School Calendar

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KCBS 2023-2024 School Calendar

August 14-24 KCBS Fall Prep Classes
August 17 Bolender Center Open House 4:00-8:00pm, Placement ClassesPlacement Class Info
August 18 Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting KCBS South Campus at Meadowbrook 8;30-10:00am
August 19 South Campus Open House 9:00-2:00pm, Placement Classes Placement Class Info
August 26 KC Dance Day
September 5 Fall Classes Begin, Both Campuses
September 22- 23 The Nutcracker Auditions
October 2-7 Watch Week for CM-L1 ONLY, Both Campus
October 13 – 22 KCB presents Jekyll & Hyde
October 14 The Nutcracker student rehearsals begin
October 23 – 28 Family Watch Week, Both Campuses
October 31 Halloween, No Evening Academy classes, Both Campuses
November 3-5 Kansas City Youth Ballet Fall Performance

7:30 p.m./7:30 p.m./2:00 p.m., Bolender Center

November 20-25 No Academy or Studio Classes (Thanksgiving Break), Both Campuses
November 24 The Nutcracker Theater Rehearsals begin
November 27 KCBS Summer Intensive Audition Pre-Registration Opens
December 1 – 24 KCB presents The Nutcracker, Kauffman Center of Performing Arts
December 2 No Academy or Studio Classes (Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball), Both Campuses
December 17 – January 7 Winter Break, Both Campuses
December 18-21 Holiday Drop-In Classes, South Campus
December 18-21 Nutcracker Children’s Camps, South Campus
January 2-4 Winter Workshop, South Campus
January 2-5 Peter Pan Children’s Camps, South Campus
January 8 KCBS Spring Classes Begin, both campuses
January 13 Peter Pan Auditions 12:00pm-6:00pm

Rehearsal will begin January 14

January 15 No Academy or Studio Classes (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Both Campuses
January 21 KCBS NSIA Summer Intensive Audition, Bolender Center
February 11 KCBS Summer and Junior Summer Intensive Audition, Bolender Center
February 15-18 Youth America Grand Prix Kansas City Semi-Finals
February 16 -25 KCB presents Peter Pan
February 19 No Academy or Studio Classes (Presidents Day), Both Campuses
February 23-25 Universal Ballet Competition Chicago Regional
March 4 – 9 Family Watch Week, Both Campuses
March 11 – 16 No Academy or Studio Classes (Spring Break), Both Campuses
March 14-19 Youth America Grand Prix Boca Raton Semi-Finals
March 29- 30 No Academy or Studio Classes (Easter Break), Both Campuses
April 5-7 Kansas City Youth Ballet Spring Performance
7:30 p.m./ 7:30 p.m./2:00 p.m. Bolender Center
April 12-14 Universal Ballet Competition Pittsburgh Regional
April 15- May 4 Student Evaluations, Both Campuses
May 7 Senior Showcase Tech
May 10 Senior Showcase Photo Shoot
May 10 Last Day of Academy Classes, Both Campuses
May 10- 19 KCB presents Jewels
May 11 Children’s Showcase/ Senior Showcase Dress
May 13 Senior Showcase
May 14 – 16

KCBS Spring Performance (Rehearsals & Performance)

Important Notice Regarding Weather Policy

During inclement weather, an official decision on the status of classes for that evening will be made by 2:00 PM. For Saturdays, decisions will be made either Friday night if possible or early Saturday morning. After that time please visit our website, check our Facebook page, or call KCBS at (816) 931-2299 to find out whether classes will be held or not. KCBS uses the Kansas City, Missouri and Shawnee Mission, Kansas school districts as a guideline for weather cancellations. Please note that though districts may be closed during the day, circumstances may change that allow us to have regularly scheduled classes in the evenings.

In the event of inclement weather that results in closure of Kansas City Missouri Public Schools, classes for the Daytime Program will also be canceled. Updates regarding the Daytime schedule will be posted on our website, Facebook page and via the phone messages. Please note that there are circumstances that may result in Daytime Program classes being canceled but evening classes being held as scheduled and vice versa. The exception to this policy is when schools close due to cold weather not snow or ice. If schools are closed due to temperature but road conditions are not hazardous, classes will be held as scheduled. Please use caution, care and judgment for travel from your particular area.

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