Reach Out And Dance

Dance in Schools

Reach Out And Dance

R.O.A.D Residency Program

Kansas City Ballet’s nationally recognized dance residency program is being offered to new schools for the 2023-2024 season. Weekly movement classes and end-of-semester R.O.A.D. Rallies are offered during the academic year in elementary schools, during the school day. The established curriculum is taught by KC Ballet teaching artists to live music, and introducing 3rd and 4th-grade students to the fundamentals of dance: space, time, effort, self-discipline, and cooperative learning. Thematic lessons integrate the STEAM-based curriculum and are based on National and State Education Standards.

Are you interested in learning more about our R.O.A.D program for your school? This program is being offered in person.


“I love how R.O.A.D. touches on many different subjects – Math, Social Studies, Science, dance terms, and teamwork. The arts touch us all!”

- Classroom Teacher


Teaching Artists

Sean Duus
Brittany Moss
Tina Ray


Sam Beckett
Andrew Ouellette

R.O.A.D Residency FAQs

School Partners

Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS)
Turner Unified School District (TUSD)
Kansas City Kansas Schools (KCK)
Shawnee Mission Schools (SMSD)
Select Charter Schools
Select Parochial Schools
Select Private Schools

Reach Out And Dance

Our Sponsors

We wish to sincerely thank the following for their support of Kansas City Ballet’s Reach Out and Dance (R.O.A.D.) Program.

Kansas City Public School District, Missouri

Turner Unified School District 202, Kansas 

R.O.A.D. Scholarship Program Uniform Provider

BARRE KC, Kansas City Ballet’s young professional’s group, for their annual fundraiser, the Black & White Soiree, that benefits the R.O.A.D. Residency Scholarship Schools.

Belger Cartage Service, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank
Boulevard Brewing Company
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
BlueScope Steel

BNSF Railway Foundation
Commerce Bank
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
Henderson Engineers, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Company
The Lockton Company
Louis & Elizabeth Nave Flarsheim Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
R and C Charitable Foundation
R.A. Long Foundation
Stepp & Rothwell
UMB Bank
Unified Government-Hollywood Casino of Wyandotte County