Dance Institute Pre-Professional Classes
Beginner II

Beginner II Ballet fundamentals are developed. Strength, flexibility, stage presence, and physical and mental dexterity increase as students attend longer ballet classes and are introduced to jazz technique. Students attend classes 2 days per week.

2016-17 Academic Year (August - May)

Mondays
5:00-6:30 Ballet                                       

Saturdays 
9:45-11:15 Ballet
11:25-12:25 Snow Maiden Rehearsal/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.

Beginner II students will perform in Dance Institute's production of The Snow Maiden on February 4 and 5, 2017 and Dance Institute’s Beginner Work Summary on May 8, 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.

WORK SUMMARY
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 BEGINNER II 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  Beginner Work Summary at 7:00 pm (Last day of the academic year for all Beginner students)
Calendar subject to change

Full 2016-17 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
Summer 2017 Calendar for Pre-Professional Beginner Intensive (to be posted)

FEES
Beg II Fee for 2016-17 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
Snow Maiden Fee for Beg II Students: $30.00
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.

Phone: 330-972-7949
Website: www.uakron.edu/di
Email: danceinstitute@uakron.edu
Mailing Address: Guzzetta Hall 294 | The University of Akron | Akron, OH 44325-1005