Spacious & Welcoming Dance Studios in Seattle's Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia Neighborhoods & Shoreline.

And No Snootiness Allowed :)

Dance  classes in Seattle's Greenwood, Wedgwood and Magnolia communities  & Shoreline, WA and  Featuring  spacious dance studios for adults, kids and toddlers including Ballet, Hip Hop, KPOP, Shuffle, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Flamenco, Irish and Shuffle Dance. We're a friendly, welcoming dance school.  No snootiness allowed :O

Overall rating of 4.7 based on over 200 reviews in Google, Facebook, Fresh Chalk, Yelp, and others.

Free Trial Dance Classes

Friendly & Non Competitive Dance Classes in Seattle & Shoreline

For Adults, Teens, Kids, & Toddlers age 2.5 & up!

Ballet, Hip-Hop, KPOP, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Flamenco, Irish, Shuffle & Tap.

Fall Dance Classes

Registration Open!

Dance for Everyone!

Our Dance Classes Are Invigorating, & Fun!

Fall Session Starts September 18th

Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?

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





NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

November 19th - Paramount Theatre

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet is back!

American Dance Institute will once again be their Seattle host school!

Thank you to all who auditioned!

Performances are November 19th at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA.

Dance with us

Weekly Dance Classes 


Contact us for private lessons and dance studio rentals at all locations. 

kid's ballet, kids ballet, children's ballet classes,
Birthday Parties 

All ages birthday parties.  


How do classes work

  • Our classes are set up to be weekly lessons and are offered by age  group for toddlers age 2.5 -3.5, kids age 3.5-7, children age 8 -11, teens age 11-15, or adults 15+ at various dance skill levels, including pre-beginner dance foundations classes. 
  • Your enrollment and tuition fee is for the full session season, typically 9-12 weeks. 
  • You can enroll at anytime during the season for a prorated tuition fee. 
  • Class punch cards and "drop ins" are available to dancers who can keep up without attending every week.
  • We also offer private lessons depending on teacher availability.

How Difficult are Dance Classes

  • Beginning Level I classes allow for students to start with no experience.  
  • Our dance classes start at the beginning level and progress throughout the season
  • We offer advanced levels in all seasons of classes.
  • You can purchase a class card  if you are in between levels and our teachers will help you find the right class.
  • Teaching dance is done with both teacher modeling and verbal explanations. Warm-up activities help students get ready for class by getting their bodies ready to learn dancing moves safely.
  •  For beginners to learn how to dance, teachers break down the steps  very carefully, repeating steps many times with great patience. The final assembly of these components enables dancers to carry out a whole routine.
    If you rather learn at home our Any Day Ballet  offers an excellent and popular beginning ballet course.

What do I wear to dance class?

  • For all Creative Dance, Pre-Level and Children’s classes students who are enrolled in our classes we do have a class dress code that must be followed. You can see the class dress codes here
  • We do not expect anyone taking a trial make any purchases.
  • It is ok if you do not have attire matching our dress code for the first day of class.
  •  You can also check our swap box at each of our studios for donated outgrown leotards and shoes.
  • Jr/Teen & Adult classes do not have a dress code

What if i dont like my class?

We want dancing to be fun for everyone!

If you don't enjoy your class we can help you pick another class, we can also credit you for future classes or give a refund for remaining classes 30 days from your drop date. 

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

Everyone is welcome!

Expert, gifted teachers who really break things down for you so you'll learn quickly.

Real beginning dance classes that progress in each session.

Every dance studio is spacious and  wide open with safe 'Sprung Floors' that protect your feet, ankles and knees. 

New Jr./Teen Dance Classes!

Tap, KPOP & Contemporary!

Try our Adult Dance Classes!

Ballet, Flamenco, Jazz,  + More!

Shuffle Dance Class Returns for Fall!

with Pearla White

Pearl White dance teacher

Plus new hip hop, ballet, creative dance for kids, jazz, tap, K-Pop, Irish classes!

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About Our School

Everyone is Welcome!

For Parents Teens & Kids

For Beginner & Returning Dancers

- 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


Recent School Awards

Rated Three Best Dance Schools in Seattle

The American Dance Institute, was handpicked as a Top 3 choice for Dance Classes in Seattle, Washington. All of the selections face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.

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

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