Dance Institute Pre-Professional Classes


2014-15 Academic Year (August - May)

4:00-4:45 Tap (contact office for details regarding placement)
6:40-7:40 Tap (contact office for details regarding placement)                                    

3:50-4:50 Tap (contact office for details regarding placement)

Dance Institute Work Summary

Dance Institute's Work Summary is a presentation of class exercises and/or repertoire that have been prepared throughout the semester 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. Dance Institute students attending the performance of a sibling are given a complimentary ticket. 


DI Tap students who are enrolled in ballet classes will dance their Tap Work Summary the same day/time of their ballet Work Summary presentation. Tap Only students should contact the office for the day of their Work Summary performance. Additional information about all Work Summary performances will be distributed separately. Please note below the days and times below:

Tap Work Summary Thursday May 7 at 7:00 pm and Saturday May 9 at 1:00 pm

2014-15 Academic Year Beginner I Calendar

August 25  Dance Institute 2014-15 academic year Pre-Professional classes begin
August 30-Sept 1 
No Classes or Office Hours Labor Day Weekend Holiday (Saturday–Monday)
October 13-18  Parent Observation Week (tentative)
November 26-29 
No Classes or Office Hours Thanksgiving Holiday (Wednesday-Saturday)
December 13  
Last day before Winter Break for all Pre-Professional students
December 15 - January 10  
No classes Winter Break / Office Hours by appointment
January 12  
Dance Institute Pre-Professional and Recreational classes resume
January 19  
No Classes or Office Hours Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)
February 2-8 Performance week for The Snow Maiden.
    --Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. Times will vary from the regular schedule.
February 7  
Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for The Snow Maiden 10:00 am-3:00 pm
    --Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. 
February 7 
 The Snow Maiden 7:00 pm performance (Saturday)
    --Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. 
February 8  
The Snow Maiden 1:00 pm performance (Sunday)
    --Detailed schedule will be distributed separately. 
February 9 
 No Pre-Professional classes (Monday)
February 17  
No Classes UA observation of Presidents’ Day (Tuesday) / Office Hours by appointment
March 2-7  
Parent Observation Week (tentative)
March 23-29  
No Classes UA Spring Break (Monday – Saturday) / Office Hours by appointment
April 4  
 No Classes or Office Hours Spring Holiday Weekend (Saturday)                       
May 4-9 See dates above for Tap Work Summarys

Schedule subject to change

Full 2014-15 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar

2105 Summer Calendar for Pre-Professional Intensive

Tap Fee for 2014-15 Academic Year: $436.00 
(classes scheduled between August 25 - May 9)
Tap 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
Tap Snow Maiden Fee: $20.00 (see Snow Maiden information above)
   -- Tap Snow Maiden Fee payment due on or before October 30, 2014.
Any student enrolled in one of the ballet levels in addition to tap will pay the Snow Maiden Fee associated with the ballet class only.
$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