35+ Classes for Kids Offered in Greater Grand Rapids, Including Sports & Music

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Classes for Kids, Families & Adults

Your go-to guide for lessons and classes of all kinds for families in greater Grand Rapids.

If you’re looking for classes and teams for your children to join, you’re in the right place!

The businesses and organizations in West Michigan offer abundant resources when it comes to learning activities and classes.

Parents, you may have identified a need – swim lessons, voice lessons, or ways to advance some drawing skills. Or, find a listing for Mommy and Me classes where caregivers can join in the fun.

Below you will find four sections: Sports Teams and Classes, Fine Arts Classes, Classes for Little Kids 0-5 years old, and finally, Hands-on Classes families or adults.

If you live in West Michigan, we have you covered!

Youth Sports, Sports Teams & Classes

These engaging kids’ sports will help your crew remain healthy and active.

There are many offerings – including hockey, baseball, and soccer, just to name a few. Review our comprehensive listing of all the spots around West Michigan for sports lessons and team participation.

Soccer Classes & Teams

Soccer is considered the most popular sport in the world and if you walked around most towns in West Michigan on a fall or spring weekend, you’d probably agree.

You’ll find kids everywhere dressed in their soccer uniforms, on their way to or from a soccer game. If this sport is popular in your house, our list includes several options to get your kids out on the soccer field.

Swimming Lessons for Kids

Swimming is a critical skill to master in order to allow children to feel confident when they head to the pool.

Children of all ages can perfect their strokes and learn how to stay safe while making a splash. We’ve listed group and private swim classes, along with competitive swim teams.

Golf Lessons / Junior Golf

Golf is a great sport for kids and many parents love that kids can take what they learn and continue with this sport into adulthood.

We are fortunate to have so many outstanding courses in West Michigan, and equally as lucky that so many of these courses offer junior golf programs. Sign up your little golfer for one of the programs below.

Horseback Riding Lessons & Trail Rides

We’ve rounded up a list of farms or equestrian centers that offer horseback riding lessons and/or camps around West Michigan. 

Lessons are available for all ages and experience levels. See List below.

Double RR Ranch Trail Rides

4424 Whites Bridge Rd, Belding, MI 48809

Offered Memorial Day – Labor Day. Everyone from age 5 years of age gets their own horse. All trail rides take approximately 1 hour. 

Karin’s Horse Connection and Legacy Stables

 8001 Patterson Ave, Caledonia, MI 49316

Vaulting, trail rides, lessons & more.

Meadowview Farm

9914 Vergennes St SE | Lowell, MI 49331

Riding lessons. Also where the Grand Rapids Polo Club matches are held.

Stony Lake Stables

4345 S 44th Ave, New Era, MI 49446

Riding lessons & trail rides.

Ninja, Cheer, Aerial & Gymnastics Classes for Kids

If your children have springs in their feet, gymnastics class may be just the ticket. With gymnastics, they can perfect their moves and gain an introduction into fitness.

Review our list of gymnastics lessons, ninja classes, tumbling classes, and cheer programs.

Baseball Lessons & Baseball Teams

There is a reason people have been singing the classic song Take Me Out to the Ball Game for years. Baseball is fun, both to play and watch.

Whether it is signing up for little league or a competitive travel program, options are everywhere for the baseball enthusiast.

See the table below for Baseball and Little League programs.

Martial Arts Classes for Kids

White belt, red belt or yellow belt? No matter the skill level, martial arts programs have something for every child.

Find the right program for your family here. Several martial arts programs are listed below.

Hockey & Ice Skating Lessons

Living with our cold Michigan winters, it is no surprise that hockey and ice skating are popular options for kids’ athletics. Whether your child loves to hit a puck on the ice or twirl around on it, there are several local programs to get someone started in hockey or ice skating. See list below.

(For information on other winter sports in greater Grand Rapids, please view our Winter Outdoor Play Guide.)

Unique Sports for Kids

Niche sports are super fun, and often have more opportunities to play.

If your kid is looking for a new energy outlet and a chance to try something different, take a look at these places around West Michigan with unique sports opportunities.

Volleyball Clubs for Kids

Did you know that kids as young as 6 can start learning volleyball?

See where you can find volleyball clubs & camps. – And even teams for the boys. (Because boys like volleyball, too!)

Fine Arts Classes for Kids

This is where you’ll find music classes for kids, painting classes for kids, dance classes for kids, theater classes for kids, and more!

Music Lessons for Kids

It’s time to tune that ukelele. Music lessons for kids will introduce them to the fundamentals of various genres.

See our list of places in the Grand Rapids area offering private and/or group music lessons, including piano lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, and more.

Art Classes for Kids

Hands-on art experiences excite kids’ imagination, curiosity, and creativity.

Find visual arts classes and workshops for all aspects of explorative art-making – pottery classes, drawing classes, painting classes, and other artistic elements in our comprehensive guide.

Dance Classes for Kids

The Grand Rapids community offers a wide variety of dance classes – sure to keep your child on their toes.

Dance classes range from 18 months to 18 years, for boys and girls. This list of dance studios offers opportunities for social growth and creative expression.

Theater and Acting Classes for Kids

Theater classes around Grand Rapids is where kids can take center stage.

We’ve listed locations that offer courses in improvisation, musical theater, playwriting, and acting. The perfect introduction to theater for your littlest of Broadway fans.

Classes for Kids ages 0-5

Mommy & Me / Parent-Child Classes

Let loose with your kids as they learn to walk, talk and even swim with you by their side. We’ve put together our favorite ways to spend time with your little one, meet other mom friends and enjoy incredible developmental activities.

West Michigan families have all kinds of choices for baby and me classes, from yoga to tumbling, music, art, and swimming.

Hands-On Classes

Cooking & Baking Classes

Wanna whip up something tasty?

Whether your an adult or a kid, there are cooking classes and baking classes in West Michigan ready to teach you their flavorful secrets.

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