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Tap Classes For Adults

Seattle & Shoreline

Adult Tap classes from American Dance Institute performing at a Greenwood, Phinney Ridge Art Walk performance.

In addition to the adult tap classes on this page, American Dance Institute also offers teen tap classes, kid's tap dance classes for ages 8-10, and children's tap dance classes for ages 5-7.

New Beginner & Returning Dancers

We surveyed 150 discerning Seattle & Shoreline area dancers why they take dance classes. Here are their most insightful responses and you can watch them in the video too.  

  • I dance to set my body free.
  • I dance to put my mind at ease.
  • I dance to express my deepest self.
  • I dance to keep my life in balance.
  • I dance to fill my world with joy. 
  • I dance to feed my soul.

Tap Dance Class Schedules




Adult Tap Classes

Poetry in motion: Think Gregory Hines, Gene Kelly, Fred and Ginger.

Adult Tap Classes: We can get those two left feet moving like they were a right and a left. Your tap class develops the elements of a tap dance vocabulary, musicality (rhythm, timing and phrasing) and individual style while encouraging tap dance as a contemporary dance form. As soon as the tap shoes go on, you'll begin exploring the sounds and rhythms made possible through this original American dance style.


8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103


3116 West Smith Street, Seattle WA 98199

Shoreline, WA

1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155

We have excellent tap dance classes for beginners. We also have fun high energy tap classes for intermediate level tappers. Watch their faces - they are having fun. The video on the left is an intermediate level tap class taught by Alyssa Brillinger. This routine was taught by instructor Julia Hart. The video on the right was a performance during the May 2018 Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk event and choreographed by Alyssa Brillinger. That performance featured adults, teens and juniors all on stage together and the results are electrifying.

These tap dancers are level II, performing in the May 2018 Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk event. 

Tap Class: All About Ours

You're looking for a great tap dance classes, but how do you find a great one? What questions do you ask? How do you choose one? Here are some tips:

  • Look for a non-competitive tap dance lessons where everyone teachers, students and staff is friendly and you will always feel welcome.
  • Find adult tap classes where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for you.
  • Don't settle for adult tap classes on hard floors. Insist on 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect your feet and ankles. This includes studios with regular wood floors and heaven  forbid, run, run, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • Most importantly look for tap dancing classes that have expert dance teachers who know how to give you personalized tap dancing lessons instruction so you'll progress faster.

10 Top Questions Every Beginning Dancer Asks. It's FREE here.

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Meet Your Adult Tap Dance Class Teachers

"As with all great tap dance lessons for adults, the quality of the dance teacher makes all the difference."  Elizabeth Chayer

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Alyssa Brillinger

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Abby Zimmerman

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Emily Paul

What students like you say about ADI?

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The BestRight Way To Teach A Dance Class.

This is a promotional clip for a new show entitled, Step Up-High Water. It is premiered on YouTube Red on January 31, 2018 with a first season consisting of ten episodes. This clip features Tap Extraordinaire, Savion Glover, playing a character who teaches tap to series regulars Tal (Petrice Jones) and Poppy (Kendra Oyesanya). This promo clip shows the dance studio as an intimidating, intense place. Dance schools don't have to be that way! You'll find that ADI is not the set of Dance Moms. Our teachers are patient, and our classes are fun! There's no place for arrogance in our classrooms -- from teachers or students. In our studios, there is No Snootiness Allowed! :)  You'll find respect, laughter and fun. And you'll learn to dance too!