Where to get Your Kid Involved in the Arts
Calling all kids who love to dance or love to create art – we’ve got lots of options for honing that creative spirit!
Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our first ever GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. Parents told us the best places for everything, including the best programs for dance lessons and art classes.
If you are thinking about introducing or expanding your kid’s knowledge in art or dance, these are the most recommended places to go to do just that.
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West Michigan’s Favorite Music Programs for Kids
If your house is often filled with the sound of music, then finding a great place for music lessons may be on your to-do list. If so, check out some local favorites below.
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum was voted by our readers as the TOP music program for kids in greater Grand Rapids!
1- Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
2- Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
3- Kent District Library Music Programs (Multiple locations in Kent County)
4- Grand Rapids Symphony
5- Gymboree Play & Music
6- Academy of Music in Grand Rapids
7- Kindermusik with Miss Leigh (Allendale)
8- St. Cecilia Music Center
9- TIE – Franciscan Life Process Center (Lowell)
9- TIE – Joyful Sounds Music Studio
Top-Voted Dance Lessons
Jazz. Ballet. Tap. Hip Hop. There are so many options when it comes to dance, and thankfully, just as many amazing options on where to go for lessons.
Hearts in Motion Dance was voted by our readers as the TOP Dance Studio for kids in greater Grand Rapids!
1- Hearts in Motion
2- Grand Rapids Ballet
3- Caledonia Dance & Music Center
4- Turning Pointe School of Dance (Holland)
5- Kathy’s Dance Co. (Hudsonville)
6- HIS Dance Academy
7- Body Language Dance Company (Jenison)
8- TIE-Ada Dance Academy
8- TIE-Dance Dimensions
Favorite Art Class/Studio for Kids
If your child loves to draw, paint and create, then this list is for you. Below are some of the best art studios for kids in our area.
THE MUD ROOM
The Mud Room was voted by our readers as the TOP Art Studio in greater Grand Rapids!
1- The Mud Room
2- Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
3- Brush Studio
4- TIE – Cookies & Canvas
4- TIE – Paint a Pot (Holland)
5- Accidental Art (Rockford)
6- Captured in Clay (Hudsonville)
7- TIE-Kendall College of Art and Design
7- TIE- YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids