Kansas City Ballet to Present Annual KC Dance Day, 8/23; Schedule Announced

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.

12:10 Mexico

12:35 Greece

1:00 China

1:25 Ireland

1:50 Hawaii

2:15 Spain

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.

Sponsors

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.

Kansas City Ballet

2014-2015 Season at a Glance

Alice (in wonderland)

October 10-19, 2014 | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

Take an incredible, magical journey of misadventures when you tumble down the rabbit hole withAlice (in wonderland).

Alice (in wonderland) Choreography: Septime Webre Music: Matthew Pierce

Fri., Oct. 10 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 11 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 12 2 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 18 2 p.m. (*) & 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 19 2 p.m.

* No subscriptions are available for this performance

The Nutcracker

December 6-24, 2014 | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City's favorite holiday tradition continues with the presentation of Todd Bolender's delightful family classic The Nutcracker. Sponsored by Bank of America.

The Nutcracker Choreography: Todd Bolender Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Fri., Dec. 5 Nutcracker Ball

Sat., Dec. 6 2 p.m. (*) & 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 7 1 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 12 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 13 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 14 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 18 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 19 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 20 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 21 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 22 7:30 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 23 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Weds., Dec. 24 1 p.m.

* Sugar Plum Fairy Children's Ball

New Moves

February 6-14, 2015 | Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

New Moves is a unique performance event designed to search out, develop and showcase new emerging choreographers both from within Kansas City Ballet and from the national dance scene.

Fri., Feb. 6 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 7 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 13 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 14 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Giselle

March 13-22, 2015 | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

This stunning production of Giselle from Artistic Director Devon Carney, choreographed to the enchanting music of Adolphe Adam, is a rare opportunity to enjoy one of ballet's true romantic classics.

Giselle Choreography: Devon Carney Music: Adolphe Adam

after Marius Petipa

Fri., Mar. 13 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Mar. 14 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 15 2 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 20 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Mar. 21 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 22 2 p.m.

Dances Daring (then and now)

May 8-17, 2015 | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

Presenting classics from Balanchine, plus two exciting Kansas City premieres, and a beloved work of Todd Bolender to celebrate his centennial.

The Four Temperaments Choreography: George Balanchine

Music: Paul Hindemith

Wunderland Choreography: Edwaard Liang

Music: Philip Glass

Kansas City Premiere Choreography: Amy Seiwert

Music: TBA

The Still Point: 3rd Movement Choreography: Todd Bolender

Music: Claude Debussy

Fri., May 8 7:30 p.m.

Sat., May 9 7:30 p.m.

Sun., May 10 2 p.m.

Fri., May 15 7:30 p.m.

Sat., May 16 7:30 p.m.

Sun., May 17 2 p.m.