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Kansas City Ballet shares our love of dance by bringing it to the community.

Kansas City Ballet reaches students and teachers of all backgrounds and experience levels through in-school programming, tours to our studios, and specially-priced matinees at the theater. Kansas City Ballet also offers unique audience education opportunities for adults wishing to expand their experiences around the ballet’s current repertory.

Over 20,000 people – including students to working professionals to retirees – benefit from our community programs annually. See options below.

Educational Performances For schools

Introduce your students to the joy and wonder of dance by joining Kansas City Ballet for one of our Student Matinee performances. Designed especially for school groups in grades 2-12, these educational performances provide students an engaging introduction to  ballet along with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to stage a ballet performance. Kansas City Ballet also offers Lecture Demonstrations where Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company dancers perform a 60-minute interactive dance program at your school. Narrated by dancers and Kansas City Ballet staff, this program is appropriate for elementary, middle, or high school students. Dancers perform a diverse repertoire of classical to contemporary works.

Community Programs

Kansas City Ballet’s Community ENGAGEMENT Programs invites the community to see, learn, and engage in dance through mini-performances, lecture series, dance-a-story, and master classes.


Kansas City Ballet invites you and your group to come see our company at work. Call to arrange a tour of our studios for your group of 10 or more people.

Dance In Schools (R.O.A.D.)

Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) is a 24-week in-school dance residency program for elementary schools, taught by professional teaching artists from Kansas City Ballet to live piano accompaniment.

To create awareness, appreciation, and to engage learners of all ages in a deeper understanding and connection to dance.

Contact Kansas City Ballet’s Community Education Department:
816.216.5583 or