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Everyone is welcome and no snootiness allowed :)

Dance Classes Seattle and Shoreline in spacious dance studios for adults, kids and toddlers including Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Flamenco & Irish. And we're a friendly, welcoming dance school. 

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Dance Classes That Adults, Teens, Kids & Toddlers Love!

  • Dance classes including Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Flamenco, Jazz, Irish & K-pop.
  • In-studio, online classes & private lesson too. 
  • Real beginning dance classes and real intermediate dance classes.
  • Fellow students who are friendly and welcoming
  • Expert, gifted teachers who really break things down for you so you'll learn quickly.
  • Every dance studio is spacious and  wide open with safe 'Sprung Floors' that protect your feet, ankles and knees. 
  • Dance studios in Seattle's Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia neighborhoods & in Shoreline. 

Recent School Awards

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The readers of Fresh Chalk voted American Dance Institute the Best Seattle Dance Classes.

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Rated Three Best Dance Schools in Seattle

The American Dance Institute was rated as one of the three best dance schools in Seattle.

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Six spacious dance studios in four locations including Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia, and Shoreline.

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  • Now hiring dance teachers to teach in-person and or online. Ballet, Tap, Creative Dance, Hip-Hop & K-POP,  Apply here
  • Face masks are voluntary for all students.
  • Our Summer Camps have begun learn more about them- Here
  • We are currently offering both in-studio AND online dance classes! Both formats are listed on the class page for each genre of dance we teach.
  • Air conditioning, virus catching HEPA filter equipment, and/or fresh air purifying systems in all dance studios, observation rooms, and offices.
  • Now hiring music teachers to teach in-person lessons at our Shoreline Music School. Trade dance lessons for music lessons. Apply here
  • Now Open! The Dancer's Gift Shop - Gifts for birthdays, holidays and special occasions. New items include a ballet themed protective phone cases and aprons for cooking, grilling or crafting. 
Emily Griswold reviewer of American Dance Institute



" I took adult dance classes for years when I used to live down the street. Great instructors (thanks Kara!) and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It was very accepting of different abilities but still encouraged everyone to grow, improve, and make the most of their time in class. I love ADI! "         Read the review

Emily Griswold Google Reviewer

For Parents, Teens, Kids

We surveyed 300 discerning Seattle area parents asking why they insist on dance classes for their children. Here are the most often cited responses. 

For Beginner & Returning Dancers

We surveyed 150 discerning Seattle & Shoreline area dancers why they take dance classes. Here are their most insightful responses.

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The Chayer Family; Steve,  Elizabeth (ADI founder), Denny, Andy at Mount Denali National Park, AK.

Dancing actually brought me joy!

“I had no delusions of becoming a prima ballerina starting dance classes as a college student, but I found it such a beautiful, invigorating and fun way to stay in shape, so much more rewarding than going to the gym. Dancing actually brought me joy! read more

- Elizabeth Chayer, American Dance Institute-Founder/Director

Why We Dance At The American Dance Institute

Our amazing students perform Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Irish and Flamenco dance routines during the Phinney Ridge/Greenwood community Art Walk event.

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Watch our students (adults & kids) perform Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Irish and Flamenco dance routines in the 2019 annual recital!

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Returning Students

Tracking post COVID return rate.

"You will love, love, love your dance classes at The American Dance Institute"

Over 31,645 people like you have attended ADI dance classes since 1989.

About the American Dance Institute 

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Any Day Ballet

Learn Ballet From Home

Any Day Ballet Lesson 1

For ages 18-99 

No special equipment or clothing is needed.  

Try the first 1-hour lesson for FREE !

Over 950 Any Day Ballet courses sold since 2020.

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Suitable for both brand new & returning students

Learning ballet from home

No barre required just a countertop, chair or bureau top for balance.

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Lessons can be watched on a laptop, tablet or big screen TV.

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  • Dance studio serving Seattle neighborhoods including Ballard, Blue Ridge/North Beach, Broadview, Crown Hill, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood, Haller Lake, Loyal Heights, Magnolia, Phinney Ridge, Queen Anne, Wallingford, Westlake, Whittier Heights, Bryant, Hawthorne Hills, Lake City, Laurelhurst, Maple Leaf, Matthews Beach, Northgate, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Roosevelt, U-District, View Ridge, Wedgwood, Windermere.
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  • Dance  studio near me serving Lake Forest Park neighborhoods Horizon View, Sheridan Beach and Lake Forest Park Town Center.
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