As it prepares for the October 3rd season opener with the Grand Rapids Ballet, the Battle Creek Symphony and the Grand Rapids Ballet are offering four free dance classes led by Grand Rapids Ballet Instructors.

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Battle Creek

Date: Wednesday, September 23
Times: 5-6 pm for ages 12-15 and 6-7 pm for ages 16 and up

Location: Shari Rarick School of Dance, 1400 West Columbia, Battle Creek, MI

How to sign up: Preregistration required. Go to www.battlecreekdance.com and enter code "symphony ballet" or call 269-963-0669 and leave spelling of child's name and their age on answering machine. Space is extremely limited and is filling up quickly so call as soon as possible.

Marshall

Date: Monday, September 28
Times: 4:45 -5:45 pm for ages 13-18 and 5:45 - 6:45 pm for ages 9-12

Location: Dance Dynamics, 115 East Green Street, Marshall, MI

How to sign up: Preregistration required, email only. Email briannanovak@live.com

The program was made possible in part by a grant from the Battle Creek Community Foundation.