Lisa, Jessica & Kylee having fun in one of our many adult dance classes.
This is one of our favorite school photographs because Lisa's smile perfectly conveys what adult dance classes at American Dance Institute are like. Elizabeth Chayer and her amazing staff has developed an adult dance program perfectly tuned to the needs of advanced, intermediate, and new beginning dancers. Our school culture is very friendly, very accommodating and non-competitive. You'll always feel welcome and never feel that you're being judged. While everyone is a serious student at ADI, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Life is hard, we want our dance studios to be an oasis of love, respect and invigorating fun for all students. Won't you join us?
New beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers will find our adult dance program fun, challenging and invigorating.
1. What you can expect in every class you take.
Friendly teachers, staff, and fellow students.
Dance classes that are free of judgement and attitude.
A great dance class and an invigorating workout.
Dance instruction that is among the best in Seattle.
Elizabeth ChayerFounder, Director ADI
Life is hard, we want our dance studios to be an oasis of love, respect and invigorating fun for all students learning to dance.
2. The Advanced Dancer
You've probably heard of ADI's excellent teaching staff and school reputation. It has been building for 28 years. Students consistently rate our instructors five stars for 'consistently awesome' class experiences in our feedback surveys.
Maintaining consistently excellent classroom experiences is difficult and rare, but American Dance Institute has been rated consistently excellent by its students year in and out.
At the Barre in Ballet Studio #1
Adult intermediate Ballet students at the barre, in American Dance Institute's sunlit Ballet Studio #1.
3. The Beginning Dancer
* Beginners will receive a lot of personal attention and they will progress quickly as a result.
* Beginners will learn in beginning classes that move at a slower pace.
* You and your fellow classmates will all share in the dance class experience. It's an opportunity to make new friends or spend quality time with existing friends.
No need to be intimidated. Students who have never had any dance training will be carefully and patiently guided from the ground up.
* Find a class that matches your experience level and we can help you find that.
Why will you love dance at ADI? Well, from a logical perspective, if you're a busy person, you have to appreciate that only dance combines learning, fitness, social & culture. Young or old, it's a very fun and efficient way to spend an hour of your life.
From an emotional perspective then for all of the reasons shared in this lovely, emotionally moving video produced by Canada's Ontario Arts Council, entitled, Why I Dance: HERE
There is no better form of exercise than dance because of the improvement in cognitive health it provides. Read this article by Stanford Professor Richard Powers: Here
Making corrections is what great dance teachers do in class. Here ADI Founder, Director Elizabeth Chayer corrects an adult beginning Ballet student in Ballet Studio #2.
Contemporary Dance Performance For Greenwood-Phinney Art-Walk
American Dance Institute's adult contemporary dance students perform in dance studios one and two for the Greenwood-Phinney or Phinneywood Art Walk event.
Tap dancing for the ArtWalk crowd.