Adult Dance Classes


Adult Dance Class

Our adult dance class selections at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre are carefully crafted to offer both basic skills for those new to dance and advanced skills for experienced artists looking to hone their craft. Our instructors have worked professionally and on college campuses both in West Michigan and all over the country. 

Dance Placement Videos

If you are unsure which level dance class would be appropriate for you, please check out our placement videos created by the wonderful Civic dance faculty. They showcase what students should feel comfortable working on at an intermediate level. Please keep in mind that instructors may ask students to move to an alternate class after the first week depending on the level of students registered during the term.

Spring Term

Beginning Tap

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 am | $80 | View in Calendar »

For dancers with little or no tap experience.  Students learn tap basics such as a brush, ball change, flap, and shuffle! Tap shoes recommended.

Intermediate Tap

Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am | $80 | View in Calendar »

For dancers with at least 2 years tap experience. Students will work on steps such as a Maxi Ford, paddle turns, Shim Sham, timesteps, and turning steps. Tap shoes required.

Advanced Tap

Saturdays, 11:30-12:30 pm | $80 | View in Calendar »

For dancers with at least 4-5 years tap experience or instructor approval. Students will work on improvisational tap, trick steps, paradiddle variations, and more! Tap shoes required.

Dance Your Butt Off

Tuesdays, 12 pm-1 pm | $80 | View in Calendar »

Stay fit and get flexible while enjoying easy-to-follow choreography from your favorite musicals.  THIS IS A FITNESS CLASS, not a Musical Theatre Dance class.  Tennis shoes are recommended.

Global Dance Class

Saturdays, 9:30-11 am | $95 | View in Calendar »

This unique and lively class will allow students to explore dance styles from all across the world! Each week will examine a different genre of dance, and students will be able to add personality, passion, and prowess to each type under the instruction of a skilled teaching artist.

Flexibility and Strengthening, Ages 16 through adult

Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm | $95 | View in Calendar »

Students will gain range of motion to help in their daily life tasks through PNF stretching and work to strengthen muscle groups like stabilizers or weakened muscle groups that are regularly neglected in our normal lives. These sequences learned in class can be used at home, in the office or on the go! This class targets any body type, lifestyle, or life goal!

*Registration for Intermediate and Advanced classes is subject to instructor approval. Please contact the education office at 616-222-6653 for more information on registering. 

Beginning Tap
Beginning Tap

2023-24 School Terms:

October 7 – November 21

January 6 – February 15

April 13 – May 23

February 17 - March 24

Adult Dance

If you have questions, please call the Education Office at 616-222-6650