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

The arts influence so much of our every day lives. It’s the song in our heart and the spring in our step. It’s the beauty we notice all around us.

Immersing our children in the arts is a powerful way to teach them to see their world in new and different ways.

This guide full of options for music, dance, theater and art programs for greater Grand Rapids kids can help your child grow in their creativity — what an amazing gift! These local businesses are dedicated to fostering the imaginations of every child.

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Grand Rapids Music Lessons

Whether your child is interested in trying out a new instrument, is looking for piano lessons or just wants to sing, Grand Rapids has much to offer when it comes to music lessons for kids.

Are You Looking for Nurturing Music Lessons/Music Class for Your Child?

With a sparkle in their eye, a skip in their step, and a song in their heart…that’s how our students leave their lessons/class week after week. At Ada Piano Academy, we thrive in offering students a nurturing and motivating environment while learning the skills necessary to enjoy music for the rest of their lives. With many musical programs offered, and a caring instructor, your child will be counting down the days until their next music lesson/class.

Ages 3 – adults. Preschool/Kindergarten Music, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Violin, Guitar lessons/classes plus more. Monday – Saturday. Beginners welcomed! Open enrollment all year.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

6249 Adacroft Dr | Ada, MI 49301 | 616-682-2455
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Join us at Joyful Sounds Music Studio where we specialize in early childhood music education. Offering the internationally acclaimed music and movement program, Music Together®, we have classes for Babies only (0-8 months + caregiver), Mixed Age (0-4 + caregiver), Rhythm Kids (music, movement + drumming for ages 3.5-8), and a Guitar Class for Grownups of enrolled students.

Our fun, high quality, experienced staff offer classes in Grand Rapids (Easthills), Hudsonville, and Renew Mama Studio. Experience firsthand the joy of making Music Together® with your family – schedule your free trial class today!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

959 Lake Dr SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-916-0478
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Make sure to start of the school year right by learning a new instrument or how to sing!

The Ada Conservatory of Music is now accepting new piano, voice, violin, viola, bass guitar, ukulele and cello students. Our qualified and talented teachers are ready to help you achieve your musical goals. Private lessons are available for students of all ages, as young as 4, as well as adults. We are located in the heart of the beautiful Ada Village. Email us at [email protected] / [email protected] or call us at 248-660-6360.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

7267 Thornapple River Dr SE | Ada, MI 49301 | 248-660-6360
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Triumph is West Michigan’s highest rated music school, specializing in private music lessons for all ages, live performance, artist development, and recording technology. It is a facility for both those who are looking to enrich their lives with music as a hobby or a career. Our staff is a collective of professional performing musicians who are passionate about helping others achieve their musical goals! BOOK A FREE LESSON @ our website!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

949 Wealthy Street SE, Suite 200 | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-454-2934
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St. Cecilia Music Center is proud to offer a variety of music education programs for youth and adults. Our music classes provide training and experience in everything from orchestras and bands to jazz ensembles and more.

What we do:
• Provide high-quality music training and performance opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities.
• Create an environment in which students learn from outstanding music professionals and from one another.
• Bring together talented musicians from across the region to rehearse and perform under inspiring leadership.
• Introduce students to diverse musical literature.
• Encourage personal best through disciplined ear training, rehearsals and music score reading.
• Develop performers and audiences for the future.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

24 Ransom Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-459-2224
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Allegro School of Music | 4301 Ambrose Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-301-3888
Arts In Motion | 147 Diamond SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-446-7452
Girls Choral Academy | 2920 Fuller Avenue NE, Suite 104 | Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-361-6111
Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys | PO Box 6152 | Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6152 | 616.460.0598
Kindermusik with Miss Lynette
2766 Baldwin St | Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-457-7221
Kindermusik with Miss Ashley
4352 Breton Rd SE | Kentwood, MI 49512 | 616-301-3888

Main Street Music of Ionia | 415 W Main St | Ionia, MI 48846 | 231-286-9078
Marshall Music 4555 Wilson Ave SW #1 | Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-530-7700
Meyer Music | 2855 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-975-1122
Music Together | 4555 Wilson Ave SW #1 | Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-530-7700
Primo Piano | 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49534 | 248-660-6360
Vocal Music Workshop
45 College Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-774-9268

THEATER PROGRAMS

When your little diva just wants to get on stage and show the world her acting skills, Grand Rapids has lots of options including acting lessons, theater classes, community theater and production opportunities.

One of the largest community theatres in the country, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts has been entertaining and educating West Michigan since 1925.

We are committed to enhance the cultural life of West Michigan by creating opportunities for people to enjoy live theatre performances using community artists, and to provide access to a comprehensive theatre arts education program for all ages.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

30 N Division Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-222-6650
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Arts In Motion | 147 Diamond SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-446-7452
DeVos Center for Arts and Worship
| 2300 Plymouth Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-574-5600
Children’s Creation Theater6161 28th St SE, Ste 8 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | 616-957-9707
Circle Theatre | 1703 Robinson Road SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-456-6656
Stage GR | Workshops throughout Grand Rapids

DANCE CLASSES

Dance classes in Grand Rapids

Whether you have a two year old who just loves to twirl or a teen who is an experienced dancer, taking dance lessons are so beneficial, even beyond the dancing. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop- our Grand Rapids dance studios offer it all!

HIS Dance Academy offers a variety of dance classes in a warm, welcoming environment that balances learning with fun!

Offering both a recreational and graded technique track allows your child the opportunity to find the best path for their interests. Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap classes are available to students ages 2 through adult. Our ballet curriculum is based on the Vaganova method and includes scripture references with each ballet term. It is our joy to work with the students of Grand Rapids to fulfill our mission to develop Christian character through excellence in dance instruction while reaching the community for Christ!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2715 29th St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-245-9501
WEBSITE | 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 check out the Grandtastic winning number one dance studio in West Michigan!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

4336 Plainfield Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-226-6412
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At Body Language Dance Company, dance is our passion. We strive to provide our students with not only the technical dance skills to pursue a professional dance career, if they choose, but more importantly equip them with essential life skills that lead to success in whatever they pursue.

