Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) Residency Program

Kansas City Ballet’s nationally recognized dance residency program is being offered to new schools for a 12-week session, January-May 2020! Weekly movement classes and end of semester R.O.A.D. Rallies are offered during the academic year in elementary schools, during the school day. Established curriculum is taught by KC Ballet teaching artists to live music, introducing 3rd and 4th grade students to the fundamentals of dance: space, time, effort, self-discipline, and cooperative learning. Thematic lessons integrate STEAM based curriculum and are based on National and State Education Standards.

Participation in R.O.A.D. school residencies requires no special clothing, shoes or equipment.

Fee: Costs vary based on school numbers. For more information about the R.O.A.D. Program,  please email or call 816.216.5583.


“Whenever I was sad in the morning and my teacher said that we had R.O.A.D. that
day, I would become as happy as a blooming flower!”

“I like everything about my R.O.A.D. class!”


“I love how R.O.A.D. touches on many different subjects – Math, Social Studies, Science, dance terms, and teamwork. The arts touch us all!”

We wish to sincerely thank the following for their support of Kansas City Ballet’s Reach Out and Dance (R.O.A.D.) Program.

Hearst Foundation

R.O.A.D. Scholarship Program Uniform Provider

Kansas City Ballet’s young professionals group, for their annual fundraiser that benefits the R.O.A.D. Scholarship Program.

Arvin T. Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, UMB Bank, N.A., trustee
Evelyn R. Craft Belger and C. Richard Belger
Belger Cartage Service, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
BlueScope Steel
DST Systems, Inc.
H&R Block Foundation
Hall Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.
Henderson Engineers, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Israelite
JE Dunn Construction Company
Kendra Scott
Louis & Elizabeth Nave Flarsheim Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation
Mr. G. Dale Mathey
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
R and C Charitable Foundation
R.A. Long Foundation
US Bank Foundation
Mrs. Pam Welker
Wells Fargo Foundation