Kansas City Ballet to Present 6th Annual KC DANCE DAY

Kansas City Ballet will present the 6th Annual KC Dance Day at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on Saturday, Aug. 27th from 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The full day will feature FREE dance performances, classes, demonstrations and FUN for the whole family. In addition, attendees will enjoy giveaways and be able to relax under a tent with food and beverages on sale from Two Guys and a Grill.

"KC Dance Day is THE kick-off event of the new season," Artistic Director Devon Carney said. "Well over a thousand Kansas Citians will join us all day long for this open house and fun-filled day of dance that features a multitude of Kansas City area dance organizations. All are welcome to come enjoy. And as a bonus, we'll show a sneak peek of our company rehearsing Bruce Wells' A Midsummer Night's Dream for our production which opens Oct. 7th. This is a day that is sure to delight families."

KC Dance Day Schedule:

For more information, visit www.kcballet.org.

August 27, 2016

FREE Children's and Adult Dance Classes

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Classes start at 9:15 a.m.

Choose from more than 20 FREE dance and movement classes at the Kansas City Ballet School. Classes are available for children ages 3-7 in Creative Movement, Boys on the Move and Pre-Ballet and for ages 8-11 in Kids Ballet, Kids Jazz, and Kids Hip Hop. A new addition this year will be a Family Yoga class for all ages. FREE classes for adults ages 12 and up include: Zumba, Modern, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Flamenco, Pilates Mat and Contemporary, plus demonstrations of our Pilates Reformer machines. For the complete schedule, visit www.kcballet.org. Pre-registration for Free Classes is available online and encouraged. Order and times are subject to change.

FREE Youth Dance Performances

Twenty minute performances begin at 12 p.m.

12:05 AileyCamp Kids

12:30 UMKC Conservatory Dance Ensemble

12:55 Kansas City Youth Ballet

FREE World Dance Performances

Fifteen minute performances begin at 1:30 p.m.

1:30 Olympians (Greece)

1:50 Sinag-Tala Performing Arts Troupe (Philippines)

2:10 Olé (Spain)

2:30 The Driscoll School of Irish Dance (Ireland)

FREE Local Dance Performances - KC's Best

Short performances begin at 3:00 p.m. including Störling Dance Theater, Seamless Dance Theatre, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, The Billie Mahoney Dance Troupe and Allegro Ballroom.

Open Rehearsal by artists of Kansas City Ballet

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Followed by a brief "Meet the Artists of KC Ballet" reception from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. served by Two Guys and a Grill. Choose from a hamburger, hotdog, veggie burger or chicken breast plus chips and bottled water for $6 each.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. we will offer free a shuttle trolley from the Union Station Garage to the Bolender Center.

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 1800+ 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 Trainee Program) and our many community educational and outreach programs, such as Reach Out and Dance (ROAD), 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, in conjunction with our Resident Company status at the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, truly has positioned Kansas City as a destination for dance.

Single tickets for all performances are on sale now. The Nutcracker tickets will go on sale Mon., Aug. 29th. Purchase tickets online at www.kcballet.org.

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