BLDC provides outstanding technical training in a nurturing and loving environment that focuses on dependability, punctuality, responsibility, respect, and teamwork.

In addition, dancers form lifelong friendships, great work habits and high self esteem.

It’s a great place to grow up!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

888 Chicago Dr | Jenison, Michigan 49428 | 616-667-2272
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Take your first steps with us at Caledonia Dance & Music Center!

For over 17 years, CDMC has built a reputation for excellence in children’s education. With classes for beginners of all ages and training through pre-professional levels, CDMC students are taught by skilled adult teachers who are positive role models. CDMC students go beyond proper technique and poise to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident, and conscientious young people who share their gifts with the community and carry it forward into life after their school years.

At CDMC, it’s never too late to register! With classes opening year around, there is always something new for your child. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

131 E Main St SE, Suite E | Caledonia, MI 49316 | 616-891-1606
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Striving to create an atmosphere where students are trained in proper dance technique while upholding high standards of tasteful music selection and appropriate dance moves. We provide positive mentoring in an environment where students can achieve combining their passion for dance with a desire to dance with integrity.

Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, special needs, adult, boys only, and mommy & me classes available! 6 week mini sessions are also available!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

Grand Rapids Ballet School is the educational branch of Michigan’s only professional ballet company offering ballet training to students ages 3-19 and the opportunity to perform in Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company productions.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

341 Ellsworth Ave SW | Grand Rapids, MI | 616-454-4771 x17
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Academy of Dance Arts | 684 6 Mile Rd NW | Comstock Park, MI 49321 | 616-785-0650
Ada Dance Academy | 6086 Fulton St E | Ada, MI 49301 | 616-676-9430
Arts In Motion | 147 Diamond SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-446-7452
Balletmore Dance Studio | 
 2335 Burton St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-307-3561
CARE Conservatory of Ballet | 2661 29th St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-464-3682
Dance Dimensions | 5174 Plainfield Ave NE # 3 | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-363-0888
Dorr Dance Acadmey | 1743 142nd Ave #10 | Dorr, MI 49323 | 616-681-2188
Expressions Dance Academy
| 5261 Division Ave S # 3 | Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-261-8005
Kathy’s Dance Company | Locations in Grandville and Hudsonville | 616-538-9398
Michigan Ballet Company | 1595 Galbraith Ave. SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-710-1666
Reverence Dance Academy |
 4411 Plainfield NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-951-1148
Rockford School of Dance | 100 Courtland St | Rockford, MI 49341 | 
616-866-4208
Rhythm Dance Center in Belmont
2350 Belmont Center Dr Ste 500 | Belmont, MI 49306 | 616-365-9970
Studio Dance | 
2925 28th St SE # D | Kentwood, MI 49512 | 616-575-9013
Turning Point School of Dance437 136th Ave | Holland, MI 49424 
| 616-394-7109

West Michigan Youth Ballet | 6086 Fulton St E | Ada, MI 49301 | 616-446-7427
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids | Multiple Locations throughout Grand Rapids

ART CLASSES

Grand Rapids art classes

Your little artist will love the variety of art classes offered in Grand Rapids. Choose from drawing, sketching, painting, sculpting, pottery, glass fusing – or try them all!

The Mud Room offers creative fun for all ages, including pottery painting, clay and potter’s wheels, canvas, wood signs and more!

Voted Top Art Class/Studio for Kids by grkids readers for the past two years, The Mud Room is the perfect place for a birthday party, scout troop, field trip or family day out. Schedule a party, or just stop in during open studio hours. Their friendly staff will be there with tips and inspiration to help you create a masterpiece of your own.

Open since 1996, this DIY Art Studio is now conveniently located at Knapp’s Corner.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

Accidental Art | 355 Northland Drive NE | Rockford, MI 49341 | 616-915-4842
Arts and Carafes Studio
| 2675 East Paris Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-419-6008
Arts In Motion | 147 Diamond SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-446-7452
Cookies and Canvas | Locations vary | 616-970-1082
Creative Youth Center | 413 Eastern Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-458-5505
Franciscan Life Center | 11650 Downes Street | Lowell, Michigan 49331-9489 | 616-897-7842
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park | 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 888-957-1580
Grand Rapids Art Museum | 101 Monroe Center St NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-831-1000
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum | 11 Sheldon Ave. NE |  Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-235-4726
Kendall College of Art & Design | 17 Fountain St NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-451-2787
Paint A Pot | 385 E 8th St | Holland, MI 49423 | 616-355-6442
Painting with a Twist | 6266 28th Street SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-957-1338
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts | 2 Fulton West | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-454-7000
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology | 98 East Fulton Street, Suite 202 | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-454-7004

Do you have a favorite dance studio, art class or music program that we missed? Please let us know in the comments below- we love to hear from you!

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By | 2017-09-05T09:57:38+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Guides, Learning Opp|4 Comments

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  1. Amy Hornek September 5, 2017 at 6:39 am - Reply

    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.

  2. Angie September 7, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply
  3. Kailey June 2, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Grand Rapids Civic Theatre offers drama classes and drama summer camps for kids age 4 and up! 🙂 Scholarships are available for qualifying families. http://www.grct.org/

  4. Jennifer November 12, 2015 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Need to add Arts in Motion Studio at Lake/Diamond – music, dance, art, drama classes for kids and adults with special needs. Because the arts are for EVERYONE. http://www.artsinmotionstudio.org

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