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

West Michigan loves music! There are several opportunities for kids who want to learn an instrument or sing.

Music Lessons That Kids Love!

We teach kiddos, ages 3+, in such a way that it’s fun, exciting, and easy. Our lessons are customized to bring out your child’s best talents and abilities. We can all agree that kids love to play songs they know. Well, we include that into their lesson plans too. You will find us extremely organized while providing detailed communications that allow you to follow and support your child’s progress. Our students find us innovated, creative, kind, caring and funny. We would be honored to teach your child. Register today.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

6249 Adacroft Dr | Ada, MI 49301 | 616-682-2455
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Scratch one item off your busy to do list today by signing up for private music lessons with a school you can trust – West Michigan’s largest private music lesson school! All you need is your phone – call or text us at 616-965-1655. Or email us at [email protected].

Experience the Academy of Music Difference!
• Full-time office staff who answers every call
• Open 7 days a week
• Family safety plan
• Over 40 teachers who individualize instruction
• Two free recitals
• Musical Ladder System®
• Comfortable waiting area with free coffee and activities for kids
• Five major instruments – Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Strings, and more.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

6159 28th St SE, Ste 24 | Grand Rapids 49546 | 616-965-1655
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“My son takes guitar lessons and loves it! Their musical ladder program has really motivated him to practice more and work harder to achieve his goals. The staff is friendly, and if the teacher is gone one week, they schedule a sub so we don’t miss a lesson or have to change lesson times.”

Heather Braun

We offer the highest quality music lessons to students of all ages and abilities with the best instructors in West Michigan. Students learn correct, healthy technique and become well-rounded musicians. All instructors hold music degrees and have training and experience in their instrument. Students have access to three annual recitals at St. Cecilia Music Center, monthly group classes, community events and several other performance opportunities. Whether students’ goals are to play for pleasure or to pursue a career in music, Ada Conservatory helps each student reach their full potential with a unique, individualized approach.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

7267 Thornapple River Dr SE | Ada, MI 49301 | 248-660-6360
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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 where students learn from outstanding music professionals and from one another.
• Bring together talented musicians of all ages 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
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Early childhood music education is our specialty at Joyful Sounds! Our exciting interactive Music Together® classes will get you singing, dancing and moving to the beat! Our world-renowned educational curriculum is designed to immerse your child in the world of music, while bringing you closer together as a family.

Offering a variety of classes for newborns – age 8, our fun, quality and experienced teaching staff hold classes in Grand Rapids, Ada, Grandville, and Renew Mama Studio. Experience firsthand the joy of making music 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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Take your first steps with us at Caledonia Dance & Music Center!

For over 18 years, CDMC has built a reputation for excellence in children’s education. With classes for all ages and all levels, CDMC students are taught by skilled adult teachers who are positive role models. CDMC students grow beyond proper technique and poise to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident, and conscientious young people who impact their community and beyond.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

“CDMC provides an enriching, challenging, and supportive environment for my daughter who has danced there for the past 6 years. The outstanding staff provide much more than just skill/age-appropriate dance instruction with a perfect balance of contemporary yet conservative style. I couldn’t recommend this studio more highly!”

Jennie H

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 | Locations in Kentwood and Middleville | 231-286-9078
Main Street Music of Ionia | 415 W Main St | Ionia, MI 48846 | 616-523-1150
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 | 959 Lake Dr., SE | Grand Rapids, MI  49506 | 616-916-0478
Triumph Music Academy | 949 Wealthy St SE #200 | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-454-2934
Vocal Music Workshop | 45 College Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-774-9268

THEATER PROGRAMS

Where I grew up, the only theatre option was high school drama class, which was only offered when there was a teacher willing to teach it. Around here, though, kids can take acting lessons and theater classes, and check out community theater and production opportunities. Take advantage of these great programs!

stageGR enriches the lives of young people and the community through excellent and engaging theatrical experiences.

