Dance Institute Introductory Classes

Pre-Ballet
Pre-Tap
Storybook Dance

2015-16 Academic Year (August-May) 

STORYBOOK DANCE (Ages 3-5) Saturdays 9:00-9:45
A fun and creative introduction to the integration of dance and music. Children combine basic motor skills with their imaginations through directed activity and the magic of words and pictures to explore the world of movement. Registration information

PRE-BALLET (Ages 5-7) Wednesdays 5:30-6:15
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
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-TAP (Ages 5-7) Saturdays 10:00-10:45
Children learn the placement of weight in the foot to achieve basic sounds and rhythms. Registration information 

Pre-Ballet and Storybook Dance 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.


DANCE INSTITUTE'S 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. 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
Dates to be posted.
Schedule subject to change

Full 2015-16 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar (to be posted)
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