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Programs for the Community

Kansas City Ballet's Community Education Programs invites the community to see, learn, and engage in dance

Dancer For A Day
Girls and boys entering first, second, or third grade in Fall 2013 are invited to enroll to be a dancer for a day in the KCB studios.  Students will take an age-appropriate dance class with live music, learn a ballet story and create choreography to match the music themes, learn about various types of dance shoes, see Kansas City Ballet dancers at work and discover what happens in KCB’s costume shop. 

Children Entering First, Second and Third Grade (please no children younger than first grade)

Thursday, August 8, 2013
9:00 A.M.—12:00 noon

Kansas City Ballet Studios
500 W. Pershing Road (just west of Union Station)
Kansas City, MO 64108

$20 per child -- $15 per child for groups of 5 or more (includes light snack and supplies)

Dress comfortably for movement/dance.  Wear tennis shoes or ballet slippers.  Please, NO SANDALS, CROCS or FLIP-FLOPS; NO BARE FEET

Contact Linda Martin, Kansas City Ballet
Lmartin@kcballet.org or 816-931-2232 x 1315

Thursday, July 25, 2013 (no exceptions)

Project X
This in-depth project offers participants an opportunity to attend three arts events which includes Kansas City Ballet performances. Project X members meet the artists and engage in lively discussion about what they saw and learned.

Program Speakers
From the drama of love betrayed to the joy of love found, and featuring gorgeous music and exquisite costumes, scenery and lighting, Kansas City Ballet productions have it all.  Everyone enjoys this exciting art form, but it helps to know a little bit before you attend a performance.  A Kansas City Ballet representative will introduce your group to the extraordinary world of dance.  Available for groups of 15 or more.

Dance INFORmances
Four company dancers and a narrator explain and perform excerpts from the Kansas City Ballet repertory.  Choose from the following formats:

  1. The World of Dance - Dancers demonstrate warm up and preparation exercises, followed by a performance of several pieces.
  2. Dance and Art - Dancers perform pieces of varying styles and relate them to correlating styles of art masterpieces.

Location:  Your school
Dates:  Call for available dates
Fee:  $390 Single Performance, $550 Double Performance
Grades:  3rd-12th
Length:  45 Minutes
Audience:  250 People maximum

Master Classes
Arrange for intermediate to advanced dance students to take a class from one of the KCB’s master teachers.

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