Dance Institute Introductory Classes

Pre-Ballet

2015-16 Academic Year (August-May) 

PRE-BALLET (Ages 5-7) Wednesdays 5:30-6:15   First class September 9
An introduction to basic ballet vocabulary and positions of the arms and legs. Children experience dance conceptually and technically through the development of simple movement sequencing.  Registration information

PRE-BALLET (Ages 5-7) Saturdays 9:00-9:45   First class September 12
An introduction to basic ballet vocabulary and positions of the arms and legs. Children experience dance conceptually and technically through the development of simple movement sequencing.  Registration information

Pre-Ballet Class Attire                                              
Girls: Plain black leotard (no skirt), pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair secured back and off of face.
Boys: Fitted white t-shirt, black tights or leggings, thin white socks, black ballet shoes.


PRE-BALLET WORK SUMMARY
Dance Institute's Pre-Ballet Work Summary is a presentation of class exercises and activities that have been prepared as part of the Pre-Ballet curriculum. 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 and the student’s presence. Dance Institute students attending the performance of a sibling are given a complimentary ticket. 

2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR INTRODUCTORY LEVEL CALENDAR

September 9  First Wednesday Pre-Ballet class of the academic year

September 12  First Saturday Pre-Ballet class of the academic year

November 25 - 28  Thanksgiving Holiday No Classes or Office Hours

December 2  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Rehearsal for all Pre-Ballet students at 6:00

December 5  No Saturday Pre-Ballet class

December 9  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Performance for all Pre-Ballet students at 6:30

December 12  No Saturday Pre-Ballet class

December 16  Last Wednesday Pre-Ballet class before Winter Break

December 19  Last Saturday Pre-Ballet class before Winter Break

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

January 20  Wednesday Pre-Ballet classes resume

January 23  Saturday Pre-Ballet 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 4  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Rehearsal for all Pre-Ballet students at 6:00                 

May 7  No Saturday Pre-Ballet class

May 11  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Performance for all Pre-Ballet students at 6:30 

             (Last day of the academic year for all Pre-Ballet students)

Schedule subject to change

Full 2015-16 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
2016 Summer Calendar for Introductory classes (to be posted)

FEES
Pre-Ballet Fee 2015-16 Academic Year: $436.00
 (classes scheduled between August - May)
Pre-Ballet Fee Payment Options:

    -- 3 payments of $145.34 due on or before August 30, November 30 and March 30
    -- 9 monthly payments of $48.44 due August -April  on or before the 15th of each month
$10.00 Registration Fee for new students only
  -- To be made with 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