Dance Institute Pre-Professional Classes

Advanced Students receive rigorous training in ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, jazz, and Pilates-based mat exercise, all of which emphasize technical excellence and artistic maturity. Students attend classes 5 days per week.

2018-19 Academic Year (August - May)



3:50-4:20 Conditioning
4:30-6:00 Ballet
6:10-7:40 Jazz

4:30-6:00 Ballet
6:10-7:40 Pointe/Rehearsal
(7:40-8:10 Rehearsal as called) 

4:00-5:30 Ballet
5:40-7:10 Rehearsal

4:30-6:00 Ballet
6:10-7:40 Pointe/Rehearsal
(7:40-8:10 Rehearsal as called)                            

9:30-11:00 Ballet 
11:10-12:40 Pointe/Rehearsal
(12:45-1:30 Rehearsal as called)

Class Attire                                              
Girls: Plain solid-colored leotard, pink tights, pink ballet and pointe shoes. Hair secured back and off of face.
Boys: Fitted white shirt or leotard, black tights or leggings, thin white socks, white ballet shoes.  

August 27  Dance Institute 2018-19 Academic Year Pre-Professional schedule begins
September 1 - 3  Labor Day Weekend Holiday No classes or office hours
November 21 - 24  Thanksgiving Holiday No classes or office hours    
December 17 - January 5  Winter Break No classes / Office hours by appointment
January 7 - 10 Pre-Professional rehearsals in session
January 14
  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No classes or office hours
January 15  Full Pre-Professional schedule resumes
February 19*  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 18.)
March 25 - 30  UA Spring Break  No classes / Office hours by appointment
May 6  Work Summary at 7:00 pm
May 8  Work Summary at 6:30 pm     
May 9  Work Summary at 7:00 pm
May 11  Work Summary at 1:00 pm (Last day of the academic year for Advanced students)
Calendar subject to change.

Full 2018-19 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
2019 Summer Calendar for Pre-Professional Intensive

Advanced Fee for 2018-19 Academic Year: $3,100.00 
(classes scheduled between August-May)
Advanced Fee Payment Options:

    -- 3 payments of $1,033.34 due on or before August 30, November 30 and March 30
    -- 9 monthly payments of $344.45 due August through April on or before the 28th of each month
Registration Fee (new students only): $10.00
    --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