New Student Placement & Registration

Registration is now open and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until classes fill to capacity.

To Register, please follow the guidelines below.

Start by filling out an Academy Registration Form.

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For the Children’s Division, the class level is typically determined by age and grade:

Dance with Me: Ages 2-3
Creative Movement: Ages 3-5 (Pre-school)
Fundamentals of Dance: Ages 5-6 (Kindergarten)
Pre Ballet: Ages 6-7 (1st grade)

Placement Classes

New students from 2nd grade and up will take a placement class. We will determine the correct class for your student. Please email school@kcballet.org or call 816.931.2299 *2 to sign up for a placement class.

Tuition & Financial Policies

A registration fee and the first payment are due at time of enrollment.

Tuition may be paid in full, by semester or by month. KCBS highly encourages enrolling in our automatic payment plan. Semester and Monthly options are offered with autopay for no additional fee; non-auto pay accounts will incur an additional fee of $30 per student.

 

 

Level Per Month Per Semester Full Year Registration Fee
Children’s Division (DM/CM/FD/PB) $85 $340 $680 $45
Level 1 $115 $460 $920 $45
Level 2 $165 $660 $1,320 $45
Level 3 $215 $860 $1,720 $45
Level 4 $285 $1,140 $2,280 *$95
Level 5 $340 $1,360 $2,720 *$95
Level 6/7/8 $350 $1,400 $2,800 *$95
Daytime Program $650 $2,600 $5,200 *$95

*Includes a KCBS Uniform Elevé leotard or men’s shirt.

All Students must pay a registration fee upon enrolling each academic year.

The full academic year is based on a 32-week formula. Breaks and holidays are accounted for in this formula and therefore tuition remains the same each month. There is no payment for May and the final monthly payment is due April 5.

Financial Policies

  • KCBS highly encourages enrolling in our automatic payment plan. Semester and monthly options are offered with autopay for no additional fee; non-auto pay accounts will incur an additional fee of $30 per student. Tuition is withdrawn from the credit card on the due dates listed in the table below.
  • Unsuccessful autopay will attempt to run the card on file once a day for five days. If still unsuccessful, a $15 decline fee will be charged.
  • For non-auto pay accounts, payments must be made in person, by mail, or over the phone at the location where the student takes the class. Acceptable forms of payment are check, credit card, or money order.
  • Personal checks or Direct Paychecks sent from the bank should include the student’s full name and class level. Checks may be mailed to the location where the student takes the class.
  • A $20 late fee may be assessed to each individual student’s account if payments are not received within five days of the scheduled due date.
  • A $25 charge may be assessed for each returned check.
  • Students whose accounts are deficient by two months will not be admitted to class until their account balance is paid in full.
  • Tuition must be paid in full by April 5 in order for students to participate in the end of year performances.
  • There are no refunds after the student’s first day of class.
  • Transactions are non-refundable.
  • KCBS does not send invoices.
  • A 10% sibling discount may be applied to siblings.

Class Withdrawal

We ask that parents who wish to withdraw their children from our Children’s Program first consult with the Teacher. Parents who wish to withdraw their students from the Pre-professional Division should consult with the School Director prior to submitting a formal withdrawal.

Please contact the school by email at school@kcballet.org or phone at 816-931-2299 for instructions on how to withdraw. Withdrawal from a class must be completed by the 1st of the month. If this criteria is not met, the account holder will be held financially liable for the entire month’s payment as well as succeeding months until the withdrawal is completed.

Class Make-Up Policy

  • Students are permitted to five make-up classes for unexcused absences before February 1, 2020. Two unexcused absences may be made up at no charge. Students may make-up the remaining three absences at a charge of $15 per class.
  • Classes missed for excused absences may be made up before February 1, 2020. Excused absences include any change or cancellation made by KCBS that would cause a student to miss class (snow days, rehearsals, etc)
  • Make-up classes are not permitted in Studio classes or during Family Watch. The last date make-up classes can be taken is February 1, 2020.
  • All make-up classes must be arranged by emailing school@kcballet.org for permission. Due to class availability, a make-up class may not be available. On the day of your student’s make-up, please stop by the front desk to sign-in for the class.
  • It is important for students to maintain good attendance in their own classes as too many absences may affect a student’s progress and future class placement.

Weather Policy

  • During inclement weather, an official decision on the status of classes will be made by 2:00 PM. In the event that we do cancel classes, we will update our website, Facebook page, and phone message accordingly. Otherwise, please plan to attend classes as normal.
  • 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 evening.
  • Please use caution, care, and judgment for travel from your particular area.

Scholarships and Aid

Merit Scholarships

  • Academy students in Level 2 or above may be considered for a Merit Scholarship. Merit Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Kansas City Ballet School and require no application.
  • Scholarships are awarded for the school year (September – May). The deadline to accept awarded scholarships and register for the 2019-2020 academic year is August 9, 2019.
  • Scholarship funds are modest and highly competitive. Upon acceptance of a KCBS scholarship, KCBS students are required to be enrolled in their assigned class level for the full academy year, participate in the School Spring Performance and may be asked to assist with various KCBS projects. All recipients must maintain a 95% or higher class attendance rate.
  • Scholarships are not automatically renewed each school year and the awarded amount may vary from year to year. Students will be reevaluated by Kansas City Ballet School for consideration of continued or additional scholarships.

Financial Aid

  • Academy students in Level 2 or above are eligible to apply for Financial Aid. Financial Aid is awarded for the school year (September – May).
  • The deadline for aid applications for the 2019-2020 school year is August 12, 2019. Applications are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and aid is based on varied criteria.
  • Students must pay the registration fee and first month’s tuition in full upon enrollment. Financial Aid will be applied to the remaining seven months.
  • Financial Aid recipients must be enrolled in their assigned class level for the full academic year and may be asked to assist with various KCBS projects. All recipients must maintain a 95% or higher class attendance rate.
  • Financial Aid is not automatically renewed each school year and the awarded amount may vary from year to year. Students must reapply in order to be considered for continued or additional assistance.
  • Financial Aid recipients should not exceed their monthly payments on other KCBS services such as private lessons or reformer classes.

Click here to apply for Financial Aid or please contact school@kcballet.org with any questions.