Where to Find Music, Art & Dance Classes for Kids in Grand Rapids

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Are Your Kids Interested in Music, Art or Dance Classes?

Just watch a child for a few minutes and it is no surprise that they are living the arts in everything they do.

At any given moment you can find them twirling around, making noise, playing pretend or using their unending imaginations to create something new

If you are looking to encourage this natural bend children have towards the arts, this list can guide you to an amazing arts experience for your kid. It is filled with options for dance classes, music lessons and art programs throughout greater Grand Rapids.

This year instructors are being mindful of social distancing and providing safe opportunities for kids. Always ask each business about their safety protocols to determine if it fits with your family’s distancing practices.

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Jump straight to the list of these amazing instructors and organizations!

» Dance Classes
» Music Lessons
» Art Classes


Dance Classes for Kids

Whether it is jazz, hip-hop, tap or ballet, dance classes are great for kids. Dance gets kids moving, gives them the opportunity to express their creativity and ultimately, allows them to have fun.

Parents have spoken and given us their recommendations on the absolute best dance classes in town.

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Voted Top Dance Class for Kids

Hearts in Motion Dance Project

1- Hearts in Motion Dance Project 

2- Caledonia Dance & Music Center 

3- Dance Creations 

4- Dance Dimensions 

5- Ada Dance Academy 

6- Integrity Dance Arts 

7- HIS Dance Academy 

8-  Grand Rapids Ballet School

9- Body Language Dance Company 

10- Kathy’s Dance Co. (Hudsonville) 

Hearts in Motion Dance

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At Hearts in Motion we believe in the power of dance. We believe in the way dance can make you feel. We believe that dance should be fun, fanciful, happy and magical. We believe in building strength and confidence through dance while fostering a love for the art of dance!

“HMD is not the closest dance studio to our home, but the benefits are SO WORTH the drive! Classes and costumes are affordable, the staff is wonderful, but even more, everything about HMD developmentally appropriate for the children they teach! My daughter’s love for dance has done nothing but grow under the care of HMD!” 

4336 Plainfield Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | 616-226-6412


Caledonia Dance & Music Center

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We know things are uncertain right now. The health and security of your family is top priority. At CDMC, we are committed to safety and consistency for your peace of mind. Our team of instructors are caring role models teaching the joy of dance in a safe and positive community setting – then, now and always.

It warms my heart to see so many innovative interventions to continue classes and provide some glimpse of normality for our kiddos. You do more than teach my child to dance. Self expression, physical fitness, endurance, faith, leadership, modesty, independence, confidence and character are equally important and this is why Reagan is at CDMC. Thank you.”

131 E Main St SE, Suite E | Caledonia, MI 49316
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | 616-891-1606


Integrity Dance Arts

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We strive to train students in proper dance technique while using tasteful music and appropriate dance moves. We believe in positive mentoring, fostering a happy, healthy, and safe environment for dancers, and dancing… with purpose!

2495 84th Street SW | Byron Center, MI 49315
FACEBOOK | 616-583-9886



Music Programs for Kids

What is so great about enrolling your child in a music program? So many things!

Not only does learning a musical instrument allow kids to develop fine motor skills, math skills and memory skills (to name just a few), these programs are available to kids of all ages and all skill levels.

If you are ready to sign your child up for a music program, reference our list of the most-loved programs below.

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Voted Top Music Program for Kids

Academy of Music in Grand Rapids 

1- Academy of Music in Grand Rapids 

2- Kent District Library  

3- Grand Rapids Symphony 

4- St. Cecilia Music Center 

5- Joyful Sounds Music Studio 

6- Ada Conservatory of Music 

7- Meyer Music 

8- Franciscan Life Process Center (Lowell) 

9- Luc James Music Studio 

10- Fliehman School of Music 

Academy of Music in Grand Rapids

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Our goal is to foster confidence and creativity in students with an exceptional musical learning experience. Our dedicated instructors teach piano, guitar, singing, violin, drums, and more in our state of the art facilities. Our convenient, comfortable location and flexible hours accommodate today’s busy families.

“Academy of Music is an AWESOME place, with caring and friendly staff. Our daughter’s teacher completely restored her love for the violin!!! My daughter loves her. The staff is always so friendly and has a smile on their faces!! They acknowledge each student by name as they enter the door.”

Anna Schnike

6159 28th St SE, Ste 24 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
FACEBOOK | 616-965-1655



Art Classes & Studios for Kids

Art classes can be the perfect outlet for all of the creative energy bursting inside of kids. From pottery, to water colors, to painting, kids can explore several mediums and techniques through structured classes or during open studio hours.

Channel their creative energy by enrolling them in one of West Michigan’s top-voted art classes/studios, all listed below.

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Voted Top Art Class/Studio for Kids

The Mud Room @ Knapp’s Corner

1- The Mud Room @ Knapp’s Corner

2- Grand Rapids Children’s Museum 

3- Accidental Art (Rockford) 

4- Brush Studio – Grand Rapids 

5- Grand Rapids Art Museum 

6- Wine & Canvas Studio / Cookies & Canvas 

7- Kendall College of Art and Design 

8- Paint a Pot (Holland) 

9- YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids 

10- Hearts for the Arts 

The Mud Room @ Knapp’s Corner

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Sign up for a class, plan a party or stop in during Open Studio hours to paint pottery or wood signs. The Mud Room offers creative fun for all ages – no experience needed!

1971 E Beltline Ave NE #103 | Grand Rapids MI 49525
FACEBOOK  | 616-259-7269


Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

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The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum features open-ended art activities every day. Programs change daily, from messy art to open paint, so there’s always something new!

11 Sheldon Avenue NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
FACEBOOK | 616-235-4726


11 thoughts on “Where to Find Music, Art & Dance Classes for Kids in Grand Rapids”

  1. Please add Imprint Dance Company under your listing of dance studios. Imprint is located at 3782 29th St, Kentwood, MI 49512/616-575-9969
    [email protected]

    IDC is excellent in all areas of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, acro and more. They have recreational dance classes as well as a competition team.

    Crystal Delgado and Jazzae Ford are the owners.

  2. Master Arts theatre offers drama classes as well. Classes start in the fall. They also do a summer stock. At the end, the kids get to perform their own theatre production.

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