Dance Institute Pre-Professional Classes

Beginner II

2015-16 Academic Year (August - May)

5:00-6:30 Ballet                                       

9:45-11:15 Ballet
11:25-12:25 Jazz 

Class Attire                                              
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. Tickets are required for Work Summary and other 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. 


August 31  Dance Institute 2015-2016 Academic Year Pre-Professional and Recreational classes begin

September 5 - 7  Labor Day Weekend Holiday No Classes or Office Hours

November 25 - 28  Thanksgiving Holiday No Classes or Office Hours

December 10  Aurora's Wedding Performance 7:00 pm (All Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced)

December 12  Aurora's Wedding Performance 1:00 pm (All Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced)

December 19  Last Pre-Professional classes before Winter Break 

December 20 - January 18  Winter Break No Classes / Office Hours by appointment

January 18  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No Classes or Office Hours

January 19  Dance Institute Pre-Professional and Recreational classes resume

February 16*  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 15.)

March 21-26  UA Spring Break  No Classes / Office Hours by appointment               

May 9  Beginner Work Summary at 7:00 pm (Last day of the academic year for all Beginner students.)

Schedule subject to change.

Full 2015-16 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar

Summer 2016 Calendar for Pre-Professional Beginner Intensive (to be posted)

Beg II Fee for 2015-16 Academic Year: $1,304.00 
(classes scheduled between August - May)
Beg II Fee Payment Options:

    -- 3 payments of $434.67 due on or before August 30, November 30 and March 30
    -- 9 monthly payments of $144.89 due August -April  on or before the 15th of each month
$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