Dance Institute Pre-Professional Levels
Beginner I

Beginner I (age 7-8 and older students with limited or no previous ballet training) Students are introduced to the fundamental principles, positions, and movements of ballet technique, building strength and flexibility, and moving to different rhythms. No prior dance experience necessary. Students with previous ballet training from other dance programs may be placed in Beginner I in order to establish the skills and understanding that Dance Institute identifies as providing an effective foundation for continued progress. Students attend class 2 days per week.

2018-19 Academic Year (August - May)

Mondays
5:30-6:30 Ballet                                       

Saturdays 
10:15-11:15 Ballet 

Schedule subject to change

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

THE SNOW MAIDEN
The Snow Maiden is Dance Institute’s full-length story ballet performed every other year during the winter season with professional wardrobe and technical production staff and support. A Snow Maiden Fee is required from each student. The fee and performance dates are listed below. Additional details of student participation in this production are distributed by the Dance Institute office.

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. 

2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR BEGINNER I CALENDAR
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 2 - 10 Pre-Professional rehearsals in session (Contact the office for schedule)
January 14  Full Pre-Professional schedule resumes
January 21
  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No classes or office hours
February 2 Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for The Snow Maiden (E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall)
--Students will be "called" by level for a specific time between 9:00am-3:00pm.
February 2 Evening Performance of The Snow Maiden 7:00 pm (E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall)
February 3 Matinee Performance of The Snow Maiden 1:00 pm (E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall)
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 (Paul A. Daum Theatre) 
--Last day of the academic year for Beg I students.
Calendar subject to change.

Full 2018-19 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
Summer 2019 Calendar for Pre-Professional Beginner Intensive (to be posted)

FEES
Beg I Fee for 2018-19 Academic Year: $872.00 
(classes scheduled between August - May)
Beg I Fee Payment Options:

    -- 3 payments of $290.67 due on or before August 30, November 30 and March 30
    -- 9 monthly payments of $96.89 due August through April on or before the 28th of each month
Beg I Snow Maiden Fee: $25.00
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
Website: www.uakron.edu/di
Email: danceinstitute@uakron.edu
Mailing Address: Guzzetta Hall 294 | The University of Akron | Akron, OH 44325-1005