Preparatory Division (ages 9-14)

Level 4 - Ages 10 and up

Level 4 is the last level in the Preparatory Division. Flamenco and Modern dance classes become part of their curriculum. In addition, girls begin dancing en pointe.

Beginning pointe work is a milestone step in a young dancers training requires a slow methodical approach to ensure that the strength needed to dance en pointe successfully is addressed. Students will be separated into groups based on their pointe experience. Students should expect at least two consecutive years of study for completion of Level 4.

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

REGISTRATION Information

schedule Academy Placement Class

Dress Code

Female Identifying Students

  • Uniform KCBS Elevé leotard; this leotard should be worn for performances, evaluations, and KCB auditions.
  • Additional Navy leotards in Body Wrappers style BWP215 or BWP015
  • “Ballet Pink” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • “Black” color Body Wrappers Total Stretch Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights
  • Light Pink Canvas Sansha Split Sole ballet shoes
  • Pointe shoes: New students to be fitted at the Dance Shoppe
  • Optional flesh toned tights and shoes for ballet and pointe classes
  • Optional for Pointe Class: Black Elevé Tulip Skirt or any black ballet skirt
  • Character shoes and black flamenco skirt for Flamenco
  • Ballet class notebook
  • Green Thera-Band and Yoga Mat for Conditioning
  • Hair pulled back neatly and secure in a ballet appropriate hairstyle
  • No jewelry, watches or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom

Male Identifying Students

  • Uniform KCBS Elevé white t-shirt: this shirt should be worn for performances, evaluations, and KCB auditions.
  • Black M Stevens or Body Wrappers tights
  • Dance Belt
  • White ballet shoes with thin, white socks
  • Black slip-on Jazz Shoes
  • Green Thera-band and Yoga Mat for Conditioning
  • 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

COMPANY PRODUCTIONS

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.

END OF SCHOOL YEAR PERFORMANCE

All Kansas City Ballet School students have an end-of-the-year performance opportunity in May.

 

WATCH WEEKS

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