Dance Institute Pre-Professional Classes
Advanced Students receive rigorous training in ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, jazz, and Pilates-based mat exercise, all of which emphasize technical excellence and artistic maturity. Students attend classes 5 days per week.
2016-17 Academic Year (August - May)
(6:40-7:40 Rehearsal as called)
(6:40-8:10 Rehearsal as called)
(12:45-1:30 Rehearsal as called)
Girls: Plain solid-colored leotard, pink tights, pink ballet and pointe shoes. Hair secured back and off of face.
Boys: Fitted white shirt or leotard, black tights or leggings, thin white socks, white ballet shoes.
Advanced students will perform in Dance Institute's production of The Snow Maiden on February 4 and 5, 2017 and Dance Institute’s Work Summary performances on May 8, 10, 11 and 13, 2017 (see Calendar below). Rehearsals are scheduled during and in coordination with regularly scheduled classes. Detailed information will be emailed separately. Printed copies of all emails and attachments are available from the office.
THE SNOW MAIDEN
The Snow Maiden is Dance Institute’s full-length story ballet performed every other year during the winter season with professional wardrobe and technical production staff and support. A Snow Maiden Fee is required from each student. The fee and performance dates are listed below. Additional details of student participation in this production are distributed by the Dance Institute office.
Dance Institute's Work Summary is a presentation of class exercises and/or repertoire that have been prepared as part of the curriculum of each level and created expressly to represent the level's vocabulary and training goals.
2016-17 ACADEMIC YEAR ADVANCED CALENDAR
August 29 Dance Institute 2016-2017 Academic Year Pre-Professional begin
September 3 - 5 Labor Day Weekend Holiday No classes or office hours
November 23 - 26 Thanksgiving Holiday No classes or office hours
December 17 Last Pre-Professional classes before Winter Break
December 19 - January 16 Winter Break No classes / Office hours by appointment
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No classes or office hours
January 17 Dance Institute Pre-Professional resume
February 4 Snow Maiden Dress Rehearsal (morning/afternoon) and Performance (7:00 pm)
February 5 Snow Maiden Performance (1:00 pm)
February 21* UA Observation of Presidents’ Day No classes / Office hours by appointment
(*This is a Tuesday. All regularly scheduled Monday classes are in session Monday February 20.)
March 27 - April 1 UA Spring Break No classes / Office hours by appointment
April 16 Spring Holiday Weekend No classes or office hours
May 8 Work Summary at 7:00 pm
May 10 Work Summary at 6:30 pm
May 11 Work Summary at 7:00 pm
May 13 Work Summary at 1:00 pm (Last day of the academic year for Advanced students)
Calendar subject to change
Full 2016-17 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
2017 Summer Calendar for Pre-Professional Intensive (to be posted)
Advanced Fee for 2016-17 Academic Year: $3,100.00 (classes scheduled between August-May)
Advanced Fee Payment Options:
-- 3 payments of $1,033.34 due on or before August 30, November 30 and March 30
-- 9 monthly payments of $344.45 due August through April on or before the 15th of each month
Snow Maiden Fee for Advanced Students: $50.00
Registration Fee (new students only): $10.00
--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.
Mailing Address: Guzzetta Hall 294 | The University of Akron | Akron, OH 44325-1005