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 West Michigan Youth Ballet

Information:
CONTACT: Liz Henry
TEL: (616) 682-4853
EMAIL: henry@ada.sbcglobal.net
ADDRESS: 6086 Fulton St, Ada
WEB: www.wmyb.org
Types of Dance
Ballet (two performances a year; Nutcracker and Spring Performance)
Description
MISSION: To provide young people with the opportunity to prepare and present to the public, full-length ballet’s under the direction of professional choreographers. To enhance the skills that these young people have received through the study of ballet at their respective academies by learning all that is involved in the preparation of a ballet performance. To encourage young people to consider a career in dance and assist them in progress toward this goal, either with a professional company or by studying dance at the university level.
Ages Served
8-18; must be enrolled in their local studio with ballet technique classes.
Calendar
August – March


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 Hearts In Motion

Information:
CONTACT: Ali Brown
TEL: (616) 292-0684
EMAIL: HeartsinMotionDP@gmail.com
ADDRESS: 1110 Wealthy Ave SE
WEB: www.heartsinmotiondance.webs.com
Types of Dance
Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Broadway, Tap, Hip-Hop
Description
A unique program committed to providing fun and affordable dance classes to the youth of Grand Rapids. Our “drop-in” style allows your child to choose dance classes “a la carte.” Attend classes at your convenience, only paying for classes you attend.
Ages Served
2-10 years old
Class Fee
45-minute classes $7/class or $24/4-class punch card; 1-hour class $9/class or $32/4-class punch card

 Caledonia Dance Center

Information:
CONTACT: We’re all ready to help!
TEL: (616) 891-1606
ADDRESS: 131 E. Main St, Suite E, Caledonia MI 49316
WEB: caledoniadancecenter.com
Types of Dance
Preschool dance, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, pointe, musical theater, ballroom, adult classes, Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, Zumba
Description
Professional training by worthy role models in a fun and caring atmosphere.  Established in 1983, Caledonia Dance Center offers dance classes for all ages!
 
What is available at Caledonia Dance Center?
Classes available include preschool music & dance, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip hop, musical theater, ballroom, adult classes, and more.  Additionally, Caledonia Dance Center is the only officially licensed Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy in the state of Michigan.  Unique to this area, Caledonia Dance Center’s faculty is trained as Master Teachers of the world famous Leap N Learn curriculum specially written around proven theories of child development.  Coming this November is Zumba for children and adults.


Why is Caledonia Dance Center the best choice for your family?
1) Facility – Hardwood & “floating” professional floors, which reduce fatigue and prevent injuries, cover over 3,100 square feet of Broadway-like classroom space.
2) Customer Service – Friendly desk staff is available during class times to provide assistance.
3) Observing Classes – Video monitors allow you to observe your child’s progress without classroom interruptions.
4) Hassle-free Recitals – No performance fees, we fit and alter costumes for you, organized and productive rehearsals, family-friendly content, enjoyable duration of recitals, two free tickets for Mom & Dad, a free recital DVD, and much more.
 
In order to provide the best possible learning environment, all class sizes are limited. Reserve your spot today!  Call 616-891-1606 or register online at www.CaledoniaDanceCenter.com.
Ages Served
2 years through adult
Calendar
Sessions available year around.  Limited class sizes. Always accepting enrollments as long as openings are available.
Class Fee
Pricing varies by class.  Please call for more information.

 Expressions Dance

Information:
CONTACT: Kelly Rich or Jennifer Rogers
TEL: (616) 261-8005
EMAIL: expressions_dnc@yahoo.com
ADDRESS: 5261 S. Division Ave, Suite B & C, Wyoming
WEB: www.expressionsdancegr.com
Types of Dance
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pointe, Acro, All Boys Hip Hop Class, Adult Classes, Mommy and Me Classes
Description
Here at Expressions Dance Academy we strive to provide a family friendly environment where children can learn to express themselves through the art of dance. We do this by emphasizing technique, promoting teamwork, having fun, encouraging friendship, and putting together dances that have movements, costumes, and music that are age appropriate.
Ages Served
Age 1 – adult
Class Fee
$38/month
Calendar
September – May


