Whether your little one dreams of twirling on their toes like a fairy princess or they love imitating the latest TikTok dances, being able to express themselves through movement and dance is important for their physical and mental development.
Nurture your child’s love for movement by signing them up for one of these dance classes around metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. From learning ballet fundamentals to hip-hop, jazz and modern moves, these studios offer a safe, supportive and instructive environment where their skills can develop and flourish.
For 47 years, Ann Parsley School of Dance has taught children to dance ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more. Dancers as young as 3 are welcome to practice their skills at this non-competitive studio.
- Address: 23011 9 Mack Drive, St. Clair Shores
Learn to dance ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, hip-hop and more at Casali School of Dance. Students who want to further their practice can pursue opportunities for musical theater, holiday dance troupes or competition teams.
- Address: 35769 Moravian Drive, Clinton Twp.
Dancing toddlers to teens will love learning to express themselves through dance and movement at Manda’s Rhythm & Dance. Little ones can learn the basics of ballet and tap, hip-hop, jazz and poms and even acrobatic and tumbling moves.
- Address: 50685 Mound Road, Shelby Twp.
From creative movement and combo classes that build strong dance foundations to advanced classes where dancers can pursue their passions, your child will have endless opportunities to learn to twirl, leap and groove.
This boutique dance studio offers recreational ballet and pointe classes, as well as a pre-professional, invitation-only ballet program that includes extra training and performance opportunities.
- Address: 1400 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake
Whether your child is a Tiny Star looking to work on balance, coordination and creative movement for the first time or a seasoned dancer looking to learn a new theory of dance, Dance Dynamics has the perfect class for them. Try a tap, jazz or hip-hop class, or learn more advanced moves in pointe, contemporary and lyrical dance classes.
- Address: 83 E. Long Lake Road, Troy
Juliart Dance Studio offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and more that are suitable for all ages and abilities. From new dancers as young as 3 to competitive teen dancers, your little one will have no problem finding a class that fits their interests and skill level.
- Address: 21630 Melrose Ave., Southfield
For 21 years, Motor City Dance Factory has taught young dancers to move and groove. Learn ballet, jazz, modern or hip-hop moves, or try a combo class that incorporates moves from multiple dance styles.
- Address: 3777 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor
At Ann Arbor Dance Classics, your child will receive high-quality instruction in dance technique, artistry and discipline, three skills they will always come back to, no matter which styles of dance they choose to pursue. Classes are offered for dancers ages 3 and up.
- Address: 713 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
From preschool movement to musical theater, jazz, contemporary and more exciting styles, Dance Theatre Studio offers children’s classes at eight different skill levels. The studio balances technical training with creative self-expression in a safe, supportive environment.
- Address: 4569 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor
Since 1940, Randazzo Dance Studio has trained both pre-professional dancers and recreational dancers with a passion for movement. Plus, they offer traditional indoor classes as well as online and hybrid options.
- Address: 400 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
Community centers like The Y are where many kids begin learning how to take care of their bodies through movement, and it’s no exception when it comes to dance classes. The school-age dance program includes classes in tap, hip-hop, jazz and ballet. There are even creative movement classes for infants and preschoolers!
- Address: 20945 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
This premiere dance school supports young dancers through every step, leap and turn of their dance journey. From fundamental-focused prerequisite classes to advanced forms of dance, your little one will grow as a dancer at Grosse Pointe Dance Center.
- Address: 6700 N. Canton Center Road, Canton
The movement never stops at Central City Dance. Learn the basics of dance from ballet to acrobatics, or try a dance-focused fitness class like barre or zumba.
- Address: 500 S. Main St., Plymouth
Synergy Dance Academy helps little dancers put the fun in FUndamentals. Your child will love learning the basics of flexibility and dance at one of the beginner combo classes designed to inspire a love of dance in kids.
- Address: Locations throughout metro Detroit
Learn to twirl like a fairy prince or princess, leap and float through the air like a butterfly and more at these fantastic dance classes for kids. Choose from options like beginner hip-hop or fairy and butterfly ballet.
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