The Academy

Primary 7-13

Kids Dance Classes in Kansas City

The Primary Division is where formal training begins. When completed in succession, it lays the foundation of our curriculum and the technique of classical ballet.

The focus is on developing strong, coordinated, inquisitive students who have the ability to display the essence of ballet through the use of energy in their entire body. Many classes are taught to live piano accompaniment, a crucial element in developing the child’s understanding of the relationship between music and movement.

Performances

Level 1 students will participate in the Children’s Showcase held in May at the Bolender Center . Students in Level 2 through 7 participate in an annual Spring Performance at the Kauffman Center. This performance is ticketed and open to the public, and all students are encouraged to attend.

Get Moving

Any student who wishes to join our Primary Division must take a placement class to determine his or her skill level.

Schedule Placement

Additional Resources

Everything from dress code to location information to auditions, Kansas City Ballet’s Parent Resources will tell you everything you need to know to set up your child for success.

For Parents