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 Hearts In Step Christian Dance Academy

Information:
CONTACT: Beth Huegli
TEL: (616) 245-9501
EMAIL: bhuegli@sbcglobal.net
ADDRESS: 2550 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids
WEB: www.heartsinstepdance.org
Types of Dance
Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap
Description
Our mission: Developing Christian character through excellence in dance instruction while impacting the community for Christ.
Ages Served
Age 3 – adult
Class Fee
$45 an hour
Calendar
September – May


 Integrity School of Dance Arts

Information:
CONTACT: Tianna May
TEL: (616) 583-9886
EMAIL: integritydancearts@yahoo.com
ADDRESS: 2495 84th Street SW, Byron Center
WEB: www.integritydance.com
Types of Dance
Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Boys Only, Special Needs, Preschool through advanced.
Description
Mission Statement: Striving to create an atmosphere where students are trained in proper dance technique while upholding high standards of tasteful music selection and appropriate dance moves. Also to provide mentoring in an environment where students can achieve combining their passion for dance with a desire to dance with integrity. Dance… with Purpose.
Ages Served
2 – adult
Class Fee
$40 for 1 hour class per month. Discounts for multiple classes/students. Boys only and special needs classes are $25 per month.
Calendar
September – May


 CARE Conservatory of Ballet (CCB)

Information:
CONTACT: Judy Genson
TEL: (616) 464-3682
EMAIL: careballet@careballet.org/a>
ADDRESS: 2661 29th St SE, Suite I, Grand Rapids
WEB: www.careballet.org
Types of Dance
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Modern, Lyrical and Guys Only
Description
CARE Conservatory of Ballet is a training school for students interested in classical ballet. Classes are based on the Italian Cecchetti syllabus and are augmented with other dance forms.
Ages Served
4 – adult
Class Fee
1 hour class for 10 weeks is $115.00, 1.5 hour class for 10 weeks is $135.00
Calendar
The CCB offers three 10 week sessions beginning September 12, 2011. New students may join at the beginning of any 10 week session.


 Michigan Ballet Academy

Information:
CONTACT: MaryAnn Foote
TEL: (616) 710-1666
EMAIL: mfoote@michiganballet.org
ADDRESS: 1595 Galbraith Ave SE, Grand Rapids
WEB: www.michiganballet.org
Types of Dance
Classical Ballet
Description
The Michigan Ballet Academy (MBA) is a not-for-profit arts organization under the artistic leadership of Akop and Gaiane Akopian which offers the highest quality classical ballet training using the Vaganova training method. The pedagogy of the MBA is based on the method developed at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia as well as the performance aesthetic of the Kirov Ballet. It is acknowledged around the world as the foremost training program for classical ballet.
Ages Served
5 – adult
Class Fee
September to April with additional Summer Programs
Calendar
$46 – $78 per week, depending on class level.


 Dorr Dance Academy

Information:
CONTACT: Lee Spillman
TEL: (616) 681-2188
EMAIL: dorrdanceacademy@yahoo.com
ADDRESS: 1743 142nd Ave, Dorr
WEB: www.wmyb.org
Types of Dance
Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Pointe
Description
Dorr Dance Academy is dedicated to providing superior dance instruction at a reasonable cost. Every student is important to us and deserves a class that caters to their individuality.
Ages Served
2½ years old through adult
Class Fee
From $27.00-$70.00 for a single class
Calendar
Dance season starts in September

 Academy of Dance Arts

Information:
CONTACT: Janice Riemersma
TEL: (616) 785-0650
EMAIL: academydancer@comcast.net
ADDRESS: 684 Six Mile Road, Comstock Park
WEB: www.academydancer.com
Types of Dance
Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Pointe
Description
We are a local dance studio dedicated to enriching lives through movement. We offer classes to children ages 2-18 and for adults. We have classes for dance enthusiasts and for serious dancers alike. We offer a family friendly conservative environment in music, costuming and gesture. We believe we will help dancers appreciate the artistry and discipline of dance and help to give them identity and self esteem.
Ages Served
2 through adult
Class Fee
$42 a month
Calendar
We are open during the school year – September through June and we offer summer classes as well.