Master and Youth Classes

Take advantage of these special classes

Master Classes

Location: University of Akron/Center for Dance and Theatre in Guzzetta Hall, Albrecht Dance Studio, 139 E. Buchtel Ave. (Park in Visitor’s deck next to building or in surface lot across the street)

Each class limited to 25 participants – high intermediate or higher level of technique. $10 fee/class, due at time of class. To sign up for a master class, please complete the form that can be found HERE. Have questions or want more information? Please contact Jane Startzman at 330.990.5263 or

Dance Company and Dates - All Classes Are At 11AM

  • Verbs Ballets - July 30
  • GroundWorks Dance Theater - August 6
  • Pilobolus - August 13

Free Beginners' Youth Classes

As part of its outreach program to neighborhoods in which the performances occur each week, the City presents free “Beginners Dance” classes in three community centers each week of the festival. Instructors from Inlet Dance Theatre, and Djapo Cultural Arts Institute will explore elements of dance foundations. Children eligible for the free classes are those going into the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. The classes will be held during each week of the festival - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am:

  • July 26, 27, 28 - Firestone Community Center
  • Aug. 2,3, 4 – Reservoir Park Community Center
  • August 9, 10, 11 – Northwest Community Center

All classes are taught by professional dancers with Inlet Dance Theatre and Djapo Cultural Arts Institute. The sessions are free, and no prior experience is necessary. Registration will be required. Contact Jane Startzman at