Enrollment Information & FAQ


What are your COVID policies and safety measures?

What are the Session Dates?

What are typical business hours?

Summer Camp questions?

Enrollment questions?

Where is KCYA located? Where do we Park? And what is the drop off/ pick up policy?

Are there any Discounts?

Do I qualify for a Scholarship?

What is the Payment Policy?

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Can I enroll after the session has started?

What about inclement weather?

What is the Illness policy?

What if I need to miss a class?

What are Student Demonstrations?

Are there Special Events?

Can I get on the mail list?

What should my child wear to dance class?





Fall 2021 Safety Measures for In Person Classes 

  • Classes will be held in person, unless it is deemed it's unsafe to do so. In that situation, classes will be held via zoom.
  • Students are required to wear masks at all times, maintain social distance, and adhere to other safety guidelines
  • More detail can be found here


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CSA Session Dates

Fall 2021: September 7 - December 11

  • Saturday, October 16th - No class due to KC Marathon (make up on 11/27)
  • Thanksgiving Week Special Schedule!
    • Monday, November 22nd - Classes DO meet - make-up date for Labor Day
    • Tuesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 26th- NO classes
    • Saturday, November 27th - Classes DO meet - make-up date for KC Marathon

Spring 2022: February 7 - May 7

Summer 2022: June 6 - August 6


Private lessons begin when arranged with Teaching Artist 


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Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Business Office is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Call LaTeesha Jackson, CSA Coordinator at 816.531.4022 with any questions.


Holiday Schedule



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Camp Details

Campers attending full-day or two half-day camps will need to bring their own sack lunches, water bottles and beverages. KCYA will provide water, as well as morning and afternoon snacks. 


Most Camps conclude with an end of the week camp performance on Friday. Specific information will be distributed on the first day of the camp.


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All enrollments are processed online through Active Camp and Class Manager. There is a small (4%) fee added to the class costs to cover part of the administration fees. 


Who should I talk to about enrolling in a class?
Enollments are processed online. If you have questions, please call LaTeesha Jackson at 816.531.4022.
Private instruction is offered through a number of fabulous teaching artists who you should contact directly.  


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Where are the CSA classes held?
All classes are held at 3732 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri 64111


Where do we park?
All KCYA families are encouraged to park in our lot (3732 Main St.) if space is available.  If the KCYA lot is full, you may park across the street (3731 Main Street) and use the crosswalk at 37th Street.  After 5pm or on weekends you may also park at The Whole Person (3710 Main St.).


Student Drop off and Pick up Policy
All students age 12 and under must be walked to and from class by an adult. Students will not be allowed to wait outside to be picked up. If you are running late to pick up your student, please contact the office as soon as possible. Students who are still waiting to be picked up 5 minutes after class ends will be walked by their teacher to the office to wait there.


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Discounts and Special Offers

NEW! EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Enroll before 8/15 to save 15% on your class fees: Use code: Early2022 at checkout.

MULTI-CLASS OR MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNT: enroll in more than one class and receive 10% off your second class. (Two classes or two children must be enrolled in the same transaction.) Use code: multi2022 at checkout.

REFER A FRIEND DISCOUNT:  Referee will receive $20 off their first class and must give name of the person who made the referral. The person who made the referal will receive $10 off their next class. Discount codes are required, please call to confirm your refer a friend discount. 


For Summer or Spring Break Camps: Multi-Camp Discount -
Enroll in 2-3 camps and save 10% - use code camp10 at checkout. 
4-5 camps and save 20% - use code camp20 at checkout. 
6 or more camps and save 30% - use code camp30 at checkout.


Try It Week - Try any (age appropriate) class during the first week of the Session for free. 

Due to the pandemic, we will not have a Try It Week this fall. Please join us for some sample mini classes at the Arts Al Fresco event on Saturday, August 28th. 


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Kansas City Young Audiences Community School of the Arts believes that all children deserve access to the arts. Visit our Scholarship page for more information. Limited Scholarships are available for each program. Learn more.


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Payment Policy
Group classes may be paid in full at time of enrollment or may be paid in three installments with the first installment due at the time of enrollment.

Private Instruction may be arranged directly with Teaching Artists. Fees and payment arrangements are based on individual artist's policies.


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Cancellation & Refund Policy
All CSA group classes require a minimum of 5 student enrollments. Should the minimum number of students not be reached, class will be cancelled and a refund will be issued. Enroll early and tell a friend to help ensure that all classes make!

If you withdraw your child from a class prior to the first day of class your tuition will be refunded less a $10 processing fee per course. No refunds will be given after the second class, except for medical reasons; submitted in writing.


