Secondary (11-19)


Advanced Level dancers will build upon intermediate level technique and artisty in ballet and other dance disciplines.

Students at this level will have the physical ability to study classical and contemporary works, as well as choreography in complimentary dance disciplines. Dancers are expected to demonstrate responsibility for retention of material, eagerness, and attention to corrections in order to fulfill required technical standards.  In addition, artistry and self expression will be largely emphasized in this level.


schedule Academy Placement

2023-2024 School Year

Bolender Center Campus – Advanced Level

Mon 5:00 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Mon 6:30 – 7:30 PM Variations
Mon 7:30 – 8:30  PM PBT
Tue 4:30 – 5:00 PM Conditioning
Tue 5:00 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Tue 6:30 – 7:30 PM Modern
Wed 6:15 – 7:45 PM Ballet en pointe
Wed 7:45 – 8:30 PM Contemporary
Thu 5:00 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Thu 6:30 – 7:30 PM Pointe

South Campus – Intermediate/Advanced Level

Mon 5:00 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Mon 6:30 – 7:30 PM Modern
Tue 5:00 – 5:30 PM Conditioning
Tue 5:30 – 7:00 PM Ballet
Tue 7:00 – 7:45 PM Pointe
Thu 5:00 – 5:30 PM Conditioning
Thu 5:30 – 7:00 PM Ballet
Thu 7:00 – 8:00 PM Variations
Sat 10:00 – 11:30 AM Ballet
Sat 11:30 – 12:00 PM Pointe
Sat 12:15 – 1:15 PM Jazz


Secondary Division Advanced 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




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



2 Payments, Sep and Jan



1 payment due at registration


*Registration Fee includes one KCBS Elevé Uniform


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
  • 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, 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
  • 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

Performance Opportunities


Academy students are eligible to audition for Kansas City Ballet productions where roles and ages vary. Casting of students into KCB Company productions is at the sole discretion of the KCB Artistic Director and not a guarantee.


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).

Get Moving

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

Schedule Placement