Daytime Program

The Daytime Program provides an intensive schedule for dedicated students looking to expand their dance education.

Pre-Professional Division Daytime classes are available for students on an audition only basis. Intended for middle school and high school students with alternative academic study options, the Daytime Program offers daily intensive training to prepare young dancers for a second-company experience. Pre-professional training provides students who are motivated and passionate for dance with a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum. Daily ballet and pointe classes are supplemented with a rotation of other disciplines such as modern, jazz, contemporary, flamenco, among others.  Daytime students also will receive classes in variations, partnering, yoga, Progressing Ballet Technique, Pilates and seminars to enrich their ballet training.

REGISTRATION information

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Dress Code

Female Identifying Students

  • Uniform Elevé leotard; this leotard should be worn for performances, evaluations, and KCB auditions.
  • Additional black leotards in Capezio style CC100 or CC201
  • “Ballet Pink” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • “Black” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • Light pink canvas Sansha split sole ballet shoes and sewn pointe shoes
  • Optional flesh toned tights and shoes for ballet and pointe classes
  • Uniform Black Elevé Tulip skirt – for pointe class only
  • Character shoes and black character skirt
  • Black flamenco skirt
  • Tan slip-on jazz shoes
  • Blue Thera-band and Yoga Mat for conditioning
  • Hair pulled back neatly and secure in a ballet appropriate hairstyle (see pg 1 for details)
  • No jewelry, watches or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom
  • Optional colored leotard to be worn on Fridays only. No excessive straps, mesh or cutouts allowed. Tights should be the same color that is required of the class being taken.

Male Identifying Students

  • Uniform KCBS Elevé white t-shirt; this shirt should be worn for performances, evaluations, and KCB auditions
  • Black M Stevens or Body Wrappers tights
  • Dance belt
  • White ballet shoes with thin, white socks
  • For performance only: black ballet shoes with black socks
  • Black slip-on jazz shoes
  • Blue Thera-band and Yoga Mat for Conditioning
  • Hair should be styled neatly and kept out of the face
  • No jewelry, watches or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom
  • Optional colored shirts to be worn on Fridays only. No excessive straps, mesh, or cutouts allowed. Tights should be the same color that is required of the class being taken.

Auditions

Students are accepted into the Daytime Program by invitation or audition only. In order to be considered for an audition, please send the following items to school@kcballet.org.

Once you have submitted all the below materials, students will be notified by email within two weeks of any next steps in the audition process. Students may be invited to attend an in-person audition at the Bolender Center.

  • Daytime Program Audition Form
  • $30 Audition Fee
  • 3 Photos (Headshot, First arabesque, Tendu a la seconde)
  • Video Audition: Female-identifying students should wear a simple, single-colored leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Male-identifying students should wear a fitted white shirt, black, white or gray tights, and white or black ballet shoes.

Barre work (one side only)

  • Pliés
  • Tendus
  • Degagé
  • Rond de jambe
  • Développé with fondu
  • Grand battement

Center work (ladies on pointe)

  • Adagio
  • Pirouette combination
  • Petit allegro
  • Grand allegro
  • Beginner pointe students, please complete center work on flat. Please add combination on pointe at barre with sous sus and échappé.

Gentlemen, please add:

  • Tour en l’air
  • Tours a la seconde
  • Entrechat
  • Big jumps

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

KANSAS CITY YOUTH BALLET

Pre-Professional students may also be invited to participate in the school’s performing ensemble, Kansas City Youth Ballet. KCYB, under the direction of Kimberly Cowen and Dmitry Trubchanov, produces two performances each school year. Space is limited.

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YOUTH AMERICAN GRAND PRIX (YAGP) and united ballet competition (ubc)

Dancers in the Pre-Professional Program have the opportunity to compete in several competitions throughout the year, by invitation only.

END OF SCHOOL YEAR PERFORMANCE

All Kansas City Ballet School students have an end-of-the-year performance opportunity in May.

WATCH WEEKS

KCBS hosts two annual watch weeks for families, one in the fall and one in the spring (see the school calendar for dates).

COMPANY PRODUCTIONS

Pre-Professional students have the opportunity to audition for company productions such as The Nutcracker.

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