Kansas City Ballet’s Community Education Program invites you to observe, participate, and to engage with us


dance-a-story

A 45-minute workshop appropriate for Pre-K and early elementary school students, bringing stories to life through creative movement, music, and a costume show and tell. Wonderful for library story hours!


Dance Speaks – KCB’s educational Series

Guest artists provide professional and personal insights into Kansas City Ballet’s season repertoire. Held at various locations, audiences will enjoy interesting panel discussions, a Q & A with guest speakers and more!

2019-2020 Dance Speaks – tickets on sale August 2019

  • DANCE SPEAKS: Carmina Burana – Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Bolender Center | Company Open Rehearsal 5:30pm | Panel Discussion 6:00pm
  • DANCE SPEAKS: Swan Lake – Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at Bolender Center | Company Open Rehearsal 5:30pm | Panel Discussion 6:00pm
  • DANCE SPEAKS: New Lines, New Moves – Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020 (location TBD) | Panel Discussion 6:30pm
  • DANCE SPEAKS: Spring Rep Show – Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020 at Bolender Center | Company Open Rehearsal 5:30pm | Panel Discussion 6:00pm

master classes

Intermediate and advanced dance students may take a class from one of Kansas City Ballet’s master teachers or from a master guest teacher.


Take a tour of Kansas City Ballet

The Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity is Kansas City Ballet’s home. Located at 500 W. Pershing in downtown Kansas City, the facility houses the professional company, Kansas City Ballet School, 180-seat Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater and Kansas City Ballet’s artistic and administrative staff.

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. We can present information about productions in progress and you can take a peek at our professional dancers in rehearsal. You’ll also be able to see costumes in the making in our costume shop.


For more information about these programs, please contact 816.216.5583 or aberry@kcballet.org