Ballet Program

Ballet Program

The Grand Rapids Ballet School offers ballet classes in seven levels of instruction to boys & girls ages 8-19. Students will receive the highest quality dance instruction in a nurturing and encouraging environment and develop a love of dance, knowledge of technique, self-discipline, poise and grace. Students enrolled in this program receive written evaluations twice a year and enjoy the opportunity to perform in multiple productions.

One Free Trial Ballet Class!

Ages 3 to Adult
Contact Grand Rapids Ballet School to
schedule a complimentary trial class.
(616) 454-4771 ext. 17
school@grballet.com

2018-19 School Year

Classes start Tuesday, September 4

Ballet 1

Schedule
Wednesday: 6:00- 7:00pm
Saturday: 12:00-1:00pm

Dress Code
Girls: Lavender leotard (no attached skirt), soft pink tights, and pink ballet shoes
Boys: Black tights, black ballet shoes, plain white fitted t-shirt

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$1,012$550 x 2 = $1,100$132 x 9 = $1,188

Ballet 2

Schedule
Monday & Wednesday: 4:30- 5:45pm
Saturday: 10:00-11:15am

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

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$1,144$622 x 2 = $1,244$149 x 9 = $1,341

Ballet 3

Schedule
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:30-6:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-1:00pm
Contemporary—Tuesday: 6:15-7:15pm

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

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$1,463$795 x 2 = $1,590$191 x 9 = $1,719

Ballet 4

Schedule
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-1:00pm
Contemporary: Monday 6:15-7:15pm
Pointe: Tuesday & Thursday 6:15-7:15pm

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

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$1,776$965 x 2 = $1,930$232 x 9 = $2,088

Ballet 5

Schedule
Monday-Friday 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-11:30am
Contemporary: Monday 6:15-7:30pm
Pointe: Tuesday 6:15-7:00pm
Ballet Conditioning: Tuesday 7:00-7:45pm
Pointe/Variations: Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm

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

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$2,080$1,130 x 2 = $2,260$271 x 9 = $2,439

Ballet 6

Schedule
Monday-Friday: 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-11:30am
Contemporary: Monday 6:15-7:30pm
Repertoire: Tuesday 6:15-7:00pm
Ballet Conditioning: Tuesday 7:00-7:45pm
Pointe/Variations: Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm

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

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$2,300$1,250 x 2 = $2,500$300 x 9 = $2,700

Ballet 7

Schedule
Monday-Friday: 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-11:30am
Contemporary: Monday 6:15-7:30pm
Repertoire: Tuesday 6:15-7:00pm
Ballet Conditioning: Tuesday 7:00-7:45pm
Pointe/Variations: Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm

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

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$2,300$1,250 x 2 = $2,500$300 x 9 = $2,700

Payment Options:
1 – Pay in full for the entire year and receive an 8% discount (reflected above in yearly price)
2 – Pay by semester – payment due no later than September 10, 2018 and January 28, 2019
3 – Pay monthly – nine payments charged automatically on the first Monday of each month, Sept. 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 $15 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.

Financial Aid Application

Download the Financial Aid Application for the 2018-19 School Year

Ballet Program Handbook

Download the 2018-19 Grand Rapids Ballet School Handbook below.