Preparatory Division (ages 10-14)

Level 4 - Ages 12 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. Boys will attend separate Men’s Technique classes as part of their Level 4 course. Students should expect at least two consecutive years of study for completion of Level 4.


2022-2023 Academy Placement Class

2022-2023 School Year

Bolender Center Campus

Level 4
Mon 4:45 – 6:15 PM 4AB Ballet
Mon 6:15 – 7:30 PM Modern
Mon 7:30 – 8:15 PM 4B Pointe
Tue 6:15 – 7:45 PM 4AB Ballet
Tue 7:45 – 8:30 PM 4A Pointe
Wed 5:00 – 6:30 PM 4A Ballet
Wed 5:00 – 6:30 PM 4B Ballet
Wed 6:30 – 7:30 PM Flamenco
Thu 5:30 – 6:00 PM Conditioning
Thu 6:00 – 7:30 PM 4AB Ballet
Thu 7:30 – 8:15 PM 4A Pointe
Thu 7:30 – 8:15 PM 4B Pointe
Fri 6:15 – 7:15 PM Men’s Class

Johnson County Campus

Level 4
Tue 5:00 – 6:30 PM 4AB Ballet
Tue 6:30 – 7:30 PM Flamenco
Wed 5:15 – 6:45 PM 4AB Ballet
Wed 6:45 – 8:00 PM Modern
Thu 5:30 – 7:00 PM 4AB Ballet
Thu  7:00 – 7:45 PM 4A Pointe
Thu  7:00 – 7:45 PM 4B Pointe
Fri 6:15 – 7:15 PM Men’s Class @ Bolender Center
Sat 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 4AB Ballet
Sat 12:30 – 1:15 PM 4A Pointe
Sat 12:30 – 1:15 PM 4B Pointe
Sat 1:15 – 1:45 PM 4AB Conditioning

Level 4 classes will take place at our Bolender Center Campus and our Johnson County 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 includes one KCBS Elevé Uniform
Registration Fee is none 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

  • 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 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 or warm-ups may be worn in the classroom

Option #2

  • 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 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