Evening Program

Students invited to the Pre-Professional Division – Evening will continue studying dance with focus and intensity.

Pre-Professional Division-Evening classes are available for students on an invitation and audition only basis. The Pre-Pro Evening Program offers an intensive training to prepare young dancers for a second-company experience. Pre-professional training provides students who are motivated and passionate for dance a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum.

REGISTRATION Information

2021-2022 School Year

Mon 4:30 – 6:15 p.m. Ballet
Mon 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Pointe
Mon 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. Modern/Jazz (Rotation)
Tue 4:30 – 6:15 p.m Ballet
Wed 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. Contemporary Ballet
Wed 6:30-  7:30 p.m. Variations
Wed 7:45 – 8:30 p.m Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Thu 4:30 – 6:15 p.m. Ballet en Pointe
Fri 4:30 – 6:15 p.m Ballet en Pointe
Fri 6:15 – 7:15 p.m Pas de Deux
Sat 9:00 – 10:45 a.m Ballet en Pointe
Sat 10:45-11:45 a.m. Character/Flamenco/Seminar (Rotation)

Schedule

Pre-Professional Evening classes will take place at our Bolender Center Campus. Space is limited, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please read through the KCBS Health and Safety Protocols for more information on the steps we are taking to keep students safe and healthy.

Tuition

2021-2022 School Year

8 installments

8 Payments, Sep-April (No payment in May)

$350

2 installments

2 Payments, Sep and Jan

$1400

1 installment

1 payment due at registration

$2800
$100 REGISTRATION FEE

*Registration Fee includes one KCBS Elevé Uniform
Registration Fee is non refundable

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid may be awarded to students on a need-only basis. Limited resources are offered in this capacity by Kansas City Ballet School. Apply for Financial Aid

Dress Code

Ladies

  • 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 classes
  • Uniform Black Elevé Tulip skirt – for pointe class only
  • Character shoes and black character skirt (Level 5 and Daytime)
  • 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 or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom
  • Face mask

Gentlemen

  • 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 or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom
  • Face mask

Auditions

Students are accepted into the Evening 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.

  • Pre-Professional Audition Form Coming Soon!
  • $30 Audition Fee
  • 3 Photos (Headshot, First arabesque, Tendu a la seconde)
  • Video Audition: Female students should wear a simple, single-colored leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Male 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 audition for the school’s performing group, Kansas City Youth Ballet. KCYB, under the direction of Kimberly Cowen, produces two performances each school year. Learn More

Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP)

Dancers in the Pre-Professional Program have the opportunity to compete in the Youth American Grand Prix, by invitation only.

 

End of School Year Performance

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

Company Productions

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

Learn More

Get Moving

Any student who wishes to join our Pre-Professional program must take a placement class to determine his or her skill level.

Schedule Placement