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.

2017-18 Academic Year (August - May)

5:30-6:30 Ballet                                       

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.

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. 

August 28  Dance Institute 2017-2018 Academic Year Pre-Professional begin
September 2 - 4  Labor Day Weekend Holiday No classes or office hours
November 22 - 25  Thanksgiving Holiday No classes or office hours
December 16 Work Summary for Beg I at 1:00 pm Paul A. Daum Theatre 
December 16
  Last Pre-Professional day before Winter Break 
December 18 - January 15  Winter Break No classes / Office hours by appointment
January 15  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No classes or office hours
January 16  Dance Institute Pre-Professional classes resume
February 20*  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 19.)
March 26 - 31  UA Spring Break  No classes / Office hours by appointment     
May 7  Work Summary for Beg I at 7:00 pm Paul A. Daum Theatre
(Last day of the academic year for all Beginner students)
Calendar subject to change

Full 2017-18 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
Summer 2018 Calendar for Pre-Professional Beginner Intensive (to be posted)

Beg I Fee for 2017-18 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
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