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Boys Ballet Classes

Boys Ballet Program

We believe dance plays an important role in the development of happy, healthy children. That’s why we offer ballet classes for boys ages 5-12 with the highest quality instruction in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Goal-setting, coordination, cooperation, and self-discipline are just a few of the many advantages your son or grandson will enjoy. Plus, it’s a lot of fun, too!

2019-20 School Year

Classes start Tuesday, September 3!

Families enrolling more than one child receive a 10% discount.
Registering online? Contact us at 616.454.4771 x17
to receive your discount code.

One Free Trial Ballet Class!

Ages 3 to Adult
Contact Grand Rapids Ballet School to
schedule a complimentary trial class.
(616) 454-4771 ext. 17

2019-20 School Year

Boys 1


Ages 5-8
Monday 6:15-7pm
Please note: There is a two-year attendance maximum in this class.

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Boys 2

Boys 2 is a class tailored to meet the unique needs of young male dancer’s ballet technique. Young men will be challenged in an encouraging environment that focuses on coordination, discipline, athleticism, strength, and camaraderie.


Ages 9 and up (must be taken in addition to a ballet technique class)
Wednesday 6:15-7pm
Please note: This class is by invitation or audition only.

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$230$125 x 2 = $250$30 x 9 = $270

This program hooked me on ballet at a young age and prepared me for a complete dance education. It’s important for young male dancers to be around others like them, and the friendships I formed with the other boys in my class are even stronger today. So very proud of Attila and Grand Rapids Ballet School for growing this successful program.

Joseph Van HarnCompany Dancer at Festival Ballet Providence

2019-20 Grand Rapids Ballet School Handbook

Download the 2019-20 Grand Rapids Ballet Handbook below. 

Financial Aid Application

Download the Financial Aid Application for the 2019-20 School Year below. 

Payment Options:
1 – Pay in full for the entire year by September 9, 2019 and receive an 8% discount (reflected above in yearly price)
2 – Pay by semester – payment due no later than September 9, 2019 and January 27, 2020
3 – Pay monthly – nine payments charged automatically on the first Monday of each month, September through May. An 8% fee is included in the monthly cost to cover administrative and processing fees

Families who enroll multiple dancers will receive an overall 10% discount. The Sibling/Family Discount is not available to students who receive financial aid.

*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. Online registration requires a $10 processing 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.