Academy Placement

2024 Summer Academy Placement

New students entering 2nd grade and up, with prior ballet training, will need to take a placement class to be eligible to enroll in Academy classes.

The KCBS Academy placement auditions for students ages 7 through 18 are scheduled at our Bolender Center and South Campus, at the following dates and times:

South Campus, Wednesday, August 14th
Ages 7-11 4:30-5:30pm
Ages 12-18 6:00-7:30pm

Bolender Center, Thursday, August 15th
Ages 7-11 4:30-5:30pm
Ages 12-18 6:00-7:30pm

A placement class is required for 7-year-old students to be considered for Level 1. Otherwise, for students ages 2-7, the class level is typically determined by age and grade, with no need for a placement class:

Ages 2-3: Dance with Me
Ages 3-5: Creative Movement
Ages 5 and 6 (Kindergarten): Fundamentals of Dance
Ages 6 and 7 (1st grade): Pre-Ballet

Placement Class Information

  • Placement class fee of $10
  • Payment should be made in-person prior to the class, during the registration and check-in period
  • Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the class time
  • Registering in advance is encouraged, via the form below
  • Female identifying dancers should wear a solid color leotard, pink or flesh-tone tights and ballet shoes.
  • Male identifying dancers should wear a white fitted t-shirt, black tights, ballet shoes and matching socks.
  • Dancers should have their hair in a ballet appropriate style; bun, French twist, or any hair style that is secure and without loose hair.
  • Dancers who have had pointe training should bring their pointe shoes to the placement class.