2019-2020 Academy Registration will open July 1.

PRIMARY DIVISION (ages 7-11)

The Primary Division is where formal training begins. When completed in succession, it lays the foundation of our curriculum and the technique of classical ballet. The focus is on developing strong, coordinated, inquisitive students who have the ability to display the essence of ballet through the use of energy in their entire body. Students in the Primary Division will take place in Evaluation classes in April to determine their placement for the following year. Click below to jump to your area of interest:

Level 1 (ages 7-8)
Level 2 (ages 7 and up)


LEVEL 1 – AGES 7 TO 9

Level 1 is the first level of academic ballet training in Kansas City Ballet School. Upon entering this level students are expected to have a respect for the classroom and learning process. Dancers will be introduced to elementary ballet steps both at the barre and center.  Stretching, coordination, strength building and musicality will be major components in the students dance education. All students are required to bring a ballet notebook to class to notate ballet terminology and practice exercises for homework. Students are responsible for information presented in class in addition to practicing independently outside of the classroom. Level 1 students will take part in Evaluation classes in April to determine their placement for the following year. Students at this level are eligible to participate in the Children’s Showcase in May. Level 1 students also become eligible to audition for Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker.  Acceptance and casting for the production is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Staff of the Kansas City Ballet’s professional company. This class meets twice a week for 60 minutes. Please select the section that fits your family’s schedule.   Register Now!

KCBS Dress Code

2019-2020 SCHEDULE
Bolender Center Campus
Level 1 A  WAITLIST ONLY
Mon 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. &
Wed 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Level 1 B  WAITLIST ONLY
Tue 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. &
Sat 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Level 1 C WAITLIST ONLY
Mon 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. &
Sat 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Johnson County Campus
Level 1 D  WAITLIST ONLY
Mon 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. &
Thu 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Level 1 E 
Tue 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. &
Sat 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
TUITION RATES
Class Monthly Payments (8)
Sep – Apr
Semester Payments (2)
Sep and Jan
Level 1 $115 $460

LEVEL 2 – AGES 7 And Up 

Elevated expectations meet your child as they enter Level 2. Steps previously introduced will evolve and incorporate different positions, patterning and coordination. All students are required to bring a single subject spiral notebook to class to notate ballet terminology and practice exercises for homework. Level 2 students will take part in Evaluation classes in April to determine their placement for the following year. Level 2 students are eligible to participate in the School Spring Performance in May. Children will learn a choreographed dance set to music and perform the completed work on stage. Level 2 students are also eligible to audition for Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Acceptance and casting for the production is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Staff of the Kansas City Ballet’s professional company. Classes for this level meet twice weekly.   Register Now!

KCBS Dress Code

* Bolender Center students should enroll in the section which indicates their age group. A combination of sections is not permitted. Please contact the school if you have any conflicts with your assigned section.

2019-2020 SCHEDULE
Bolender Center Campus
Level 2A Girls (7 – 9 yrs)  WAITLIST ONLY
Mon 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. &
Wed 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Level 2B Girls (9+ yrs) & All Boys WAITLIST ONLY
Tue 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (BOYS CLASS)
Tue 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. &
Thu 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Johnson County Campus
Level 2C WAITLIST ONLY
Wed 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. &
Fri 4:30 – 6:00 p.m
Boys Class Fri 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
TUITION RATES
Class Monthly Payments (8)
Sep – Apr
Semester Payments (2)
Sep and Jan
Level 2 $165 $660