**Special Circumstances - Coronavirus**

We will continue to monitor developments, and will act and communicate based on the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and appropriate state, county and local authorities. Should school closures and activity cancellations become necessary, KCYA may align itself with the decisions of Kansas City Public School District, as we are located in that district.


Should CSA close, you will be eligible to have a credit posted to your account equal to the prorated cost of cancelled classes or camps for which you have paid. Should you require a refund, KCYA will refund the prorated cost of cancelled classes for which you have paid within four weeks of your written request. All credit and refund requests must be submitted in writing. Families who still have a balance for CSA classes, please contact KCYA for assistance.


Additional KCYA-hosted events or activities (showcases, performance, etc.) may be subject to cancellation based on the guidance of appropriate state, county and local authorities.


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Late Enrollments & Pro-rated Fees
We encourage you to enroll prior to the first day of class. However, we will do our best to accommodate late enrollments and to pro-rate the fees accordingly. Any enrollment after the fourth week of the session requires the teaching artists approval.
Enrollments for private instruction lessons must be arranged through the Teaching Artist.


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Inclement Weather
On inclement weather days, a decision may need to be made to cancel classes. We will make that decision by 2:00pm on weekdays or by 8:00am on Saturdays. We also reserve the right to cancel classes later than that if the weather conditions worsen. You may call the office at 816.531.4022, check our website homepage: www.kcya.org or visit our Facebook page for the latest information.  

We have reserved the week after the final week of the Session for make-up classes. 


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Illness Policy

Community School of the Arts policy (based on CDC recommendations) requires a child stay home if he or she has:

  • Has a fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea (within 24 hrs)
  • Sore throat if you suspect a strep infection, even if there is not fever.
  • Drainage from an ear or eye (may indicate infection)
  • Severe cough that may be uncontrollable.
  • Frequent sneezing and coughing. This spreads sickness to others.


24 Hour Rule:

  • Fever: Keep your child home until his or her FEVER has gone WITHOUT medicine for 24 hours. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow recovery and make others sick.
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea: Keep your child home for 24 hours after last time he or she vomited or had diarrhea.
  • Antibiotics: Keep your child home until 24 hours after the First dose of antibiotic for anything like ear infection, strep, or pneumonia.


Please consult your doctor promptly if there is any doubt about the condition of your child. Follow the directions from your child’s physician or school nurse before sending your child back to school or other activities following a communicable disease. Whenever possible, KCYA will notify parents of a communicable disease incidence as appropriate.


Read the Building Protocols


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Missing Classes or Lessons
Please call 816.531.4022 to report an absence. Sorry, there are no make-ups for group classes, except for those classes we cancel due to weather. Some dance and acting class students may be able to make up a missed class by attending a similar class or a class one level lower than their current class.  


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Student Demonstrations 

  • Typically, each group class will participate in an end of session (in-class) demonstration during the final week of class. This practice has been temporarily suspended because of the pandemic.
  • Student Recitals: Private instruction teaching artists will communicate with you about student recital opportunities.
  • Typically, we host two dance performances and two theatre performances each year. Over the past 18 months, these events have been cancelled or adapted due to the pandemic. We plan to host both a theatre and a dance performance in winter of 2022.


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CSA Special Events
We host a number of special events like Student Showcases, Dance Performances, Theatre Performances etc. See upcoming Special Events here.


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CSA Dance Class Attire


Pre-Ballet and Ballet I-VI Classes:  Ladies: solid color leotard, pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled away from the face in a bun or ponytail. Please bring rubber hair bands and barrettes to each class. 
Gentlemen: T-shirt, black leggings or bike shorts, and white or black leather ballet slippers.


Hip Hop: Loose fitting clothes and bare feet or sneakers that are only worn for Hip Hop class. (Please, no street shoes in the dance studios.)


Jazz, Lyrical, Modern: Loose fitting clothes or leotard and jazz pants with jazz shoes or ballet slippers. Hair in ponytail.


Parent and Me Pre-Ballet: Adults in Parent & Me class should wear comfortable clothes and socks or bare feet. No leotards required. Children can wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or the same attire as Pre-Ballet.


Tap/Jazz:  Loose fitting clothes or leotard and jazz pants (Gentlemen: t-shirt, black leggings or bike shorts)  All dancers will need tap shoes and/or jazz shoes or ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled away from face in a bun or ponytail.  Please bring rubber bands and barrettes to each class.


Dance Shoes should never be worn outside, only in the Dance Studio. Street shoes are not allowed on the dance floor.


Dance attire may be purchased online at https://www.discountdance.com/teacher_search.php. Use the Studio/Teacher ID# TP48802. We'll earn points towards new costumes and other dance supplies when you shop here.  And with the ID# you can get 10% off your first purchase!  


Please email Miss Kim Shope, Dance Department Chair with any specific questions.

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