A leader and innovator in West Michigan, stageGR provides quality performance and education opportunities with an emphasis in youth musical theatre, collaborating with others to foster a vibrant theatre arts culture, and creating entertaining and exceptional productions for its audiences. Rewarding theatre experiences await you, on the stage or behind the scenes; whether you’re 5 or 75!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2259 Chesapeake NE | Grand Rapids MI 49505 | 616-540-8869
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Our professional-caliber acting, sets, and costumes have thrilled audiences since 1925, earning Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts a spot as one of the oldest, largest, and most prominent community theatres in the nation. Our community of talented artists brings to life a season brimming with titles that you’ll recognize from Broadway, Disney, and your favorite books. A wide variety of Theatre Classes are available for students ages 4 – adult. Visit www.grct.org to see what the 2018/2019 season has in store for you!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

30 N Division Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-222-6650
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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
LowellArts | 223 W Main Street | Lowell, MI 49331 | 616-897-8545
Master Arts Theatre | 75 77th St SW | Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-455-1001
Stage GR | Workshops throughout Grand Rapids

DANCE CLASSES

Dance classes in Grand Rapids

Dancing is beneficial for creative expression, but also to physical health. Whether you have a two year old who just loves to twirl or a teen who is an experienced dancer, letting them pour into their passion to move could reap a lifetime of rewards. Ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop are just some of the offerings you can find around West Michigan.

Take your first steps with us at Caledonia Dance & Music Center!

For over 18 years, CDMC has built a reputation for excellence in children’s education. With classes for all ages and all levels of dance, CDMC students are taught by skilled adult teachers who are positive role models. CDMC students grow beyond proper technique and poise to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident, and conscientious young people who impact their community and beyond.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

“CDMC provides an enriching, challenging, and supportive environment for my daughter who has danced there for the past 6 years. The outstanding staff provide much more than just skill/age-appropriate dance instruction with a perfect balance of contemporary yet conservative style. I couldn’t recommend this studio more highly!”

Jennie H

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

4336 Plainfield Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-226-6412
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
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61SYX Teknique | 2751 Alpine ave NW  | Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | 616-350-7097
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 | 616-284-1322
Body Language Dance Company | 888 Chicago Dr | Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-667-2272
CARE Conservatory of Ballet | 2661 29th St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-464-3682
Dance Creations | 6798 Old 28th St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-464-4448
Dance Dimensions | 5174 Plainfield Ave NE # 3 | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-363-0888
Dorr Dance Academy | 1743 142nd Ave #10 | Dorr, MI 49323 | 616-681-2188
Expressions Dance Academy | 6710 Division Ave S  | Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-261-8005
Kathy’s Dance Company | Locations in Grandville and Hudsonville | 616-538-9398
Integrity School of Dance Arts | 2495 84th St SW | Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-583-9886
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 Dance | 437 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 | 616-855-9622

ART CLASSES

Grand Rapids art classes

Art classes let kids try out a variety of creative outlets until they’ve found “the one.” My girls live to create and are still exploring all the options around Grand Rapids, like drawing, sketching, painting, sculpting, pottery and glass fusing. I wonder which one will be their favorite?

The Mud Room offers creative fun for ALL ages, including pottery painting, wood signs, potter’s wheels, canvas, and glass fusing!

Voted Top Art Class/Studio for Kids by grkids readers for the past three 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 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
LowellArts | 223 W Main Street | Lowell, MI 49331 | 616-897-8545
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 |2018-09-05T21:13:42+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Learning Opp|8 Comments

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  1. Lisa September 9, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    The Piano Cottage is a great place for music and voice lessons.

  2. Elizabeth Andrus June 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    https://61syx.com/
    61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy is a great place for hip-hop/ street dance. My boys LOVE this place for dance.

  3. Keyla Acevedo-Hargis June 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    We love Dance Creations on Old 28th Street in Cascade! 6798 Old 28 St SE, Grand Rapids MI http://www.dancecreationsmi.com

  4. Lorain Smalligan December 3, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Please add LowellArts for art and theater. LowellArts 223 W. Main St, Lowell, MI 49331 616-897-8545 thank you

  5. 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.

  6. Angie September 7, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply
  7. 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/

  8. 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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