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.

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

FALL SEMESTER
September 6 – January 21

SPRING SEMESTER
January 23 – June 3

Click here for a copy of our 22-23 Calendar! 

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

Year-in-Full Payment, $468
Semester Payments, $520 (2 payments of $260)
Monthly Payments, $560 (8 payments of $70)

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

2022-23 Creative Dance Schedule
Dancers meet once per week.

  • DAY
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday
  • TIME
  • 11:00 – 11:45am
  • 4:15 – 5:00pm
  • 9:30 – 10:15am

DRESS CODE

Girls

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

Boys

  • • white fitted shirt
  • • black tights or leggings
  • • 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

Year-in-Full Payment, $468
Semester Payments, $520 (2 payments of $260)
Monthly Payments, $560 (8 payments of $70)

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

2022-23 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 tights
  • • pink ballet shoes

Boys

  • • white fitted shirt
  • • black tights or leggings
  • • black 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

Year-in-Full Payment, $630
Semester Payments, $700 (2 payments of $350)
Monthly Payments, $752 (8 payments of $94)

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

2022-23 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 tights
  • • pink ballet shoes

Boys

  • • white fitted shirt
  • • black tights or leggings
  • • 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. Click here to download the 2022-23 Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

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