Dance Institute Introductory Classes

Pre-Ballet
Storybook Dance

2014-15 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. 
The Storybook Dance class is not being held at this time. Please check with the Dance Institute office in December for information about Storybook Dance classes beginning in January after the winter break.  Thank you.

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
-- First class (academic year) for Wed Pre-Ballet class 9/3/14.  Last class before Winter Break for Wed Pre-Ballet class 12/10/14.
-- Winter Break 12/15/14 - 1/10/15
-- Wed Pre-Ballet class resumes 1/14/15.
-- *Regularly scheduled classes will not take place the week of February 2. Detailed schedule will be distributed separately.
-- Last class (academic year) for Wed Pre-Ballet class 5/6/15.
-- See Calendar below for additional important dates.
-- Fees and Payment Options listed below.

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
-- First class (academic year) for Sat Pre-Ballet class 9/6/14.  Last class before Winter Break for Sat Pre-Ballet class 12/13/14.
-- Winter Break 12/15/14 - 1/10/15
-- Sat Pre-Ballet class resumes 1/12/15.
-- *Regularly scheduled classes will not take place the week of February 2. Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. 
-- Last class (academic year) for Sat Pre-Ballet class 5/9/15*.
-- See Calendar below for additional important dates.
-- Fees and Payment Options listed below.

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 presents The Snow Maiden

Dance Institute will be presenting The Snow Maiden on Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8, 2015 at E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  The Snow Maiden is Dance Institute’s original full-length classical ballet which is performed every other year. Pre-Ballet students have the opportunity to perform in both Snow Maiden performances.  Pre-Ballet participation in The Snow Maiden is optional and is strongly encouraged.  There is a Snow Maiden Fee for all students who participate (see Fees below). Regularly scheduled classes will not take place the week of February 2. Pre-Ballet students will need to be available for rehearsals and performances on Saturday February 7 from 10:00-3:00 and 6:00-9:00pm, and on Sunday February 8 from 12:00-3:00. Additional detailed information about participating in The Snow Maiden will be distributed separately. 

 2014-15 Academic Year Pre-Ballet Calendar

Saturday August 30 - Monday September 1  No Classes or Office Hours Labor Day Weekend
Wednesday  September 3  First Wednesday Pre-Ballet class of the academic year
Saturday September 6  First Saturday Pre-Ballet class of the academic year
Wednesday October 15  Wednesday Pre-Ballet Parent Observation Day (tentative)
Saturday October 18  Saturday Pre-Ballet Parent Observation Day (tentative)     
Wednesday-Saturday November 26-29  No Classes or Office Hours Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday December 10  Last Wednesday Pre-Ballet class before Winter Break
Saturday December 13 Last Fall Saturday Pre-Ballet class before Winter Break
Monday December 15 - Saturday January 10 No classes Winter Break / Office hours by appointment.
Wednesday January 14  Wednesday Pre-Ballet class resumes
Saturday January 17  Saturday Pre-Ballet classes resume
Wednesday February 4  No Pre-Ballet class
Saturday February 7  No Pre-Ballet classes                
Saturday February 7 10:00am - 3:00 pm  Mandatory Dress Rehearsal of The Snow Maiden
Saturday February 7 at 7:00 pm  Evening performance of The Snow Maiden at E. J. Thomas Hall 
Sunday February 8 at 1:00 pm  Matinee performance of The Snow Maiden performance at E. J. Thomas Hall
Wednesday March 4  Wednesday Pre-Ballet Parent Observation Day (tentative)
Saturday March 7  Saturday Pre-Ballet Parent Observation Day (tentative)
Monday March 23-Saturday March 28  No Classes or Office Hours UA Spring Break
Saturday April 4  No Classes or Office Hours Spring Holiday Weekend
Wednesday April 29 at 6:00  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Rehearsal at Daum Theatre for all Pre-Ballet students
    --No 5:30 Pre-Ballet class this day
    --Please arrive at the Paul A. Daum Theatre at 6:00
Saturday May 2 at 9:00  Saturday Pre-Ballet class as regularly scheduled
Wednesday May 6 at 6:30  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Performance at Daum Theatre for all Pre-Ballet students
    --No Pre-Ballet class this day at 5:30
    --Please arrive at the Paul A. Daum Theatre at 6:00
Wednesday May 6  Last day of the academic year for all Pre-Ballet students

Schedule subject to change


2015 Summer Calendar for Pre-Ballet and Storybook Dance

Full 2014-15 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar

Dance Institute's Work Summary is a presentation of class exercises and/or repertoire that have been prepared in class and created expressly to represent the vocabulary and training goals of each level. 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. 

FEES
Pre-Ballet Fee 2014-15 Academic Year: $436.00
 (classes scheduled between August 25 - May 9)
Pre-Ballet Fee Payment Options:

    -- 3 payments of $145.34 due on or before August 30 and November 30, 2014 and March 30, 2015
    -- 9 monthly payments of $48.44 due August 2014-April 2015 on or before the 15th of each month
Pre-Ballet Snow Maiden Fee*: $20.00 (see Snow Maiden information above)
   -- Pre-Ballet Snow Maiden Fee payment due on or before October 30, 2014
$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
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