Summer Children’s Classes

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Kansas City Ballet School students learn progressive levels of ballet technique in a nurturing and professional environment at each level of instruction. Classes, beginning with Creative Movement, and Camps are designed to provide your child with excellent dance training and superior attention from our professional teachers, all while having fun!

Please see below for summer children classes by age and level. You may call 816.931.2299 to register or download the form here.

Placement Information:
Currently enrolled students remain in the level they were in during the 16-17 school year. New students may follow the age suggestions for Creative Movement through Level 1.

A placement class is required for enrollment in Level 2 and up. Placement classes for new students ages 8 and up will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the Bolender Center from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. Please contact the school for more information and to reserve your place.

Two Convenient Locations to Choose From

Bolender Center Campus

Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity
500 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.931.2299 x2
school@kcballet.org

Johnson County Campus

5359 W. 94th Terr.
Prairie Village, KS 66207
(Northeast corner of 95th and Nall)
816.931.2299 x3
school@kcballet.org

Dance with me – Ages 2 to 3

Join your student in a fun-filled classroom where you and your student will explore movement, music, and ballet story time. Must be accompanied by a parent.
Ages 2-3. Register Now!

Bolender Center
6 week session $112.50
June 12 – July 20
Wed 10:00-10:45 am

Creative Movement – Ages 3 to 5

Each day children learn the joy of dance, self-discipline, listening and coordination skills. Class meets once a week.
Ages 3-5. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
6 week session $112.50
June 12 – July 20
Mon 12:15-1:00 pm Waitlist Only
Mon 5:00-5:45 pm Waitlist Only
Wed 4:30-5:15 pm Waitlist Only
Thu 12:15-1:00 pm Waitlist Only
Johnson County Campus
4 week session $75
8 week session $150
Session 1: June 5 – June 30
Session 2: July 3 – 28
Mon 4:30-5:15 pm Waitlist Only
Wed 10:30-11:15 am *Available Session 2 Only
Thu 4:00-4:45 pm  Waitlist Only

Boys on the move – Ages 3 to 5

This class is designed to embrace the high-energy nature of boys. Students will jump, hop, leap, gallop, slide, skip, and roll in a structured environment. Ages 3-5. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
6 week session $112.50
June 12 – July 20
Thu 4:30-5:15 pm
Johnson County Campus
4 week session $75
July 3 – 28
Thu 4:30-5:15 pm


Fundamentals of Dance – Ages 5 to 6

Children will be introduced to the structure of a dance class, transitioning them towards Pre-Ballet. Class meets once a week.
Ages 5-6. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
6 week session $112.50
June 12 – July 20
Mon 5:45-6:30 pm
Wed 5:15-6:00 pm
Johnson County Campus
4 week session $75
8 week session $150
Session 1: June 5 – June 30
Session 2: July 3 – 28
Thu 4:45-5:30 pm

Pre-Ballet – Ages 6 to 7

This introductory ballet class meets once a week. Ballet shoes are required for this level.
Ages 6-7, just finished 1st grade. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
6 week session $112.50
June 12 – July 20
Thu 5:15-6:00 pm Waitlist Only
Johnson County Campus
4 week session $75
8 week session $150
Session 1: June 5 – June 30
Session 2: July 3 – 28
Mon 5:15-6:00 pm

Level 1 – Ages 7 to 8

This classical ballet class meets twice a week. In this class, students will focus on building strength and correct placement. Stretching, coordination, strength building and musicality will be major components of this course.
This class is for ages 7-8: just finished 2nd grade. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus Waitlist Only
4 week session $105
July 3 – July 28
Mon 5:15-6:15 pm
Wed 5:15-6:15 pm
Johnson County Campus
4 week session $105
June 6 – June 29
Mon 5:15-6:15 pm
Wed 5:15-6:15 pm


Level 2

These young dancers will be introduced to elementary ballet steps, both at the barre and in center. Stretching, coordination, strength building and musicality will be major components of this course. These classical ballet classes meet twice a week.
Placement required for students new to KCBS. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
4 week session $150
July 3 – July 28
Mon 5:00-6:30 pm
Wed 5:00-6:30 pm

Level 2 Workshop

Students will learn a popular classical ballet, create costume pieces, and present a small performance on the last day of camp.
(For students who have completed Level 1 or 2) Placement required for students new to KCBS. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
1 wk session $180
June 12 – 15 

Mon-Thu 10:00 – 12:00pm

Level 3

Students will focus on mastering their technical foundation through ballet, jazz, and learning different repertory pieces. Level 3 students are also highly encourage to audition for the Junior Summer Intensive. This class meets two times a week and students can pick their enrollment based on day, week, or month. Placement required for students new to KCBS. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
4 wk session
$25/day; $50/week; or $200/month
July 3 – July 28
Mon Ballet/Jazz
5:00-6:30 pm/6:30-7:15 pm
Wed Ballet/Repertory
5:00-6:30 pm/6:30-7:15 pm

Upper School Summer Classes

(Levels 4-8)

Classes are offered in ballet followed by one hour of various dance disciplines including pointe, jazz and modern. This schedule is flexible. Class options are available five days a week. KCBS students are highly encouraged to attend these classes to prepare for the KCBS Summer Intensive (June 19–July 21). Placement required for students new to KCBS. Register Now!

Bolender Center Campus
June 12-16
$12/class; $120/week
Mon-Fri 9:30 am-12:15 pm


For more information about Kansas City Ballet’s Summer Programs, contact Kansas City Ballet School at 816.931.2299 or school@kcballet.org.