Dance Institute Introductory Levels

PRE-BALLET (Ages 5-7) An introduction to basic ballet vocabulary and positions of the arms and legs. Children experience dance conceptually and technically through the development of simple movement sequencing.  

2018-19 Academic Year (August-May)

Students attend class one day per week. Select one class session:

Wednesdays 5:30-6:15   First class September 5

Saturdays 9:00-9:45   First class September 8

Schedule subject to change

Registration information

Pre-Ballet Class Attire                                              
Girls: Plain black leotard (no skirt), pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair secured back and off of face.
Boys: Fitted white t-shirt, black tights or leggings, thin white socks, black ballet shoes.

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.

Dance Institute's Pre-Ballet Work Summary is a presentation of class exercises and activities that have been prepared as part of the Pre-Ballet curriculum.

September 5  First Wednesday Pre-Ballet class of the academic year
September 8  First Saturday Pre-Ballet class of the academic year
November 21 - 24  Thanksgiving Holiday No classes or office hours
December 12  Last Wednesday Pre-Ballet class before Winter Break
December 15  Last Saturday Pre-Ballet class before Winter Break
December 17 - January 14  Winter Break No classes / Office hours by appointment
January 16  Wednesday Pre-Ballet classes resume
January 19  Saturday Pre-Ballet classes resume
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 1  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Rehearsal for ALL Pre-Ballet students at 6:00 (Paul A. Daum Theatre)                 
May 4  No Saturday Pre-Ballet class
May 8  Pre-Ballet Work Summary Performance for ALL Pre-Ballet students at 6:30 (Paul A. Daum Theatre)   
--Last day of the academic year for all Pre-Ballet students.
Calendar subject to change

Full 2018-19 Dance Institute Academic Year Calendar
2019 Summer Calendar for Introductory classes (to be posted)

Pre-Ballet Fee 2018-19 Academic Year: $436.00
 (classes scheduled between August - May)
Pre-Ballet Fee Payment Options:

    -- 3 payments of $145.34 due on or before August 28, November 28 and March 28
    -- 9 monthly payments of $48.44 due August through April on or before the 15th of each month
Pre-Ballet Snow Maiden Fee: $20.00
Registration Fee (new students only): $10.00 
  -- To be made with 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