R.O.A.D. Scholars receive tuition-free dance classes, dance attire, and shoes for three consecutive years at the KC Ballet School. Scholars also receive two complimentary tickets to a KC Ballet performance during their first year in the program.
Yes. All R.O.A.D. Scholars are offered a summer class session.
R.O.A.D. Scholars, like all KC Ballet Academy students, may audition to participate in KC Ballet’s The Nutcracker. However, there is no guarantee they will be selected.
R.O.A.D. Scholarship students are selected each winter from specific Title I R.O.A.D. Residency schools. Up to 112 3rd-graders may be selected for scholarships.
Participation requires no special clothing or shoes.
Residencies are offered to schools for 12 or 24 consecutive week sessions during the academic year.
R.O.A.D. residencies are offered to 3rd or 4th-grade students.
R.O.A.D. program costs vary. Cost is dependent on whether you’re a Title I school, residency length, or how many R.O.A.D. classes will be needed each week.
To inquire about the R.O.A.D. program in your school, contact April Berry, Director of Community Engagement and Education, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas City Ballet does not make charitable contributions of either tickets or classes. As a non-profit organization ourselves, we understand the importance of fundraising and wish you the best with your event. We appreciate your understanding and continued support of the Kansas City Ballet.
We do, however, provide opportunities for your school or organization to fund raise. Fundraising partners can advertise The Nutcracker and a percentage of each ticket sold will support your organization.
Tickets aren’t issued for student matinees. Seats are assigned to your school and are seated by Kauffman Center ushers based on a prepared seating chart.
We begin accepting reservations for all student matinees in the upcoming season in late April/early May. There is a minimum of 10 seats per reservation for all schools.
Under Community Engagement and Education, you will find a link for Educational Performances which provides all the information on matinees for schools. Choose the matinee and download the order form. Directions on how to send it are located on the form. Once we receive the order form, an invoice will be sent to you. To finalize and secure your seats, a 20% deposit is required.
All ticket holders can arrive early for The Belger Footnotes with Artistic Director, Devon Carney. These 30 minute talks held one hour before performances (excluding The Nutcracker) are interesting and informative talks that take place in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney and often featuring guest artists, these talks provide information that will help you better understand and appreciate the program you’re about to watch.
Student matinee tickets are available for the discounted price of $12. A 20% deposit is required to secure your seat reservation. The deposit can be paid by check, or by credit card by phone to 816-216-5609. The remaining balance is due on or before three weeks before the performance. The preferred payment of balance is by check.