The Kansas City Ballet School’s 2017 Junior Summer Intensive that began June 5th wrapped up today with a studio demonstration by the students. Specifically designed with the young dancer in mind, this four-week program offers students ages 9-13 (females who are pre-pointe or beginning pointe students) a rigorous and comprehensive study of ballet technique and exposure to a broad variety of dance styles. All curriculum is presented in a nurturing and positive environment at Kansas City Ballet School’s Johnson County Campus.
Students experience a truly unique program working with members of the Kansas City Ballet’s artistic staff, nationally acclaimed guest teachers as well as KCB School faculty. Former Prima Ballerina with Miami City Ballet, Iliana Lopez, and Michele Gifford from New York City Ballet were guest teachers.
On Sunday, June 25th, the students participated in a demonstration by Kansas City Ballet School as part of The Future Stages Festival at the Kauffman Center.
“It was so fun watching the students express their joy of dance at both demonstrations. It was especially inspiring to witness them performing their repertory pieces this afternoon,” said KCB School Director Grace Holmes.
This was the 5th year of the program and 40 students participated.