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 a 12-week session, January-May 2022. 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. Established curriculum is taught by KC Ballet teaching artists to live music, 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.

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

Contact April Berry

“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
Theresa Duncan


Iona DeWalt
Philip DeWalt
Alyssa Murray
Andrew Ouellette
Jordan Voth
Roger Wilder

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 that benefits the R.O.A.D. Residency Scholarship Schools. The following are sponsors of that event: Boulevard Brewery Co., US Bank, and The Michael and Marlys Haverty Family Foundation.

Andrews Family Foundation
Belger Cartage Service, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
BlueScope Steel
BNSF Railway Foundation
Curry Family Foundation
SS&C Technologies, Inc.

Hall Family Foundation
Henderson Engineers, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Company
Kendra Scott
Louis & Elizabeth Nave Flarsheim Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation
Macy’s, Inc.
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation

R and C Charitable Foundation
R.A. Long Foundation
Sprint Foundation
Unified Government-Hollywood Casino of Wyandotte County
US Bank Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation