Tap Dancing Classes for Adults

In addition to the adult tap classes on this page, American Dance Institute also offers teen tap classes for ages 11-14, children's tap dance classes for ages 8-10, and kid's tap/ballet combo classes for ages 5-7.

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Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?

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

Click on any red flag above to learn more about our studio locations.

About Adult Tap Dancing Classes

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

We can get those two left feet moving like they were a right and a left. Our adult tap dancing class focus on developing all the elements of tap dance. This includes movement vocabulary, musicality (rhythm, timing and phrasing), and individual style.

As soon as the tap shoes go on, you'll begin exploring the sounds and rhythms of this wonderful dance style.

Our Schedule of Tap Dance Classes for Adults

  • Masks are optional effective, 3/12/22. **Masks are required for individuals that have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to Covid-19 for a 10 day period following onset of symptoms, positive test results, or Covid-19 exposure.**

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

September 19, 2022 - February 12, 2023

Fall Class Schedule

Winter/Spring 2023 Class Schedule

February 13, 2023 - June 22, 2023

Winter/Spring Class Schedule

Winter Session 2023 Class Schedule

January 2, 2023 - March 26, 2023

Winter Session 2023 Class Schedule

Meet Your Tap Dance Teachers

Elana Skeers, Dance Teacher, The American Dance Institute
Elana Skeers, Teacher
 Magnolia, Wedgwood 

 Elana Skeers  served as admin assistant and instructor at the American Dance Institute last year but took some time off to focus on her college studies. She returns this fall. Welcome back, Elana!

She is a dancer from Southern California who is currently a student at the University of Washington, Seattle. 

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 Since she started dancing at 2 years old, Elana has had many opportunities to follow her passion and grow as a dancer through her home studio and the Joffrey Ballet School.

She has attended many dance intensives, conventions, and competitions over the years to expand her dance training.

She loves sharing her education and passion for dance with young dancers. Elana is continuing her dance education as a dance major at the UW; taking classes and participating in many performance opportunities.

On top of dancing, Elana enjoys camping with friends, family, and her dog, spending time at the beach, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Olivia Fink teaches for the American Dance Institute
Olivia Fink, Teacher, 

Olivia Fink has 15 years of dance experience in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. She will teach Ballet and Tap at our Magnolia locations.

"Hi all! My name is Olivia, and I am so excited to be joining the American Dance Institute in the Fall.


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I am originally from Denver, Colorado and moved to Seattle to pursue my undergraduate degree. I graduated this last Spring, and now I'm looking forward to this new adventure of teaching. I have 15 years of dance experience within the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. My two favorite styles of dance are jazz and tap. Other than dancing, I enjoy rock climbing, reading, and hanging out with friends and family."

We have excellent tap dancing classes adults 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 our 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 Phinneywood Art Walk, choreographed by Alyssa Brillinger.

These tap dancers are from our Adult Tap II class. They are performing in the May 2018 Phinneywood Art Walk. 

What students like you say about ADI?

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Testimonials

Adult ballet dance class students Ryan, Mat, and Jenay from the American Dance Institute share a few things they enjoy about their new dance classes, dance teachers, fellow students, and the school.

Why Do We Dance?

A Survey Of 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.
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