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

2017-18 School Year

Enrollment begins July 26, 2017

Fall Semester begins September 5, 2017

Enroll online below or
download the 2017-18 registration form here.

Ballet 1

BALLET 1 CLASSES ARE FULL. PLEASE CALL 616.454.4771 X17 TO BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST.

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

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

Full YearSemesterMonthly
$990$1,080 (2 X $540)$1,170 (9 X $130)

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
$1,120$1,220 (2 X $610)$1,323 (9 X $147)

Ballet 3

Schedule
Tuesday-Wednesday & Friday: 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-1:00pm
Contemporary: Wednesday 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
$1,435$1,560 (2 X $780 )$1,683 (9 X $187)

Ballet 4

Schedule
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-1:00pm
Pointe: Monday & Thursday 6:15-7:15pm
Contemporary: Tuesday 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
$1,739$1,890 (2 X $945)$2,043 (9 X $227)

Ballet 5

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

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
$2,024$2,200 (2 X $1,100)$2,376 (9 X $264)

Ballet 6

Schedule
Monday-Friday: 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-11:30am
Pointe/Variations: Monday 6:15-7:15pm
Mens Class/Variation: Monday 6:15-7:15pm
Pas De Deux (by invitation): Tuesday 6:15-7:15pm
Contemporary: Wednesday 6:15-7:30pm

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
$2,245$2,440 (2 X $1,220)$2,637 (9 X $293)

Ballet 7

Schedule
Monday-Friday: 4:30- 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-11:30am
Pointe/Variations: Monday 6:15-7:15pm
Mens Class/Variations: Monday 6:15-7:15pm
Pas De Deux: Tuesday 6:15-7:15pm
Contemporary: Wednesday 6:15-7:30pm

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
$2,245$2,440 (2 X $1,220)$2,637 (9 X $293)

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 11, 2017 and January 29, 2018
3 – Pay monthly – nine payments charged automatically on the first Monday of each month, Sept. through May. An 8% fee will be applied to each monthly payment

*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. All tuition is non-refundable whether or not the program in question has begun.

An 8% discount is given if the entire year is paid in advance.  Tuition received after the first full week of classes will be charged a $20 late fee.  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 over $65,000 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 2017-18 School Year

Ballet Program Handbook

Download the 2017-18 Grand Rapids Ballet School Handbook below.