Evening Program

Students invited to the Pre-Professional Division – Evening will continue studying dance with an increased focus and intensity. Classes for this level meet six days a week.

The Pre-Professional Evening Program offers intensive training to prepare young dancers for a potential career in dance. Our training provides students who are motivated and passionate about dance with a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum.


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School Calendar

2024-2025 School Year

Bolender Center Campus

Mon 4:45 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Mon 6:30 – 7:30 PM Pointe
Mon 7:30 – 8:30 PM Jazz/Contemporary
Tue 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ballet
Tue 6:00 – 6:30 PM Pointe
Wed 4:30 – 5:15 PM Conditioning
Wed 5:15 – 7:00 PM Ballet
Wed 7:00 – 8:00 PM Pointe
Wed 7:30 – 8:30 PM Men’s Class
Thu 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ballet
Thu 6:00 – 6:30 PM Pointe
Thu 7:30 – 8:30 PM Men’s Class
Fri 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ballet
Fri 6:00 – 7:00 PM Pointe/Variations
Sat 9:00 – 9:30 AM Conditioning
Sat 9:30 – 11:00 AM Ballet w/ Pointe
Sat 11:00 – 12:00 PM Modern


Space is limited, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

2024-2025 Registration Form


2024-2025 School year Payment options

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

Female Identifying Students

  • *NEW* Uniform Sophia Elevé leotard; this leotard should be worn for performances, evaluations, and KCB auditions.
  • Additional black leotards in Bloch style #L4255
  • “Ballet Pink” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • “Black” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • Light pink canvas split sole ballet shoes and sewn pointe shoes
  • Optional flesh toned tights and shoes for ballet and pointe classes
  • Dancers are not to wear undergarments under their leotard and tights. If a dancer needs to wear undergarments, we ask that it be easily concealed by their leotard.
  • Tan slip-on jazz shoes
  • Uniform Black Elevé Tulip skirt – for pointe class only
  • Blue Thera-band and Yoga Mat for Conditioning
  • Hair pulled back neatly and secure in a ballet appropriate hairstyle with no accessories
  • No jewelry, accessories, warm ups or watches. Stud earrings are allowed.

Elevé Pre-Order

Male Identifying Students

  • 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
  • Black ballet shoes
  • 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, accessories, warm ups or watches. Stud earrings are allowed.

Elevé Pre-Order


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.

  • Evening Audition Form 
  • $35 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

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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Dancers in the Pre-Professional Program have the opportunity to compete in the Youth American Grand Prix or the Universal Ballet Competition, 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. Casting is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Staff of the Kansas City Ballet.

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