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2020-21 Holland, Michigan Ballet Classes

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Holland Ballet Program

Grand Rapids Ballet School is excited to bring ballet classes to the Michigan lakeshore at Holland Area Arts Council in Holland, Michigan. Classes include Creative Dance for ages 3-4, Elementary Ballet ages 6-7, and Explorer Dance for Down syndrome. Additionally, we are bringing our therapeutic Moving with Parkinson’s class to Evergreen Commons in Holland.

2020-21 School Year

More information coming soon!

One Free Trial Ballet Class!

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

Creative Dance

Grand Rapids Ballet School believes dance plays an important role in the healthy development of your child. In our 45-minute class, your child will learn musicality, coordination, classroom etiquette, and ballet vocabulary. It also provides an outlet for them to set a goal and learn the discipline it takes to achieve it. And, it’s a lot of fun, too!


Holland Area Arts Council

Monday 4:30-5:15pm

Dress Code
Girls: Soft pink leotard, soft pink tights, and pink ballet shoes
Boys: Black ballet tights or black leggings, black ballet shoes, plain white fitted t-shirt

Elementary Ballet

Introduces students to the fundamentals of classical ballet training. Students focus on basic ballet technique and terminology, proper body alignment, and musicality. This 45-minute class meets once a week.

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Monday 5:30-6:15pm

Holland Area Arts Council

Dress Code
Girls: Soft pink leotard, soft pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Boys: White fitted shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Classes start September 9!

Looking to better your shape? Feeling less limber? Need a lift to your spirits? Adult ballet classes are an excellent way to stay fit, flexible, and happy. Our adult ballet classes are taught by experienced Grand Rapids Ballet company dancers and are open to all ranges, abilities, and experience levels. You’ll learn about ballet technique, stretching, and conditioning, while having a lot of fun at the same time.

Try your first class for free and learn about all the ways ballet can help you stay healthy and be your best self. Don’t hesitate to bring a friend, too!


Holland Area Arts Council

Monday 6:30-7:45pm

Dress Code
Athletic wear is recommended in order to be able to freely execute all the movement. Ballet slippers or socks are preferred, but flexible athletic footwear is also accepted.

Explorer Dance for Down Syndrome

Grand Rapids Ballet School is committed to supporting people with Down syndrome to live fulfilling and productive lives. This 45-minute class, designed for children five and older, focuses on using dance movements to increase muscle tone, coordination, and ability to interact in a group setting. The result is a supportive environment where students form strong, lasting friendships.

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10 and up

Holland Area Arts Council

Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Dress Code
Girls: Black leotard, black leggings, and pink ballet shoes
Boys: Black pants, black socks, black ballet shoes, and plain white t-shirt

Moving with Parkinson’s

At Grand Rapids Ballet School, we believe in the therapeutic power of dance. That’s why we’re proud to offer “Moving with Parkinson’s” class. Because there is no cure for this chronic and progressive disorder, many patients turn to therapy to maintain some degree of independence—and we’re here to provide it in a less traditional, more holistic way. This doesn’t feel like a doctor’s office; you’re in a dance studio that’s invigorating and restorative while providing you with a true sense of community. It’s so much more than an exercise class. Join us and find out for yourself or tell someone you love today!

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$3 for Evergreen Commons members / $5 for non-members / $0 for care partners
(payment taken at Evergreen Commons)

Evergreen Commons in Holland, Michigan

Monday 11:15am-12pm & 12:45-1:30pm

Dress Code
Loose, comfortable clothing

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.

Meet the Instructors

Jillian Gasper, Grand Rapids Ballet School Instructor (Holland, MI)

Grand Rapids Ballet School Faculty

Jillian Gasper grew up in Gowen, Michigan where she began her dance training at the age of 11. She was classically trained in Ballet through the Cecchetti method and in many dance styles including pointe work, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop, as well as the opportunity to participate in competition teams. She is a 2011 graduate of Hope College where she earned a bachelors degree in dance with a focus on performance and choreography and a minor in psychology. During her time at Hope College, she performed and choreographed many original pieces. Post graduation she had the opportunity to travel to Buffalo, New York and take part in the Lehrer Dance summer intensive.  She has enjoyed five years of teaching experience and continues to share her passion for dance by teaching and choreographing at various locations.

Jillian Gasper, Grand Rapids Ballet School Instructor (Holland, MI)

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Taryn Streasick started dancing at a local studio in North Branch, Michigan at the age of seven where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical. In 2015 she received her bachelor of fine arts in psychology from Aquinas College where she was a member of the Aquinas College Dance Team. During her time on the team, she competed at a collegiate level in multiple styles of dance. She began volunteering with the Grand Rapids Ballet in 2012 as an assistant teacher in the Explorer Dance program. In 2013 she became a faculty member of Grand Rapids Ballet School and continued her work with the Explorer classes. Since then she has expanded her work into the Dance Immersion program where she shares her passion for ballet and dance to students at various local schools.

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