Preparatory Division (ages 9-14)

Level 3 - Ages 9 and up

Level 3 is the first level in our Preparatory Division. A large amount of material and vocabulary is explored at this level with increased expectations, requiring more than one year of study.

As a result, students should expect to remain in Level 3 for two consecutive years at a minimum. Girls will begin to study pre-pointe work which is a practice designed to prepare them for pointe shoes in Level 4. Jazz is also added to their curriculum. Classes for this level meet three times weekly. Please select the section that best fits your family’s schedule.

Level III Boys will attend some classes separately from the girls and and have a different schedule. Click here to view the Level III Boys schedule.


2023-2024 School Year

Bolender Center Campus

Level 3A Girls (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Mon 5:00 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Mon 6:30 – 7:30 PM Jazz
Wed 6:45 – 8:15 PM Ballet
Fri 5:00 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Fri 6:30 – 7:00 PM Pre-Pointe
Level 3B Girls
Tue 6:15 – 7:45 PM Ballet
Tue 7:45 – 8:15 PM Pre-Pointe
Thu 6:30 – 8:00 PM Ballet
Sat 10:00 – 11:30 AM Ballet
Sat 11:30 – 12:30 PM Jazz

South Campus

Level 3C Girls (WAITLIST ONLY)
Mon 6:00 – 7:30 PM Ballet
Mon 7:30 – 8:30 PM Jazz
Tue 5:30 – 7:00 PM Ballet
Thu 6:15 – 7:45 PM Ballet
Thu 7:45 – 8:15 PM Pre-Pointe

Click here to view the Level III Boys schedule.

Level 3 classes will take place at our Bolender Center Campus and our South 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.


School Year

8 installments

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


2 installments

2 Payments, Sep and Jan


1 installment

1 payment due at registration


*Registration Fee is non-refundable


Financial Aid

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

  • Royal blue tank leotard (Body Wrappers BWP015 or Capezio CC201) or KCBS Elevé leotard
  • “Ballet Pink” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • “Black” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • Pink, full sole ballet shoes
  • Bloch pre-pointe shoes (New Students: Wait to sew shoes until after the 1st class)
  • Optional flesh toned tights and shoes for ballet classes
  • Tan slip-on jazz shoes
  • Green Thera-band
  • Ballet class notebook
  • Hair pulled back neatly and secure in a ballet appropriate hairstyle
  • No jewelry, watches or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom

Option #2

  • White Body Wrappers short-sleeved t-shirt
  • Black M Stevens or Body Wrappers tights
  • White ballet shoes with white socks
  • Black slip-on jazz shoes
  • Ballet class notebook
  • 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 Preparatory Division must take a placement class to determine their skill level.

Schedule Placement