Matinees for Schools

These educational performances provide students an engaging introduction to ballet along with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to stage a ballet performance.

Click below for our 19-20 season offerings.


THE NUTCRACKER

THE NUTCRACKER MATINEES FOR SCHOOLS

Friday, December 6 at 10:30 A.M.
Thursday, December 12 at 10:30 A.M.
Friday, December 13 at 10:30 A.M.

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.

Choreography: Devon Carney
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

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: A multimedia guide is accessible by password for teachers bringing students to Nutcracker Student Matinees.

NEW! To reserve seats, please fill out our Nutcracker Order Form.

For more information contact aberry@kcballet.org.


SWAN LAKE

SWAN LAKE MATINEE FOR SCHOOLS

Friday, February 14 at 10:30 A.M.

Perhaps the most recognized ballet of all time, Swan Lake makes its highly-anticipated return to Kansas City Ballet this season. This immortal love story involves a wicked sorcerer who captures the beautiful Princess Odette and turns her into a swan. His evil spell can only be broken when a young prince pledges his love and marries her. Should he betray her, she will remain a swan forever.

Choreography: Devon Carney after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

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.

Swan Lake Online Study Guide: A multimedia guide is accessible by password for teachers bringing students to the Swan Lake Student Matinee.

NEW! To reserve seats, please fill out our Swan Lake Order Form.

For more information contact aberry@kcballet.org.


NEW MOVES

NEW MOVES EDUCATIONAL MATINEE

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Enjoy brand new contemporary ballets created by nationally known choreographers and talented local choreographic voices from company dancers in Kansas City Ballet. New Moves 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. 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

Audience: Recommended for 6th 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.

Full Payment is due on or before March 6.

NEW! To reserve seats, please fill out our New Moves Order Form.

For more information contact aberry@kcballet.org.


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 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