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Adult Tap Classes

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.

Winter/Spring 2019 Adult Tap Class Schedule

Greenwood and Magnolia: February 11, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Shoreline: February 4, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Adult Tap Dance Lessons in Greenwood

Level I

Tuesdays, 5:​45-6:45 PM with tap instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #2

Level II

Fridays, 5:30-6:30 PM with tap instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #1

Intermediate Level

Fridays, 6:30-7:30 PM with tap instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #1

Adult Tap Dance Lessons in Magnolia

Level I

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM with tap instructor, Alyssa Brillinger

Level II

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM with tap instructor, Alyssa Brillinger

Adult Tap Dance Lessons in Shoreline

We are not currently offering any Adult Tap classes at our Shoreline dance studio  location. Please see our Greenwood and Magnolia schedule.

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

Adult Tap Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Greenwood and Magnolia: September 17, 2018 - February 10, 2019

Shoreline: September 11, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Adult Tap Dance Lessons in Greenwood

Level I & II

Fridays, 5:30-6:30PM with Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #1

Intermediate Level

Fridays, 6:30-7:30PM with Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #1

Adult Tap Dance Lessons in Magnolia

Level I

Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45PM with Alyssa Brillinger

Level II

Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45PM with Alyssa Brillinger

Adult Tap Dance Lessons in Shoreline

We are not currently offering any Adult Tap classes at our Shoreline dance studio  location. Please see our Greenwood and Magnolia schedule.

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

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Beautiful student images from our June 2018 dance recital performance.  

 

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.

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.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. 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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What students like you say about ADI?

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This is a promotional clip for a new show entitled, Step Up-High Water. It is set to premiere 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!

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