Today our series on “Dance In The US” takes a look at Kansas…
Location: This school has two locations
1. The Downtown Campus, 1616 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
2. The Johnson County Campus, 5359 W. 94th Terr., Prairie Village, KS 66207
About: Students who attend the Kansas City Ballet School not only get top-notch training from experienced faculty–but they also receive some nice additional perks as well. Classes are taught with live piano accompaniment–something that I know from experience can give a dancer the opportunity to develop their musicality in depth.
In addition, the school provides a stepping stone for those who want to go on to a professional dance career–the Kansas City Youth Ballet. The dancers who perform with this company are between the ages of 13 and 18, and they study with the faculty of Kansas City Ballet, as well as the director of the Youth Ballet, Alecia Good.