Daytime Ballet Program

Further your technique by taking classes in ballet and varying disciplines full-time.

Kansas City Ballet School is proud to offer its Daytime Program for the Academic year at the Bolender Center. This program is an extension of our Pre-Professional Division and is available for students on an audition only basis. Intended for middle school and high school students with alternative academic study options, the Daytime Program offers daily intensive training to prepare young dancers for a second-company experience. Offering classes during the day allows students who are motivated and passionate for dance to attend more hours each week.

19-20 Training

5-Day Program: 20 hours total per week, M-F

Along with daily ballet technique, pointe, and men’s classes, students will take part in additional classes that may include:

  • Contemporary/Improv
  • Modern
  • Repertory
  • Character
  • Conditioning
  • Stretch
  • Jazz
  • Nutrition
  • Pas de Deux
  • Anatomy for Dance
  • Dance History
  • Physical Maintenance

Details

Tuition

MONTHLY PAYMENTS

8 Payments, Sep-April

$650

SEMESTER PAYMENTS

2 payments, Sep & Jan

$2,600
$95 Registration Fee – Includes 1 KCBS Elevé Uniform

Housing

Housing is not currently provided for the KCBS Daytime Program.

Academics

Parents are responsible for their child’s academic education. We have dedicated time built into the schedule which students should use for academic study, however, students should also expect to do academics at home in the evenings and/or on the weekends.

Performing with Kansas City Ballet

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.

Pre-Professional students may also be invited to audition for the school’s performing group, Kansas City Youth Ballet. Learn More . . .

End of School Year Performances

Students in Level 2 through 8 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.

Auditions

Students are accepted into the Daytime Program by invitation or audition only. In order to be considered for an audition, please send the following items to school@kcballet.org.

Once you have submitted all the below materials, students will be notified by email within two weeks of any next steps in the audition process. Students may be invited to attend an in-person audition at the Bolender Center.

  • Daytime Program Audition Form
  • $30 Audition Fee
  • 3 Photos (Headshot, First arabesque, Tendu a la seconde)
  • Video Audition: Female students should wear a simple, single-colored leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Male students should wear a fitted white shirt, black, white or gray tights, and white or black ballet shoes.

Barre work (one side only)

  • Pliés
  • Tendus
  • Degagé
  • Rond de jambe
  • Développé with fondu
  • Grand battement

Center work (ladies on pointe)

  • Adagio
  • Pirouette combination
  • Petit allegro
  • Grand allegro
  • Beginner pointe students, please complete center work on flat. Please add combination on pointe at barre with sous sus and échappé.

Gentlemen, please add:

  • Tour en l’air
  • Tours a la seconde
  • Entrechat
  • Big jumps