The Academy

Secondary Division

The Secondary Division is designed for ballet students to continue to expand their education in ballet while introducing them to more diverse dance disciplines.

Students will enjoy the continuation of study in other dance disciplines such as jazz, modern, contemporary and conditioning. Many classes are taught to live piano accompaniment, a crucial element in developing the dancer’s understanding of the relationship between music and movement.

Requirements

Be available to dedicate 4 days a week to attending class

Students will expand their knowledge:

  • Variations
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Body Conditioning
  • Contemporary
  • and more
Kansas City Ballet Summer Intensive

Secondary Division

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.

 

End of School Year Performances

Students in Level 2 and up 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.

Get Moving

Any student who wishes to join our Secondary Division must take a placement class to determine their skill level.

Schedule Placement

Additional Resources

Everything from dress code to location information to auditions, Kansas City Ballet’s Parent Resources will tell you everything you need to know to set up your child for success.

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