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Yoga + Dance Fever + GRDE Fundraiser

  • Mod Bettie Portraits + Boutique 1111 Godfrey Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Are you getting boogie or cabin fever? Come join Grand Rapids Dance Ensemble to refresh your mind and move your body in our one hour Intro to Vinyasa Yoga and one hour Intro to HipHop Dance Class! You can purchase tickets to individual classes or both based on your wants and needs for this fun evening.

This event will help GRDE in the search for a larger performance space for our end of the year performance. The ensemble is made up of working women who dance for the joy of movement; so many of the ensemble costs are paid for by our dedicated dancers.

Please help support us by attending our event, sharing the word, and/or if you'd like to donate further, we would be absolutely honored!

Please remember to bring-

- Your yoga mat
- Water
- Fun + positive vibes!
- Donations if you love us and want to help us grow!


Katie Baumgras


Intro to Vinyasa Yoga ~ Instructed by Katie Baumgras

Katie trained with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga and is a 200 hour Registered yoga teacher. She teaches a mindful vinyasa practice with creative sequencing and a high emphasis on breath. In her classes, she offers modifications and encourages listening to one’s body.


Amber Casillas


Intro to HipHop ~ Instructed by our own GRDE member Amber Casillas

Amber is the director of Belle Etoile Studio of Dance. She grew up dancing in California with HS Dance Scene from ages 2-17. While attending Calvin College, she participated in Dance Guild and was selected to be on the leadership board as Head Choreographer. She choreographed tap and hip hop for 7 semesters. She earned her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!). She came back to Michigan to teach at WE Dance Academy before opening Belle Etoile Studio of Dance. Amber has been teaching dancers of all ages for over 15 years in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theatre techniques.