Adult Ballet Classes at Grand Rapids Ballet

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!

For more information, call the school office at (616) 454-4771 ext. 17 or email today.

Class Schedule

Spring 2018 Adult Ballet Class Schedule through May 24

  • • Intermediate: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm
  • • Beginner: Thursdays, 6:30-7:45pm

Summer 2018 Adult Ballet Class Schedule June 19-July 26*

  • • Intermediate Class: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-7:45pm
  • • Beginner Class: Wednesday, 6:30-7:45pm

*No class will be held on July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.

Class Details

About:

Our adult ballet classes focus on ballet technique, core strengthening, and muscle conditioning. Studies have proven that a ballet dancer is just as strong as a football player. Why? Because in ballet, all of your muscles are actively engaged in movement, providing you with greater flexibility while also exercising the brain. Beyond that, you build self-confidence, grow artistically, and relieve stress, too. 

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. Ballet slippers can be purchased at Kicks Dancewear located at 2905 Breton Rd SE.

Cost:

• Per class: $15 (first class is FREE)
• 10-class punch card : $130 (save $20)
• Student rate per class: $12 with valid student ID
• Senior rate per class: $12 (60 and over only)
• Season ticket subscriber rate per class: $12
• Student/senior/season ticket subscriber 10-class punch card: $120

Faculty

Adult ballet classes are a great opportunity to learn from and interact with our professional dancers and teachers. Not only are they talented, but they’re fun to be around, too. Where else can you learn from your favorite ballet dancers?

GYROKINESIS® EXERCISE

Engrace – move, breathe, thrive in partnership with Grand Rapids Ballet School presents GYROKINESIS® exercise—a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences.

The fee is $20 per class and is open to those 12 years old and up. Payment is due on day of class (cash or charge). There is no experience necessary and the class is open to all levels. Your first class is free, too!

Stools will be provided by instructor. Please bring a yoga-type mat or towel for floor work.

Learn more about GYROKINESIS® exercise here.

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic® Sales Corporation and is used with their permission.

Class Schedule

Gyrokinesis® Schedule through March 31, 2018

Open to ages 12 and up. No experience necessary. All classes take place at Meijer-Royce Center for Dance at 341 Ellsworth Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Call 616.454.4771 x17 for more information today.

  • ● Saturday, February 3,  1-2pm
  • ● Saturday, February 10, 1-2pm
  • ● Saturday, February 17,  1-2pm
  • ● Saturday, February 24, NO CLASS
  • ● Saturday, March 3, NO CLASS
  • ● Saturday, March 10, 1-2pm
  • ● Saturday, March 17, 1-2pm
  • ● Saturday, March 24, 1-2pm
  • ● Saturday, March 31, 1-2pm