Where to Find Quality Art, Dance and Music Lessons in Grand Rapids

Calling all kids who love to dance, sing or create – Grand Rapids has lots of options for honing that creative spirit!

Parents voted in our GRANDTASTIC AWARDS on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids. Parents told us the best places for everything, including the greatest programs to enhance their children’s artistic nature. 

If you are thinking about introducing or expanding your kid’s knowledge in music, art or dance, these are the most recommended places.

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Caledonia Dance & Music Center

“CDMC has been such a wonderful experience for my daughter . . . They really take the time to know the dancers individually and to challenge them. For the last ten years, CDMC has taught my daughter self-confidence, self-reliance, and how to be a team player. These skills, the friendships and the wonderful memories she is making will last her a lifetime!”

Jackie B.

Providing your child with top-notch training by worthy role models in a fun and caring atmosphere, CDMC is your place to start your child’s music and dance lessons AND your place to stay! It’s never too late to enroll. Call today!

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

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More winners…

1- Caledonia Dance & Music Center

2- Hearts in Motion

3- Kathy’s Dance Co. (Hudsonville)

4- HIS Dance Academy

5- Grand Rapids Ballet

6- Dance Dimensions

7- Dance Creations

8- Ada Dance Academy

9- Michigan Ballet Academy

10- Body Language Dance & Theatre Arts Studio

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4336 Plainfield Ave NE GR, MI 49525 | 616-226-6412 | FACEBOOK 

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 that every child can and should dance. We believe in building strength and confidence through dance and fostering a LOVE for the art of dance. Come dance with us!

VISIT Hearts in Motion Dance

1595 Galbraith Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-710-1666 | FACEBOOK 

Michigan Ballet Academy is the premier ballet school in West Michigan, training students using the internationally recognized Vaganova technique, a consistent, graduated ballet training program.

VISIT Michigan Ballet Academy

2715 29th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-245-9501 

Offering dance classes in a warm, welcoming environment that balances learning with fun for both the Recreational (ages 2 – Adult) and Graded Technique (Levels I-VII) dancer.

Graded Technique classes for ages 8+ are taught using our Vaganova based ballet curriculum which includes Bible verses relating to all terms and positions.

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Sign up for a class, plan a party or stop in during Open Studio hours to paint pottery. The Mud Room offers creative fun for all ages! Conveniently located at Knapp’s Corner.

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


More winners…

1- The Mud Room @ Knapp’s Corner

2- Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

3- Cookies & Canvas

4- Paint a Pot (Holland)

5- Brush Studio

6- Kendall College of Art and Design

7- Accidental Art (Rockford)

8- YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

9- Hearts for the Arts

10- Captured in Clay



St Cecilia Music Center

More winners…

1- St. Cecilia Music Center

2- Academy of Music in Grand Rapids

3- Grand Rapids Symphony

4- Kent District Library

5- Joyful Sounds Music Studio

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

West Michigan’s largest private music lesson school offering parent friendly services, a family safety plan, month-to-month lessons, and top-notch instructors for piano, guitar, voice, drum, string, and ukulele lessons all in one location. Open 7 days a week inspiring students ages 5 and up to dream, believe, and achieve.

“My daughter absolutely LOVES her voice lessons at the Academy of Music. Her teacher is kind and friendly, and my daughter is now enthusiastic about singing! Their staff is welcoming and helpful and provides such a wonderful experience. Love seeing such passion and enthusiasm in a business!” Heidi Bolduc-Seijas

VISIT Academy of Music in Grand Rapids

959 Lake Dr., SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-916-0478 

Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age eight—and the grownups who love them! Our classes help little ones develop their innate musicality—and much, much more. Join us on a rich musical journey as we sing, dance, play, learn and love!

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Jessica Wilson
Jessica is a Stay-At-Home mom of three kids! She has been married for over ten years to her biggest supporter. They all enjoy tending to their tiny hobby farm while learning about how food grows and how to raise animals. On any given day she is probably working really hard to make even the most unhealthy of desserts healthy. She is excited to spend her first Summer as "just a mom" traveling around West Michigan and participating in as much as this area has to offer!

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