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Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is now open and will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis until classes fill to capacity.

Upper School
In the Upper School, students have the greatest potential for securing technical strengths, musical sensitivity and artistic awareness. The varied curriculum and progression of levels allows for the development of a strong and versatile dancer. All classes are taught by KCBS' acclaimed faculty in our state-of-the-art studios to live piano accompaniment. All Bolender Center and Johnson County classes are subject to change. KCBS reserves the right to cancel or change classes based on enrollment.

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Level 4 | Level 5 | Level 6 | Level 7

 


 

 

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Level 4 - Ages 11-13
Level 4 is the introductory level in the Upper School. With the addition of more ballet classes, come new exciting opportunities for the Level 4 student. Flamenco, Modern, and Jazz dance classes (which rotate each year) become part of their curriculum. In addition, girls begin dancing en pointe.  Students will be invited to dance on pointe by the instructor. Dancers should not purchase pointe shoes prior to instruction. This milestone step in a young dancers training requires a slow methodical approach to ensure that the strength needed to dance on pointe successfully is addressed. Therefore there are 2 sections of pointe for level 4 students. Class B is designed for students who are new to level 4 and therefore going on pointe for the first time. Class A is designed for students who are returning to level 4 and will be in their second year of pointe. Students should expect two consecutive years of study, at minimum, for completion of Level 4. All students are required to bring a 3 ring binder notebook to class to notate ballet terminology and practice exercises for homework. Performance opportunities include annual School Performance and The Nutcracker. Acceptance and casting for the production is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Staff of the Kansas City Ballet’s professional company.

DRESS CODE
Ladies - Hunter green tank leotard, pale pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes, character shoes for Flamenco, Flamenco skirt, black jazz shoes, hair pulled back neatly in a bun. A black ballet skirt will be allowed for pointe work. No jewelry please. Ballet notebook. Green Thera-Band.
Gentlemen - Black tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes with black socks or white ballet shoes with white socks. Black Jazz Shoes. Ballet notebook. Green Thera-Band.

Bolender Center Campus
Ballet
Mon 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tues 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Wed 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Sat 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Pointe
Tues 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wed 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Flamenco
Mon 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Jazz
Sat 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Johnson County Campus
Ballet
Tues 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Wed 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thurs 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Sat 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Pointe
Tues 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thurs 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Jazz
Wed 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Flamenco
Tues 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

TUITION RATES
Class Monthly Payments
Sept - Apr
Semester Payments
Sept and January
Level 4
$240
$960

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Level 5
Level 5 dancers will carry a rigorous course load comprised of ballet technique, pointe, modern and jazz. Dancers at this level will be introduced to more advanced vocabulary. Classes will require more stamina, flexibility, intellectual awareness and personal commitment. Dancers are expected to demonstrate responsibility for retention of material, eagerness and attention to corrections in order to fulfill required technical standards. Dancers will also begin to develop artistry and self expression. All students will need a blue Thera-Band for foot and ankle strengthening. Students should expect two consecutive years of study, at minimum, for completion of Level 5. Performance opportunities include annual School Performance and The Nutcracker.

DRESS CODE
Ladies - Burgundy leotard of choice (no halters or cut outs please), pale pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes, and black jazz shoes. A black ballet skirt will be allowed for pointe work. Blue Thera-Band. No jewelry please.
Gentlemen - Black tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes with black socks or white ballet shoes with white socks. Black jazz shoes. Blue Thera-Band.

Bolender Center Campus
Ballet
Mon 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tues 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Wed 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Fri 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Sat 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Pointe
Mon 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tues 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Jazz
Wed 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Modern
Sat 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Johnson County Campus
Ballet
Mon 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Tues 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Wed 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Thurs 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Sat 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Pointe
Wed 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sat 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Jazz
Mon 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Modern
Wed 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

TUITION RATES
Class Monthly Payments
Sept - Apr
Semester Payments
Sept and January
Level 5
$295
$1,180

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Level 6
Students invited to Level 6 will continue studying previous dance disciplines with the addition of Variations and Body Conditioning classes. Students at this level will have the physical ability to study classical and contemporary works, as well as choreography in complimentary dance disciplines. In addition, artistry and self expression will be largely emphasized in this level. Performance opportunities include involvement in Kansas City Youth Ballet, annual School Performance and more competitive rolls in The Nutcracker.

DRESS CODE
Ladies - Black leotard of choice (no halters or cut outs please), pale pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes, and black jazz shoes. A black ballet skirt will be allowed for pointe work. Blue Thera-Band. No jewelry please.
Gentlemen - Black tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes with black socks or white ballet shoes with white socks. Black jazz Shoes. Blue Thera-Band.

Bolender Center Campus
Ballet
Mon 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tues 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wed 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (en pointe)
Thurs 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fri 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sat 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Pointe
Mon 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Modern
Mon 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Jazz
Sat 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Conditioning
Wed 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 
TUITION RATES
Class Monthly Payments
Sept - Apr
Semester Payments
Sept and January
Level 6
$305
$1,220

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Photographer Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios

 

   

Level 7
Students invited to Level 7, our most advanced level, will continue studying previous dance disciplines with a greater focus & intensity. Dancers must execute advanced technique with developing artistry. Students will be coached to transition into professional or collegiate programs. A great emphasis on studying classical works and choreography is emphasized. Dancers will receive guidance and complimentary education in resume writing, dancer health and physique, and audition advising. Performance opportunities include involvement in Kansas City Youth Ballet, annual School Performance and more competitive roles in The Nutcracker. Acceptance and casting for the production is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Staff of the Kansas City Ballet’s professional company.

DRESS CODE
Ladies - Black leotard of choice, pale pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes, and black jazz shoes. A black ballet skirt will be allowed for pointe work. Blue Thera-Band. No jewelry please.
Gentlemen - Black tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes with black socks or white ballet shoes with white socks. Black jazz Shoes. Blue Thera-Band.

Bolender Center Campus
Ballet
Mon 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tues 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wed 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (en pointe)
Thurs 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fri 4:30 - 6:30p.m.
Sat 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Pointe
Mon 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Modern
Mon 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Conditioning
Wed 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Jazz
Sat 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

 

TUITION RATES
Class Monthly Payments
Sept - Apr
Semester Payments
Sept and January
Level 7
$305
$1,220

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Men's Classes (Levels 4-7)
Men's Class is designed to prepare young men for the strength, stamina and technical skill required of the male dancer all while being coached on presentation and artistry.

DRESS CODE
Boys/Men: Black tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes with black socks or white ballet shoes with white socks.

Bolender Center Campus
Men’s Mon 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 

TUITION RATES
There is no additional cost for taking the Boys/Men's Class.

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