At Grand Rapids Ballet School, we believe in the therapeutic power of dance. That’s why our Adaptive Dance program offers “Explorer Dance” for children with disabilities and “Moving with Parkinson’s” for individuals with the disease. These classes allow participants of all abilities to experience the joy of dance within a supportive community while building camaraderie with others.
Classes are held at Meijer-Royce Center for Dance.
For the 2021-22 School Year, Grand Rapids Ballet School is planning for a return to full in-person classes. GRBS will be following the guidance of the CDC, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Kent County Health Department in requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while in our facility.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to navigate the pandemic.
Families may select to pay for the year-in-full (receiving a 8% discount), by the semester, or monthly* (incurring a 8% processing fee). Students that have a tuition credit from our 2019-20 school year are welcome to apply the amount to our fall semester.
*Monthly payment option requires payment by credit card, kept on file. Scheduled holidays, breaks and weather-related school closings do not alter monthly tuition.
Terms and Conditions:
Grand Rapids Ballet School maintains a policy of offering no refunds. Once the program in question has begun, tuition is non-refundable and if unused will be received as a donation.
All returned checks are subject to a $25 fee. Students with outstanding balances from the previous term will not be permitted to re-enroll until all accounts are made current.
All students are charged a $20 registration fee.
Please note: The School does not accept responsibility for injury or trauma incurred by any student.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Each year the GRBS awards $68,000 in financial aid to students who demonstrate financial need or artistic excellence. The financial aid fund is made possible through contributions by Wege Foundation, Beusse & Porter Family Foundation, James H. Schindler, and Stephen Dunker Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Families interested in applying for financial aid should submit an application form to Grand Rapids Ballet School. Click here to download the 2021-22 application form