Teen/Adult Open Division

2024 KCBS Adult Ballet Summer Intensive

Dance & Fitness in Kansas City

July 29th-August 3rd, 2024

We are thrilled to present our first-ever Adult Ballet Summer Intensive, for dancers ages 18 and older, taking place at our South Campus at Meadowbrook!

Adult Ballet Summer Intensive

This intensive is meant for adult dancers from around the country to come together and enjoy a week of dancing and learning as a community. Our wonderful KCBS faculty will support your goals, providing top-notch training in an upbeat environment. Live piano accompaniment will be a part of most classes in the program. The intensive will conclude with the opportunity to participate in an optional in-studio performance, followed by an informal reception.



Levels of Training

There will be two levels offered at the KCBS ABSI. Whether you are a beginner with foundational knowledge of ballet or an experienced dancer looking to continue to grow as an artist, there is a place for you! An audition is not required. Simply note the level you think is the best fit for you, and we will confirm that with you on the first day of classes.

Focus of the KCBS absi

During this inaugural year, we will be exploring the past, present, and future of ballet. Classes will include ballet technique, optional pointe classes, variations, classical repertoire, and new work. Each day will begin with a mindful conditioning class to support dancer wellness, and each day will end with a thoughtful lecture on a variety of educational topics.

What to expect

You may register for the Full-Day option or the Half-Day option. The Full-Day will be 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, with a lunch break built into each day. The Half-Day will be 9:00am-12:15pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00-11:30am on Saturday. A sample schedule can be found below.

Sample 1
9:00-9:45 a.m. Pilates
10:00-11:30 a.m. Ballet Technique
11:30-12:15 p.m. Pre-Pointe/Pointe/Men’s
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Classical Repertory
2:45-4:00 p.m. Music Lecture
Sample 2
9:00- 9:45 a.m. Yoga
10:00-11:30 a.m. Ballet Technique
11:30-12:15 p.m. Variations
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Rehearse New Work
2:45-4:00 p.m. Dance History Lecture
Classes may include:
  • Ballet technique
  • Pointe/pre-pointe
  • Men’s technique
  • Conditioning methods including Pilates mat, yoga, and Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
  • Variations
  • Classical repertory
  • Acting for dancers
  • Lecture series with topics including music, injury prevention, dance history, and professional dancer interviews
  • Full-Day participants will have the opportunity to learn a new work, with the option of performing this piece in a small, informal performance on the final day of the intensive (performing on the last day is not a requirement to learn this piece)

Making Plans

dress code

There is no dress code for the ABSI – wear what you are most comfortable with, as long as it is easy to move through class safely and without distraction. Ballet shoes are required, but outside of that, it is up to you.

what to bring

Plan to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, and packing a few light snacks is recommended. Participants may either bring their lunch or find lunch at one of the restaurants in the neighborhood.

Who to contact

Reach out to the South Campus Principal, Taryn Ouellette, at touellette@kcballet.org with any questions.

Where to Stay

A list of suggested accommodations can be found below:

AccomModations near the kcbs south campus

Cost and Registration

Full-Day (9:00am-4:00pm Mon-Fri and 9:00am-2:00pm Sat)


Deposit of $150.00 due at registration. Balance of fees due July 1st. No refunds.

Half-Day (9:00am-12:15pm Mon-Fri and 9:00-11:30am on Sat)


Deposit of $75.00 due at registration. Balance of fees due July 1st. No refunds.

Space is limited and registration will move to a waitlist when the program fills.

Additional Resources

Visit our open division webpage to learn more about policies, pricing, and our ongoing class schedules.

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