Listed: Where to Find Dance Studios & Dance Classes for Kids in SWMI – 2021

Kalamazoo Dance Class

Do You Have a Born Dancer in the Family?

One of my favorite memories of my kids as toddlers is how early they started dancing. On those little wobbly legs where they tumble time and time again, you see a tiny bounce in their step, a wave of their arms, and nodding of their heads to the beat.

Dance is a powerful art that can begin early in a child’s life.

For many, their interest in dance continues as they get older and want to enroll in formal classes to convert those early wobbles into graceful movements.

But where to start?

Fortunately for Kalamazoo, the community offers a wide variety of classes, ranging from 18 months to 18 years, for boys and girls. These classes offer opportunities for social growth and creative expression.

This guide is full of options, whether your child’s interest is ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz or modern dance, or something in between. 

Finding Dance Classes for Your Child

When choosing a dance studio, you’ll want to research the costs involved (class attire, tuition, recital attire and tickets) and the studio’s goals/style. Do you want to travel for competitions on a team? Or is your child looking to dance for the fun of it? 

Call around and visit studios before enrolling; most will let you watch (or try) a class before committing to a session.

Kalamazoo Dance Studios + Dance Classes

We’ve rounded up over a dozen locations in Southwest Michigan for your child to twirl, tap, twist and flip into dance.


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Platinum Sample Dance School in Portage

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AGES: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
OFFERING: Toddler Dance Classes, Ballet Classes, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical

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AGES: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
OFFERING: Toddler Dance Classes, Ballet Classes, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical

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AGES: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
OFFERING: Toddler Dance Classes, Ballet Classes, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical

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Academy of Dance Arts | 536 Romence Rd, Ste 109, Portage, MI 49024
Ages 2+ |  Classes: ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, pre pointe, pointe

Ballet Arts School of Dance | 2018 Rambling Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Ages 3+ | Classes: ballet, jazz, tap, character, pre pointe, pointe

Ballet Kalamazoo | 169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Ages 3+ | Classes: classical ballet (American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum)

Bernatche School of Dance | 6722 S Westnedge Ave, Ste B, Portage, MI 49002
Ages 2+ | Classes: tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, pre pointe, pointe, acro
Boys: hip hop

Excel Dance Centre | 6775 W Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Ages 1.5+ | Classes: ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, gym, acro, musical theatre, modern, pointe
Boys: hip hop

Momentum Dance Studios | 6712 Financial Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Ages 2.5+ | Classes: ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, gym, acro

Mosaic Hall & Dance Center | 10097 Oakland Dr, Portage, MI 49024
Ages 2.5+  | Classes: acro, ballet, baton, breakdance, body percussion, jazz, modern, tap, lyrical, hip hop, belly dance, flamenco, musical theater

Patti Herm School of Dance | 719 E Allegan Ave, Otsego, MI 49078
Ages 3+ | Classes: ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, modern, pointe

SMLC Ballet Ministry (St. Michael Lutheran Church & School) | 7211 Oakland Dr, Portage, MI 49024
Ages 2-12  | Classes: ballet, jazz, lyrical

The Dance Zone- Mattawan | 56330 City Center Circle, Mattawan, MI 40971

The Dance Zone- Paw Paw | 28895 Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw, MI 49079

Traci Phelps Studios LLC | 9975 E M-89, Ste 1, Richland, MI 49083
Ages 2+ | Classes: ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, acro, tumbling, pointe

Trinity Prep Center | 6018 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Ages: Infant + | Classes: Zumbini, ballet, tap, hip hop, tumbling

Wellspring Dance Academy | 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Ste 204, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Ages 3+ | Classes: ballet, modern, hip hop, modern, creative movement, side-by-side (family dance)

West Michigan Dance Center | 678 Maple Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
Ages 3+ | Classes: ballet, lyrical/contemporary, tap, jazz, gymnastics, hip hop
Boys: hip hop

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo | 1001 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Ages 1.5 – 9 | Classes: creative dance, ballet, tumbling

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