Adult Tap Dance Classes

Ages 15 & Up 

Class Schedules & Studio Locations

Fall Session

September 18, 2023 - February 11, 2024

About OurAdult Tap Dancing Classes

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.

Adult Cardio Tap:

Looking to get your daily steps in? Get your brain moving? Cardio Tap is a quick paced, no stress class where we use the basics of tap dance to get our bodies moving. Shuffles, spanks, flaps and digs will all be there to help you sweat it out and get your tap heart happy!

Tap Dress Code

Any comfortable dance attire, black tap shoes, hair should be pulled back or pulled away from the face.

Tap shoes can be purchased at Center Stage, 5261 University Way NE. (206)-527-4697

     Meet Your Tap Dance Teachers

Olivia Fink teaches for the American Dance Institute

Olivia Fink

ballet & tap

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."

Donny Gersonde

Tap & jazz

Donny attended Coronado School of the Arts: Musical Theatre,
high school in San Diego, and he holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the
Hartt School of Music in Connecticut 

After college, he returned to San Diego and became the lead dance teacher for the Coronado School of the Arts-Musical Theatre High School, his alma mater. 

Donny says his love for teaching is equal to his passion for dancing. All levels and all bodies, it brings him joy to get people moving! 

We have evening and weekend classes, but we will add weekday morning classes in the Fall.

Elana Skeers, Dance Teacher, The American Dance Institute

Elana Skeers

ballet, tap & creative Dance

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.

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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.

What Are Tap Dance Classes Like at American Dance Institute?

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

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

This clip is from one our Intermediate level tap dance practices. 

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.
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