Dance Institute Pre-Professional Classes


2015-16 Academic Year (August - May)

6:40-7:25 Beginner 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. 


August 31  Dance Institute 2015-2016 Academic Year Pre-Professional and Recreational classes begin

September 5 - 7  Labor Day Weekend Holiday No Classes or Office Hours

November 25 - 28  Thanksgiving Holiday No Classes or Office Hours

December 19  Last day of Pre-Professional classes before Winter Break 

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

January 18  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No Classes or Office Hours

January 19  Dance Institute Pre-Professional and Recreational 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 9  Beginner Tap Work Summary at 7:00 pm

May 12  Tap Work Summary at 7:00 pm 

May 14  Tap Work Summary at 1:00 pm 

Schedule subject to change.

Full 2015-16 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
2016 Summer Calendar for Pre-Professional Intensive (to be posted)

Tap Fee for 2015-16 Academic Year: $436.00 
(classes scheduled between August - May)
Tap 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
    --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