Dance Institute Pre-Professional Levels
Beginner I (age 7-8 and older students with limited or no previous ballet training) Students are introduced to the fundamental principles, positions, and movements of ballet technique, building strength and flexibility, and moving to different rhythms. No prior dance experience necessary. Students with previous ballet training from other dance programs may be placed in Beginner I in order to establish the skills and understanding that Dance Institute identifies as providing an effective foundation for continued progress. Students attend class 2 days per week.
2017-18 Academic Year (August - May)
Schedule subject to change
Girls: Plain black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair secured back and off of face.
Boys: Fitted white shirt, black tights or leggings, thin white socks, white ballet shoes.
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.
2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR BEGINNER I CALENDAR
August 28 Dance Institute 2017-2018 Academic Year Pre-Professional begin
September 2 - 4 Labor Day Weekend Holiday No classes or office hours
November 22 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday No classes or office hours
December 16 Work Summary for Beg I at 1:00 pm in the Paul A. Daum Theatre
December 16 Last Pre-Professional day before Winter Break
December 18 - January 15 Winter Break No classes / Office hours by appointment
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No classes or office hours
January 16 Dance Institute Pre-Professional classes resume
February 20* 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 19.)
March 26 - 31 UA Spring Break No classes / Office hours by appointment
May 7 Work Summary for Beg I at 7:00 pm (Last day of the academic year for all Beginner students)
Calendar subject to change
Full 2017-18 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
Summer 2018 Calendar for Pre-Professional Beginner Intensive (to be posted)
Beg I Fee for 2017-18 Academic Year: $872.00 (classes scheduled between August - May)
Beg I Fee Payment Options:
-- 3 payments of $290.67 due on or before August 30, November 30 and March 30
-- 9 monthly payments of $96.89 due August through April on or before the 28th of each month
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