Kansas City Ballet shares the joy of dance with students of all ages


Matinees for Schools

 

The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m.

The much anticipated world premiere by Septime Webre, the creator of Alice (in wonderland), will take audiences on a fantastical journey to the Emerald City. Filled with all the familiarity of the classic movie – Dorothy and Toto swept to Oz join up with three unlikely heroes to see the Wizard, their triumph over the Wicked Witch, and the quest to return home – yet realized with a bold, new spectacle of music, costumes, sets, projections and special effects.

Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
Fee:  All seats $12

Audience: Recommended for 3rd grade and older. For school groups at this special rate, 1 adult/teacher chaperone is required to accompany every 10 students that attend. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10. Seating at 10:00 a.m.

Oz Online Study Guide: Multimedia guides are accessible by password for teachers bringing students to The Wizard of Oz Matinee for schools.

Contact aberry@kcballet.org or call KCB Community Education at 816.216.5583 to reserve your seats today.

The Nutcracker

Friday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Bring your students to Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney’s production of this favorite holiday classic. Carney created a traditional, adventurous and re-imagined production. A two-act ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s story— featuring vibrant costumes, elaborate scenery, and stunning sets, this classic tale tells the timeless story of Clara, the Mouse King and her Nutcracker Prince.

Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
Fee:  All seats $12

Audience: Recommended for 2nd grade and older. For school groups at this special rate; 1 adult/ teacher chaperone is required to accompany every 10 students that attend. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10. Seating at 10:00 a.m.

Nutcracker Online Study Guide: Multimedia guides are accessible by password for teachers bringing students to Nutcracker Matinees for schools.

Contact aberry@kcballet.org or call KCB Community Education at 816.216.5583 to reserve your seats today.

New Moves

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Kansas City Ballet presents a special discounted morning matinee performance! This New Moves performance is a chance to see the Kansas City Ballet company and some of tomorrow’s sought after choreographers in an up-close and intimate space. Enjoy brand new contemporary ballets created by nationally known choreographers and talented local choreographic voices from company dancers in Kansas City Ballet. Students will experience a pre-performance introduction by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and a post-performance audience Q & A with some New Moves choreographers and dancers.

Location: Bolender Center’s Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater
Fee:  All seats $12

Full payment is due on or before March 8, 2019.  Reservations may be received on or before March 1, 2019. Contact aberry@kcballet.org or call KCB Community Education at 816.216.5583 to reserve your seats today.


Inclement Weather Policy
Due to the varying weather policies of area schools planning to attend our student matinee performances, Kansas City Ballet will offer an alternate opportunity to attend a ballet performance or educational program in the event that a school is unable to attend their scheduled performance.  Refunds will be given only in the event of cancellation of a performance by Kansas City Ballet.


LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS

Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company performs a 60-minute interactive dance program at your school. Narrated by the dancers and Kansas City Ballet staff, this performance program is appropriate for elementary, middle, or high schools. Dancers perform a diverse repertoire of classic and contemporary works, including excerpts from Kansas City Ballet’s current season. Available select weeks in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

Space Requirements: Stage, Gym, or Large Multi-Purpose room

For Cost or to Book a Second Company Lecture Demonstration in your School contact

816.216.5583 or aberry@kcballet.org