Home > Education > Dance in Schools (ROAD)

Dance in Schools (ROAD)

Reach Out And Dance (ROAD)

ROAD is a 24-week in-school residency program taught by professional dancers with live piano accompaniment. 

This weekly dance and movement class (not ballet) takes place in your school during the school day. The curriculum is designed for 3rd or 4th grade students. Lessons integrate your school’s academic curriculum and are based on National and State Education Standards. ROAD culminates in a very special end-of-year performance for the families of ROAD students, the ROAD Rally.

Teacher comments:
“ROAD has helped our students by encouraging teamwork, reinforcing our curriculum and by introducing an art form that many would never see.”

“I have a totally non-speaking child. ROAD helped to bridge the gap. He was so proud of his ROAD accomplishments, and he didn’t have to talk to be good.”

And students love ROAD!
“I feel good about myself…proud…like a superstar.

For more information about ROAD, please contact Linda Martin, Community Education Director, at 816.931.2232 x1315 or outreach@kcballet.org