4 through April 23 
3:30-5:00 Ballet
5:30-6:30 Pilates
6:45-7:45 Snow Maiden Rehearsal (as called) 
6:45-7:45 Repertoire (February 12 through April 23)                                  

Saturdays through January 31
9:30-11:00 Ballet 
11:10-11:40 Snow Maiden Rehearsal
11:45-12:15 Snow Maiden Rehearsal
12:15-1:45 Snow Maiden Rehearsal (as called)
Saturdays beginning February 14 through April 25
9:30-11:00 Ballet 
11:10-12:40 Repertoire 
12:45-1:30 Repertoire (as called)

Monday April 27
3:45-6:40 Warm-up/Jazz
6:45-8:15 Rehearsal (if needed)

Tuesday April 28
5:00-6:30 Ballet
6:45-8:15 Rehearsal (as called)

Wednesday April 29
5:45-8:30 Warm-up/Rehearsal

Thursday April 30
5:30-7:00 Ballet
7:00-8:30 Rehhearsal

Saturday May 2
10:15-1:45 Warm-up/Rehearsal 

Monday May 4
5:00-6:00 Warm-up
7:00 Work Summary (with Beginners)

Tuesday May 5
5:15-8:00 Warm-up/Rehearsal

Wednesday May 6
4:45 Theatre Call
5:00-6:00 Warm-up 
6:30 Work Summary (with Pre's)

Thursday May 7
5:00 Theatre Call
5:15-6:15 Warm-up
7:00 Work Summary (with Intermediates) 

Saturday May 9
11:00 Theatre Call
11:15-12:15 Warm-up
1:00 Work Summary (with Intermediates)

*Important Schedule Notes: The week beginning February 2 is performance week for The Snow Maiden.  A separate schedule will be distributed for this week.  Times will vary from the regular schedule.

Class Attire                                              
Girls: Plain solid-colored leotard, pink tights, pink ballet and pointe shoes. Hair secured back and off of face.
Boys: Fitted white shirt, black tights or leggings, thin white socks, white ballet shoes.

Dance Institute presents The Snow Maiden

Dance Institute will be presenting The Snow Maiden on Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8, 2015 at E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  The Snow Maiden is Dance Institute’s original full-length classical ballet which is performed every other year. There is a Snow Maiden Fee for all students (see Fees below). Detailed information about participating in The Snow Maiden will be distributed separately.   

2014-15 Academic Year Advanced Calendar

August 25  Dance Institute 2014-15 Academic Year Pre-Professional and Recreational classes begin
August 30-Sept 1 No Classes or Office Hours Labor Day Weekend Holiday (Saturday–Monday)
October 13-18  Parent Observation Week (tentative)
November 26-29 No Classes or Office Hours Thanksgiving Holiday (Wednesday-Saturday)
December 13  Last day before Winter Break for all Pre-Professional students
December 15 - January 10  No classes Winter Break / Office Hours by appointment
January 12  Dance Institute Pre-Professional and Recreational classes resume
January 19  No Classes or Office Hours Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)
February 2-8 Performance week for The Snow Maiden.
    --Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. Times will vary from the regular schedule.
February 7  
Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for The Snow Maiden 10:00 am-3:00 pm
    Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. 
February 7 
 The Snow Maiden 7:00 pm performance (Saturday)
    --Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. 
February 8  
The Snow Maiden 1:00 pm performance (Sunday)
    --Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. 
February 9  No Pre-Professional classes (Monday) 
February 17  No Classes UA observation of Presidents’ Day (Tuesday) / Office Hours by appointment
March 2-7  Parent Observation Week (tentative)
March 23-29  No Classes UA Spring Break (Monday-Saturday) / Office Hours by appointment
April 4   No Classes or Office Hours Spring Holiday Weekend (Saturday)
May 4  Beginner Work Summary at 7:00 pm (Monday)
May 6  Pre-Ballet Work Summary at 6:30 pm (Wednesday)                          
May 7  Intermediate Work Summary at 7:00 pm (Thursday)
May 9  Intermediate Work Summary at 1:00 pm (Saturday)
May 9  Last day of the academic year for all Advanced students

Schedule subject to change

Full 2014-15 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar

2015 Summer Calendar for Pre-Professional Intensive

Dance Institute's Work Summary

Dance Institute's Work Summary is a presentation of class exercises and/or repertoire that have been prepared throughout the semester and created expressly to represent the vocabulary and training goals of each level. Tickets are required for Work Summary performances held in the Paul A. Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall on The University of Akron campus and are $5.00 each.  Tickets are not required for Work Summary performances held in The University of Akron Guzzetta Hall’s Albrecht Performance Studio or Recital Hall. Work Summary is typically presented in practice clothes. Simple costume pieces from Dance Institute’s wardrobe may be used to enhance the staging. Dance Institute students attending the performance of a sibling are given a complimentary ticket. 

Advanced Fee for 2014-15 Academic Year: $3,100.00 
(classes scheduled between August 25 - May 9)
Advanced Fee Payment Options:

    -- 3 payments of $1,033.34 due on or before August 30 and November 30, 2014 and March 30, 2015
    -- 9 monthly payments of $344.45 due August 2014-April 2015 on or before the 15th of each month
Advanced Snow Maiden Fee: $50.00 (see Snow Maiden information above)
   -- Advanced Snow Maiden Fee payment due on or before October 30, 2014
$10.00 Registration Fee for new students
    --To be made with the first payment

Fees are non-refundable.  In case of extended illness or injury, please contact the office.
Registration form must be submitted each academic year.
Schedule subject to change.

Phone: 330-972-7949
Mailing Address: Guzzetta Hall 294 | The University of Akron | Akron, OH 44325-1005

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