Primary 7-13

Level 1 - Ages 7 to 9

Level 1 is the first level of academic ballet training in Kansas City Ballet School. Upon entering this level students are expected to have a respect for the classroom and learning process.

Dancers will be introduced to elementary ballet steps both at the barre and center. Stretching, coordination, strength building, and musicality will be major components in the students dance education. All students are required to bring a ballet notebook to class to notate ballet terminology and practice exercises for homework. Students are responsible for information presented in class in addition to practicing independently outside of the classroom. Level 1 students will take part in evaluation classes in the spring semester to determine their placement for the following year.

This class meets twice a week in-studio for 60 minutes. Please select the section that fits your family’s schedule.


2023-2024 School Year

All Level 1 classes will take place in-studio with KCBS Health and Safety Protocols.

Bolender Center Campus South CAMPUS

Level 1A

Mon 5:45 – 6:45 PM &
Wed 5:45 – 6:45 PM


Mon 5:00 – 6:00 PM &
Wed 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Level 1B

Tue 5:15 – 6:15 PM &
Thu 5:15 – 6:15 PM

Level 1D

Tue 5:15 – 6:15 PM

Thu 5:15 PM  – 6:15 PM


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

$75 Registration Fee*

*Registration fee is non refundable.

Dress Code

Option #1

  • Light blue Body Wrappers cap sleeve leotard (Style #BWP020) or KCBS Elevé leotard
  • “Ballet Pink” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • Pink, full sole ballet shoes
  • Hair pulled back neatly and secure in a ballet appropriate hairstyle
  • No jewelry, watches or hair accessories
  • Ballet class notebook

Option #2

  • White Body Wrappers short-sleeved t-shirt
  • Black M Stevens or Body Wrappers tights
  • White ballet shoes with white socks
  • Hair should be neatly styled and kept out of the face
  • No jewelry, watches or hair accessories
  • Ballet class notebook

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 Primary Division must take a placement class to determine their skill level.

Schedule Placement