GRAND RAPIDS BALLET SCHOOL

2020-21 Young Dancer Program

Young Dancer Program

Students in the Young Dancer Program learn musicality, coordination, classroom etiquette, and ballet vocabulary, as well as educational visits to our costume shop and stage.

2020-21 School Year

FIRST SEMESTER STARTS SEPTEMBER 14

At this time, we are planning for in-person class opportunity. However, we will monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and adjust our safety guidelines accordingly, possibly warranting a return to virtual-only learning.

To learn more about our COVID-19 safety guidelines, tap or click here.

One Free Trial Ballet Class!

Contact Grand Rapids Ballet School to schedule a complimentary trial class at 616.454.4771 ext. 17 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

$60 per semester

SEMESTER AND MONTHLY 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

No specific dates and times; all classes will be held at home via pre-recorded videos.

DRESS CODE

Girls

  • • soft pink leotard
  • • soft pink tights
  • • pink ballet shoes

Boys

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

ENROLL ONLINE TODAY!

Registration is only available online.

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

$235 per semester

SEMESTER AND MONTHLY 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

DAYTIMESUBJECT
Thursday5:15-6pmGroup A
Saturday10-10:45amGroup B

DRESS CODE

Face masks (provided by the student) must be worn for every in-person class.

Girls

  • • soft pink leotard
  • • soft pink tights
  • • pink ballet shoes

Boys

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

ENROLL ONLINE TODAY!

Registration is only available online.

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

$300 per semester

SEMESTER AND MONTHLY 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

In-person classes are full; virtual classes only available. 

DAYTIME
Thursday6:15-7PM
Saturday11:15am-12pm

DRESS CODE

Face masks (provided by the student) must be worn for every in-person class.

Girls

  • • soft pink leotard
  • • soft pink tights
  • • pink ballet shoes

Boys

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

ENROLL ONLINE TODAY!

Registration is only available online. In-person classes are full; virtual classes only available.

Payment Options:

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all student registrations will be for 1st Semester only and must be completed online. Families may select to pay for the semester in full (receiving a 5% discount) or pay monthly (incurring a 5% 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.