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.


schedule Academy Placement Class

2023-2024 School Year

Mon 4:45 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Mon 6:30 – 7:15 PM Pointe
Mon 7:15 – 8:30 PM Contemporary/Improv
Tue 4:30 – 6:15 PM Ballet
Wed 4:45 – 6:15 PM Contemporary Ballet
Wed 6:15 – 7:15 PM Variations
Wed 7:15 – 8:15 PM PBT
Thu 4:30 – 6:15 PM Ballet en Pointe
Fri 4:30 – 6:15 PM Ballet en Pointe
Fri 6:15 – 7:15 PM Pas de Deux/Variations
Sat 9:00 – 10:30 AM Ballet en Pointe
Sat 10:30-11:45 AM Modern


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.


2023-2024 Registration Form


School Year

8 installments

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


2 installments

2 Payments, Sep and Jan


1 installment

1 payment due at registration


*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.


Dress Code

Option #1

  • 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 and pointe classes
  • Uniform Black Elevé Tulip skirt – for pointe class only
  • Character shoes and black character skirt
  • Tan slip-on jazz shoes
  • Blue Thera-band and Yoga Mat for conditioning
  • Hair pulled back neatly and secure in a ballet appropriate hairstyle
  • No jewelry, watches or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom

Option #2

  • 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, watches or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom


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-identifying students should wear a simple, single-colored leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Male-identifying 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 participate in the school’s performing ensemble, Kansas City Youth Ballet. KCYB, under the direction of Kimberly Cowen and Dmitry Trubchanov, produces two performances each school year. Space is limited.

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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.


KCBS hosts two annual watch weeks for families, one in the fall and one in the spring (see the school calendar for dates).

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 their skill level.

Schedule Placement