Event Recap: BARRE KC Pub Crawl

On Saturday, Sept. 15, to kick off the upcoming season, Kansas City Ballet BARRE KC members embarked on an Oz-themed streetcar BARRE crawl through downtown Kansas City. The journey started by watching a rehearsal of The Wizard of Oz at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity and ended at the “Emerald City”, disguised as Our Daily Nada, a new boozy bookstore in the historic River Market.

Several stops on the pub crawl created themed drinks to enjoy.
Several stops on the pub crawl created themed drinks to enjoy.

The streetcar also made stops at Tom’s Town Distillery and the The Chesterfield Bar at Alamo Drafthouse, with their own Oz-themed beverages (Glinda’s Gimlets and Ruby Slippers) and a chance to win Kansas City Ballet tickets or a BARRE KC membership for the 2018-19 season.

BARRE KC is the premier organization for young professionals interested in supporting the Kansas City Ballet. BARRE KC members enjoy the benefits of discounted ticket prices, networking, and special events with insider access to the Kansas City Ballet. They host The BARRE Soiree annually in the spring, which raises funds to benefit Kansas City Ballet’s Reach Out And Dance program, an in-school dance residency program. Last year, the $7,000 raised helped to partially fund 16 new R.O.A.D. Scholarship Schools. The program reaches 800+ kids in the Kansas City Public School and Turner School Districts.

CRAWL PHOTOS

BARRE KC members enjoyed watching "The Wizard of Oz" rehearsal prior to beginning the crawl.
BARRE KC members enjoyed watching “The Wizard of Oz” rehearsal prior to beginning the crawl.
The pub crawling took place along the Streetcar route.
The pub crawling took place along the Streetcar route.
Crawlers enjoying themselves at Tom's Town.
Crawlers enjoying themselves at Tom’s Town.
The Kansas City Ballet BARRE Board.
The Kansas City Ballet BARRE Board.

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/20 | BARRE KC NIGHT
5:30pm Pre-show Party at Our Daily Nada
7:30pm The Wizard of Oz at the Kauffman Center
Backstage Tour directly after performance

BARRE KC tickets on sale now here.  Members can use the promo code sent to them via email to unlock their 50% discount!

2/23 | BARRE KC NIGHT
7:30pm Lady of the Camellias at the Kauffman Center
9:30pm Post-show Party

4/13 | THE BARRE SOIRÉE
Don’t miss the newest Ballet party at Boulevard Brewing Co. — complete with drinks, appetizers, entertainment by KCB’s Second Company and dancing! Proceeds help fund Kansas City Ballet’s Reach Out and Dance Scholarship Program.

3/30 | BARRE KC NIGHT
5:30pm Pre-show Party
7:30pm New Moves at the Bolender Center

5/18 | BARRE KC NIGHT
7:30pm Tharp/Parsons/Forsythe at the Kauffman Center
9:30pm Post-show Party

* Events subject to change

JOIN TODAY

A BARRE KC membership is $45. Your tax-deductible membership earns you:

  • Receive invitations to all BARRE KC events
  • Discounted pricing for Kansas City Ballet performances up to 50% off, including The Nutcracker (restrictions may apply)
  • Save $20 on 20-class packs for KCB School Studio classes (regularly $220)
  • Receive invitations to explore Kansas City on BARRE KC Day Trips
  • Complimentary “plus one” ticket to the BARRE KC Kick Off event in September
  • Backstage tour at the Kauffman Center
  • Networking with other fun-loving young adults who share your passion for the arts
  • Enjoy free drinks and food at receptions.

Join today.

Special thank you to Dora Grote for submitting text about this event.

Event Recap: BARRE Afterhours

Barre Afterhours at BBBS on April 14, 2018. Photo by Karen Badgett.
Barre Afterhours at BBBS on April 14, 2018. Photo by Karen Badgett.

Following Kansas City Ballet’s The Man in Black program at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, more than 75 people attended the BARRE Afterhours at Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Dancers from Kansas City Ballet also attended. Guests enjoyed delicious pasta from Lidia’s Kansas City and fabulous beer from KC Bier Co. A special thank you goes out to each of the sponsors:

          

We’re currently looking for new BARRE KC Board Members to serve for the 2018-2019 season. Please click here to apply online.

 

PARTY PICS

Second Company Members attending BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
Second Company Members attending BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.
BARRE Afterhours at BBBS. Photo by Karen Badgett.

 

Event Recap: 2018 BARRE Soiree

Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock

On Friday, March 9 at Pennway Place Event Space, BARRE KC hosted nearly 150 attendees at The BARRE Soirée—a cocktail event complete with drinks and delicious small bites and desserts, plus a performance by Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company. The event also featured DJ Ashton Martin, voted Best of KC “Party/Club DJ” by Pitch Magazine. A Silent Auction and a Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull were also included.

Proceeds raised will help fund 16 Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) Scholarship Schools allowing the program to reach 800+ kids in the Kansas City Public School District and Turner School District. R.O.A.D. is a 12 to 24-week dance residency program designed for 3rd and 4th grade students in schools in Missouri and Kansas. R.O.A.D especially helps children who learn in non-traditional ways, promoting self- esteem and confidence by incorporating movement lessons in conjunction with their studies.

BARRE KC is the premier organization for young adults interested in supporting Kansas City Ballet.

PHOTOS FROM THE SOIRéE

Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
2018 Barre Soiree performance by Kansas City Ballet's Second Company. Photo by Don Ipock.
2018 Barre Soiree performance by Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company. Photo by Don Ipock.

Kendra Scott Jewelry representative working the jewelry pull. Photo by Don Ipock.

Kendra Scott Jewelry representative working the jewelry pull. Photo by Don Ipock.

Attendees perusing the Silent Auction. Photo by Don Ipock
Attendees perusing the Silent Auction. Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Stephen Peppes, Jacqui and Kyle Ward. Photo by Don Ipock.
Stephen Peppes, Jacqui and Kyle Ward. Photo by Don Ipock.
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
Photo by Don Ipock
The dance floor heating up. Photo by Don Ipock
The dance floor heating up. Photo by Don Ipock