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

Just watch a child for a few minutes and it is no surprise that they are living the arts in everything they do.

At any given moment you can find them twirling around, making noise, playing pretend or using their unending imaginations to create something new. 

If you are looking to encourage this natural bend children have towards the arts, our guide will be the perfect resource for you. It is filled with options for dance, theater, music and art programs throughout greater Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Music Lessons

I took piano lessons throughout most of grade school and as an adult, I can better appreciate everything I learned (besides just learning to play the piano!). It is no surprise music lessons are popular with both kids and parents. If you are looking to enroll your child in an instrument or voice lesson, you’ll have a variety of excellent local options to pick from.

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.


8100 Fulton Street East | Ada MI 49301  | 616-540-1895

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.


6249 Adacroft Dr | Ada, MI 49301 | 616-682-2455

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.


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

“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

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.


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

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!


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

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
Franciscan Life Process Center | 11650 Downes Street | Lowell, Michigan 49331-9489 | 616-897-7842
Girls Choral Academy | 2920 Fuller Avenue NE, Suite 104 | Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-361-6111
Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys | 265 Sheldon Blvd SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-460-0598
Kindermusik with Miss Lynette
| 2766 Baldwin St | Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-457-7221
Kindermusik with Miss Ashley
3300 Burton St. SE | Grand Rapids, Michigan | 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 | Locations in Ada, Grand Rapids, and Wyoming | 616-916-0478
Piano Cottage | 2010 Boston St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-965-7002
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


After taking in a live performance with our family, whether a local high school production or a performance on a larger stage, my kids can’t stop creating and acting in their own performances. If you can relate, there are several opportunities for your child to try out theater programs and let them be the one on stage.

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!


2259 Chesapeake NE | Grand Rapids MI 49505 | 616-540-8869

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 to see what the 2018/2019 season has in store for you!


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

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 in Grand Rapids

My daughter took ballet for the first time this year and I quickly learned how special dance class is as I watched the class learning and performing each position and move. And if ballet isn’t your child’s favorite, the best thing about dance is that there are many very different types of dance class options. From Tap to Hip Hop to Jazz, dance really seems to offer something for every child.

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.


4336 Plainfield Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-226-6412

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.


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

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 | Dorr, MI 49323 | 616-681-2188
Expressions Dance Academy | 6710 Division Ave S  | Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-261-8005
Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation | 201 Market Ave SW | Grand Rapids MI 49503 | 616-456-3696
Kathy’s Dance Company | 3085 30th St SW | Grandville, MI 49418 | 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


Grand Rapids art classes

Art classes appeal to kids of all ages. Both my three year old and 10 year old love to create their own masterpieces. And I love that many local classes encompass so many mediums and techniques. Our guide includes so many great options like pottery, painting, glass fusing plus so much more.

The Mud Room offers creative fun for ALL ages, including pottery painting, wood signs, potter’s wheels, Story Time and more!

Voted Top Art Class/Studio for Kids by grkids readers for the past 4 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.


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

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 Process 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 | 390 E 8th St | Holland, MI 49423 | 616-355-6442
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts | 2 Fulton West | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-454-7000
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology |  614 First St NW #300 | Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 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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