GRAND RAPIDS BALLET SCHOOL

Young Dancer Program

Young Dancer Program

Students in the Young Dancer Program learn musicality, coordination, classroom etiquette, and ballet vocabulary. Young Dancers perform once per semester in our Petite Nutcracker and Petite Finale.

One Free Trial Ballet Class!

Contact Grand Rapids Ballet School to schedule a complimentary trial class at 616.454.4771 ext. 117 or email.

CREATIVE DANCE

AGES 3-4

Introduces children to the joy of dance through rhythm, movement, music and fun. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

TUITION

Payments can either be made monthly (8 payments), by semester (2 payments), or paid in full (1 payment). 

Monthly: $592

Semester: $546

Full Year: $491

MONTHLY, SEMESTER, & YEAR-IN-FULL PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. Prices are subject to change. All classes require a $20 registration fee. Grand Rapids Ballet School maintains a no-refund policy. Once the program in question has begun, tuition is non-refundable and if unused will be received as a donation. Scheduled holidays, breaks, and weather-related school closings do not alter tuition.

SCHEDULE

2024-25 Creative Dance Schedule
Dancers meet once per week.

  • DAY
  • Thursday
  • Saturday
  • TIME
  • 4:15 – 5:00pm
  • 9:30 – 10:15am

DRESS CODE

Girls

  • • soft pink leotard
  • • soft pink or skin tone tights
  • • pink or skin tone ballet shoes
  • *Tights and shoes should complement each other in either pink or skin tone as appropriate.

Boys

  • • white fitted shirt
  • • black leggings
  • • black socks and black ballet shoes

PRE-BALLET

AGES 5-6

This class is a prelude to formal dance instruction. It introduces children to the basic steps and terminology, music, rhythm and movement, while promoting creativity and group interaction. This 45-minute class meets once a week.

TUITION

Payments can either be made monthly (8 payments), by semester (2 payments), or paid in full (1 payment).

Monthly: $592

Semester: $546

Full Year: $491

MONTHLY, SEMESTER, & YEAR-IN-FULL PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. Prices are subject to change. All classes require a $20 registration fee. Grand Rapids Ballet School maintains a no-refund policy. Once the program in question has begun, tuition is non-refundable and if unused will be received as a donation. Scheduled holidays, breaks, and weather-related school closings do not alter tuition.

SCHEDULE

2024-25 Pre-Ballet Schedule
Dancers meet once per week.

  • DAY
  • Thursday
  • Saturday
  • TIME
  • 5:15 – 6:00pm
  • 10:30 – 11:15am

DRESS CODE

Girls

  • • soft pink leotard
  • • soft pink or skin tone tights
  • • pink or skin tone ballet shoes
  • *Tights and shoes should complement each other in either pink or skin tone as appropriate.

Boys

  • • white fitted shirt
  • • black tights
  • • black socks and ballet shoes

ELEMENTARY BALLET

AGES 6.5-7

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 twice a week.

TUITION

Payments can either be made monthly (8 payments), by semester (2 payments), or paid in full (1 payment).

Monthly: $792

Semester: $736

Full Year: $662

MONTHLY, SEMESTER, & YEAR-IN-FULL PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. Prices are subject to change. All classes require a $20 registration fee. Grand Rapids Ballet School maintains a no-refund policy. Once the program in question has begun, tuition is non-refundable and if unused will be received as a donation. Scheduled holidays, breaks, and weather-related school closings do not alter tuition.

SCHEDULE

2024-25 Elementary Ballet Schedule
Dancers meet twice per week.

  • DAY
  • Thursdays
  • Saturdays
  • TIME
  • 6:15 – 7:00pm
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm

DRESS CODE

Girls

  • • soft pink leotard
  • • soft pink or skin tone tights
  • • pink or skin tone ballet shoes
  • *Tights and shoes should complement each other in either pink or skin to as appropriate

Boys

  • • white fitted shirt
  • • black leggings
  • • black socks and black ballet shoes

Payment Options:

Families may select to pay for the year-in-full (receiving a 10% discount), by the semester, or monthly* (incurring a 8% processing fee).

*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

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.

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