noun    |    /o/
French for “water”, from Latin aqua

Water exhibits rhythm and flow. Likewise, dancers embody fluidity through movement and musicality.  The name EAU Dance is derived from the characteristics of water, the studio’s location near Reeds Lake, and the initials of EAU Dance Founder and Director, Emily Underwood, who has a love for the Great Lakes, especially Superior.


EAU Dance provides educational classes in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere that challenges and inspires students of all ages and abilities.

Rooted in classical ballet technique, EAU Dance offers quality training in a variety of genres to build well rounded dancers and educated movers.

EAU Dance encourages students to stretch technically, develop an understanding of body mechanics, and cultivate an appreciation for the art of dance.

EAU Dance provides a respectful and nurturing studio environment that promotes positive self-image, poise, and confidence; recognizing the benefits of a disciplined dance education can last a lifetime.

EAU Dance is dedicated to creative community collaboration through hosting and supporting events and organizations that align with our mission, promote health and wellness, and further medical research.

Here are a few of the organizations and local businesses that we work with:

  • ALS Association – Michigan Chapter
  • Apsara Spa
  • Beacon Hill at Eastgate
  • Brush Studio
  • i understand
  • Kent County Medical Society Alliance
  • Lole Atelier Grand Rapids
  • Michigan Women’s Foundation (Michigan Women Forward)
  • Pilates in East

Contact us if you’re interested in collaborating with EAU Dance.

EAU Dance is a proud member of the Gaslight Village Business Association.