Kansas City Ballet to Present Annual KC Dance Day, 8/23; Schedule Announced
KANSAS CITY, MO (Aug. 5, 2014) - Kansas City Ballet will present the 4th Annual KC Dance Day at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on Saturday, Aug. 23rd from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The full day will feature FREE dance performances, classes, demonstrations, giveaways and FUN for the whole family.
"This event is THE kick-off event of the new season. More than two thousand Kansas Citians will join us for this open house and fun-filled day of dance," stated Artistic Director Devon Carney. "All are welcome to come enjoy. And our Kansas City Ballet Second company (KCBII) and Trainees will perform as a bonus, additionally we'll show a sneak peek into the upcoming production ofAlice (in wonderland) which is sure to delight families."
KC Dance Day Schedule
August 23, 2014
For more information, please visit our website at www.kcballet.org.
FREE Children's and Adult Dance Classes
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Classes start at 9:15 a.m. and continue until 4:45 p.m.
Choose from more than 20 FREE dance and movement classes offered by the Kansas CityBallet School. Classes are available for kids ages 3-8 in Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet and for Children's Ballet for ages 8-11. FREE classes for ages 12 and up include Zumba®, Pilates Mat, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap, and Yoga, plus demonstrations of our FIVE Pilates Reformer machines. There also will be World Dance classes for all ages including Hawaiian, Irish Step, Spanish, West African, Mexican and Chinese. For the complete schedule, please visit our website at www.kcballet.org. Pre-registration for FREE Classes is available online and encouraged. Order and times are subject to change.
FREE Kids' Dance Shows
Twenty minute performances 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:10 Starlight Stars of Tomorrow
10:40 Ailey Camp Kids
11:10 Kansas City Youth Ballet
FREE World Dance Performances
Fifteen minute performances 12 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
2:40 West Africa
* Plus FREE World Dance Classes 1:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
FREE Local Dance Performances - KC's Best
Short performances begin at 3:10 p.m.
3:10 City in Motion Dance Theatre
3:40 Störling Dance Theater
4:10 Seamless Dance Theatre
4:35 Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company
4:55 Allegro Ballroom
Open Rehearsal by artists of Kansas City Ballet
5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Followed by a brief "Meet the Artists of KC Ballet" reception from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served by 2 Guys & a Grill. You may purchase a $6 meal ticket your choice of a hamburger, hotdog, or chicken breast plus chips and bottled water.
Between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. we will offer a complimentary shuttle trolley from the parking at the Union Station Garage to the Bolender Center.
KC Dance Day is supported by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF).
About Kansas City Ballet
To make Kansas City a destination for dance
Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet is a 29-member professional ballet company under the leadership of Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley. The company's mission is to establish Kansas City Ballet as an indispensable asset in its community through exceptional performances, excellence in dance training and quality community education programs for all ages. Kansas City Ballet is home to Kansas City Ballet School with an enrollment of 600+ children and adults offering professional training for the career-minded student as well as for those simply seeking a healthy lifestyle.
Through our professional company, our second company (KCB II) and our many community service programs such as Reach Out and Dance (ROAD) and DanceINFORMances, we seek to nurture and develop our artists, audiences and students in the values inherent in the creativity, diversity and joy of dance. Our home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on the campus of Union Station, in conjunction with our Resident Company status at the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has truly positioned Kansas City as a Destination for Dance.