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Kansas City Ballet-Junior Summer Intensive Audition

The Kansas City Ballet School’s Junior Summer Intensive is specifically designed with the young dancer in mind. This four-week program offers students a rigorous and comprehensive study of ballet technique and exposure to a broad variety of dance styles. All curriculum in this program is presented in a nurturing and positive environment at Kansas City Ballet School’s Johnson County Campus. Students will experience a truly unique program working with members of the Kansas City Ballet’s artistic staff, nationally acclaimed guest teachers and school faculty.

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Audition Information
What to Bring to the Audition
Video Audition
Curriculum
Faculty
Fees
Housing
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Deadlines
Important Dates

AUDITION INFORMATION

Admission to the Kansas City Ballet School Junior Summer Intensive is by audition only. The four-week program is for students ages 9-13 (females who are pre-pointe or beginning pointe students). Audition will be approximately 90 minutes and will consist of barre and center, with pointe work for beginning pointe students. Audition results will be emailed within 10 business days of audition.

Students unable to attend the audition may request an in-class audition by appointment. Availability is limited and subject to Academy class schedule. Please contact School Administrator Edina von Hofman (evonhofman@kcballet.org) for details.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Todd Bolender Center

500 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108

Registration Audition
12:00 – 1:00 1:00 – 2:30

PRE-REGISTRATION

  1. Complete online Audition Form
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form or bring to audition (4×6, with student’s name on the back)
    • Headshot (females with hair up)
    • First arabesque (females on pointe)
  3. Prepay Audition Fee of $30 (page provided after completing online Audition Form)

Pre-registration will close at 5:00 PM CST on the Wednesday prior to the audition. If you complete the audition form after this time, you may be asked to fill out a paper copy onsite.

Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to audition class. Please check in with KCBS Staff Member to confirm your registration and receive audition number.

ONSITE REGISTRATION

  1. Bring completed Audition Form or submit online before 5:00 PM CST on the Wednesday prior
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form or bring to audition (4×6, with student’s name on the back)
    • Headshot (females with hair up)
    • First arabesque (females on pointe)
  3. Bring $40 Audition Fee in cash or check

Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the audition class. Please check in with KCBS Staff Member to submit your registration and receive audition number.

What to wear to the audition: Female students should wear a simple, solid color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes (if applicable, bring pointe shoes). Male students should wear a fitted white shirt, black tights and white or black ballet shoes. KCBS students should wear their Academy uniform.

VIDEO AUDITION

Out-of-town students unable to attend the audition may submit a video by February 16, 2019. Video audition fee is $40. Beginning January 7, audition results will be emailed within two weeks of the video being received.

Video requirements

  • Barre work (one side only)
    • Pliés
    • Tendus
    • Degagé
    • Rond de jambe
    • Fondu
    • Grand battement
  • Center work
    • Adagio
    • Pirouette combination
    • Petit allegro
    • Grand allegro
  • Gentlemen, please add:
    • Tour en l’air
    • Tours a la seconde
    • Entrechat
    • Big jumps
  • Beginner pointe students, please complete center work on flat. Please add combination on pointe at barre with sous sus and échappé.

Female students should wear a simple, solid color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Male students should wear a fitted white shirt, black tights and white or black ballet shoes.

VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSION

DUE BY FEBRUARY 16, 2019

  1. Complete online Audition Form
  2. Attach photos to online Audition Form
    • Headshot (females with hair up)
    • First arabesque (females on pointe)
  3. Pay Video Audition Fee of $40 (page provided after completing online Audition Form)
  4. Email video to Edina von Hofman (School Administrative Manager) at evonhofman@kcballet.org
    • Use subject line “Video Audition – First Name Last Name”
    • Provide link to online video and password if protected

Fee must be received before video will be reviewed.

APPOINTMENT AUDITION

Students unable to attend an audition may request an in-class audition by appointment. Availability is limited and subject to Academy class schedule. Please contact School Administrative Manager Edina von Hofman (evonhofman@kcballet.org) for details. Audition results will be emailed within ten business days of audition.

CURRICULUM

Students attend class Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (June 3-28). Students will showcase their progress in an informal demonstration on Friday, June 28 in the Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater at the Bolender Center. A reception will follow the demonstration.

Classes for 2019 may include:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Repertory
  • Flamenco
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theatre
  • Yoga
  • Conditioning
  • Stage Acting
  • Music
  • Dance History

KCBS reserves the right to revise the curriculum as necessary.

FACULTY

Grace HolmesSchool Director
Kimberly Cowen, Upper School Principal & KCYB Director
KCBS Faculty

 

FEES

Tuition       $1,300

A non-refundable $150 deposit is required to reserve a place in the program. This deposit is applied toward the total tuition cost.

The balance of tuition is due by May 3, 2019.

HOUSING

Dormitory housing is not provided for Junior Intensive students.

Below is a list of hotels located near the Johnson County Campus for out-of-town students:

Extended Stay America
5401 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-661-7111
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
10920 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-312-0900
Embassy Suites
10601 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212
913-649-7060
Hyatt Place
5001 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-491-9002

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Merit scholarships are awarded based on the audition and students receiving them will be notified in their acceptance letter. Merit scholarships must be accepted by March 22, 2019.

KCBS offers a limited amount of need-based financial aid for the Junior Summer Intensive. Awards are based on need. Please do not submit an application until you have received acceptance to the Kansas City Ballet Junior Summer Intensive.

Financial Aid Application Coming Soon!

DEADLINES

Admitted students must secure their spot in the program by March 22, 2019.
Spaces are limited.

February 16, 2019 – Video Auditions Due
March 22, 2019 – Registration and Deposit due
March 22, 2019 – Merit Scholarship Acceptance due
May 3, 2019 – Tuition Balance Due

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, June 3, 2019
First day of class at Johnson County Campus

Friday, June 28, 2019
Final day of class and demonstration at Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO

More detailed information will be provided to students once their registration is complete.

For more information about Kansas City Ballet’s Junior Summer Intensive, contact Kansas City Ballet School at 816-931-2299 or school@kcballet.org.

 

Organization:

Kansas City Ballet

Location:

1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816.931.2232
Contact name: 
Mary Allen
Email address: 
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
02/16/2019
Time: 
see website for details
Price: 
$1,300

Ages

9-12 years Teenagers