Kansas City Ballet reaches students and teachers of all backgrounds and experience levels through in-school lecture demonstrations and specially-priced student matinees.
Kansas City Ballet presents full-length morning performances for schools designed to enhance interdisciplinary learning, integrating dance with English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Music. Students will experience stunning choreography, elaborate sets, beautiful costumes, and the Kansas City Symphony!
The Nutcracker Student Matinee
Until further notice, Kansas City Ballet has paused taking orders for The Nutcracker.
A two-act ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s story— featuring vibrant costumes, elaborate scenery, and stunning sets, this classic tale tells the timeless story of Clara, the Mouse King and her Nutcracker Prince.
Choreography: Devon Carney
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Music performed by Kansas City Symphony
Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
Fee: All seats $12
IMPORTANT: To secure your reservation, there is a 20% deposit required, payable by credit card or check. Full payments are due only by check THREE weeks prior to performances.
Audience: Recommended for 2nd grade and older. For school groups at this special rate; 1 adult/teacher chaperone is required to accompany every 10 students that attend. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10. Seating at 10:00 a.m.
Nutcracker Online Study Guide: A multimedia guide is accessible by a password for teachers bringing students to Nutcracker Student Matinees.
For more information, please contact April Berry.
New Moves 2021 Student Matinee
Enjoy brand new contemporary ballets created by nationally known choreographers and talented local choreographic voices from company dancers in Kansas City Ballet. New Moves is a chance to see the Kansas City Ballet company and some of tomorrow’s sought after choreographers in an up-close and intimate space. Students will experience a pre-performance introduction by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and a post-performance audience Q & A with some New Moves choreographers and dancers.
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Bolender Center’s Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater
Fee: All seats $12
Audience: Recommended for 6th grade and older. For school groups at this special rate, 1 adult/teacher chaperone is required to accompany every 10 students that attend. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10. Seating at 10:00 a.m.
Full Payment is before due January 15, 2021.
Check back soon for online reservations. For more information, please contact April Berry.
Kansas City Ballet also offers Lecture Demonstrations where Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company dancers perform a 60-minute interactive dance program at your school. Narrated by dancers and Kansas City Ballet staff, this program is appropriate for elementary, middle, or high school students. Dancers perform a diverse repertoire of classical to contemporary works.
Space Requirements: Stage, Gym, or Large Multi-Purpose room
Inclement Weather Policy
Due to the varying weather policies of area schools planning to attend our student matinee performances, Kansas City Ballet will offer an alternate opportunity to attend a ballet performance or educational program in the event that a school is unable to attend their scheduled performance. Refunds will be given only in the event of cancellation of a performance by Kansas City Ballet.