Preparatory Division (ages 9-14)

Level 3 - Ages 9 and up

Level 3 is the first level in our Preparatory Division. Classes for this level meet three times per week. 

The large amount of material and vocabulary explored in this level, with increased expectations, generally requires more than one year of study. Girls will begin to study pre-pointe work, which is a practice designed to prepare them for pointe shoes in Level 4. Gentlemen in this level will have a boys class once per week, in addition to their usual technique classes. Please select the section that best fits your family’s schedule.


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School Calendar

2024-2024 School Year

Bolender Center Campus

Level 3A (waitlist only)
Mon 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ballet
Mon 6:00 – 7:00 PM Jazz
Wed 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ballet
Thu 4:30 – 6:00 PM Ballet
Thu 6:00 – 6:30 PM Pre-Pointe
Level 3B
Tue 6:30 – 8:00 PM Ballet
Tue 8:00 – 8:30 PM Pre-Pointe
Thu 6:00 – 7:30 PM Ballet
Sat 10:30 – 12:00 AM Ballet
Sat 12:00 – 1:00 PM Jazz
Level 3C & Boys
Mon 6:00 – 7:30 PM Ballet
Mon 7:30 – 8:00 PM Pre-Pointe
Tue 5:00 – 6:30 PM Ballet
Tue 6:30 – 7:30 Boys Class
Sat 11:00 – 12:00 PM Jazz
Sat 12:00 – 1:30 PM Ballet

South Campus

Level 3D & Boys (WAItlist only)
Mon 6:00 – 7:30 PM Ballet
Mon 7:30 – 8:30 PM Jazz
Tue 6:15 – 7:45 PM Ballet
Tue 7:45 – 8:15 PM Pre-Pointe
Tue 7:45 – 8:15 PM Boys Class
Thu 6:00 – 7:30 PM Ballet

Space is limited, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.



2024-2025 School year 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


*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

Female Identifying Students

  • Royal blue tank leotard (So Danca SL09 or SL08- on tag Celestine Blue) or KCBS Nadine Tank Elevé leotard
  • “Ballet Pink” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • “Black” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • Pink, split 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
  • Dancers are not to wear undergarments under their leotard and tights. If a dancer needs to wear undergarments, we ask that it be easily concealed by their leotard.
  • Hair pulled back neatly and secure in a ballet appropriate hairstyle with no accessories
  • Tan slip-on jazz shoes
  • Green Thera-band
  • Ballet class notebook
  • No jewelry, accessories, warm ups or watches. Stud earrings are allowed.

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Male Identifying Students

  • White Body Wrappers short-sleeved t-shirt
  • Black M Stevens or Body Wrappers tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black slip-on jazz shoes
  • Ballet class notebook
  • Hair should be styled neatly and kept out of the face
  • No jewelry, accessories, warm ups or watches. Stud earrings are allowed.

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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