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.

RELATED: See Full List of Grandtastic Awards

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.

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Grand Rapids Children’s Museum was voted by our readers as the TOP music program for kids in greater Grand Rapids!

More winners…

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!

More winners…

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

9- Gymco

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Caledonia Dance & Music Center

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

“We love Caledonia Dance Center because of the excellent teachers and strong programs. Their class offerings are perfect for every age and ability level, even offering an “all boys” class.” Rebecca S.

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!


Hearts in Motion

4336 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525


A family friendly dance studio focused on fostering a love of dance for all students through school year classes, mini sessions and drop-ins!


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 was voted by our readers as the TOP Art Studio in greater Grand Rapids!


More winners...

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

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The Mud Room

The Mud Room offers pottery painting, glass fusing, wood signs, potter’s wheel classes, canvas parties and more! Walk in during Open Studio hours for some DIY creative fun, or check out their creative classes and artsy party options. All ages welcome, no experience needed. Now conveniently located at Knapp's Corner!

1971 E Beltline Ave NE #103, Grand Rapids MI 49525

"This is such an awesome place to have fun and be creative! That have so many options and the staff is so helpful and attentive!"





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