Ballet Classes ⋆ American Dance Institute ⋆ Seattle & Shoreline

Adult Ballet Classes

Seattle & Shoreline

No Snootiness allowed  : )

Wayne Rutledge Photography 

Ballet Classes: Our students are shown above executing a tendu a-la-seconde movement as they warm up for the evening's Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk performances. 

About Our Ballet Classes

All of our Ballet classes include barre, center, stretching, adagio, and allegro work. We focus on clean execution and a physical and intellectual understanding of how and why each movement is executed. With our exclusive teaching methods, you will progress further, more quickly and safely. Whether you are experimenting to see where your interests lie or you're an aspiring dancer, you will love adult ballet classes in Seattle at American Dance Institute.

Still unsure? Come in and take a trial class for free. But hurry, these dance classes fill quickly.

Ballet Class Schedule

Summ​er 2019

Fall 2019

Ballet Classes For All Ages

In addition to the adult ballet class offerings on this page, American Dance Institute of Seattle & Shoreline offers a comprehensive selection of pre-ballet for ages 5-7, children's ballet or ages 8-10, and ballet lessons for ages 11 through teens.

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.
Seattle Times Adult Beginning Ballet

By Megan Burbank,  

Seattle Times travel and outdoors editor

Ballet Class Attire

Adult Beginning Ballet Classes
Ladies Attire: Black leotard (any style) and pink tights recommended. Alternately, students may wear black leggings with form fitting top. Pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail.
Gents: Black tights or dance pants, white T-shirt, black or white ballet slippers.


Adult Intermediate Ballet Classes
Any comfortable dance attire is acceptable.


Class attire available at Centerstage Dance Shop or online at Discount Dance Supply


A Note On Class Meeting Frequency

Adult Ballet in Shoreline & Seattle: We recommend taking class twice or more per week to facilitate progress.  Mixing dance styles will also give you excellent cross-training, and you'll see results much faster. However, if time or budget restraints mean you can only commit to one class per week, we are happy to accommodate you.  

Pointe Classes: Students must take at least two ballet technique classes per week in addition to a pointe class to be eligible for pointe. If you are interested in learning more about pointe classes please let us know.

Greenwood

8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

Magnolia

3116 West Smith Street, Seattle WA 98199

Shoreline, WA

1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155

A short video filmed from the viewing of our Shoreline studio of a new beginning ballet class in their 2nd week of classes. Looking good!

Intermediate ballet dancers, adults and juniors performing together for the Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk audience in May 2018.

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What If I Don't Have A Ballet Body?

adult ballet body shapes
adult ballet body shapes
adult ballet body shapes
adult ballet body shapes

This is a very common question and the notion that every dancer should have or maintain a "ballet body" is wrong. Your body is perfect!

We at American Dance Institute is truly accepting of all body types. We are a serious school, dedicated to excellence, and we want everyone to experience the great joy that comes from dance. Take a free trial class and see for yourself. Feel the welcoming vibe that radiates from our staff, teachers, and wonderful students.

"ballet classes for adults... wonderful"

Denise S. Wrote in a Google Review: "American Dance Institute has wonderful ballet classes for adults. I danced here off and on for several years and every class I took was excellent. The staff is super friendly and professional but approachable. I started out a beginner and felt welcome from day one. I was out of shape, believe me, but still felt loved and accepted by all. I moved out of the neighborhood to a new job in a new town and I miss ADI. Come to San Francisco!"

What does an excellent ballet school look like?

Making corrections is what great dance teachers do in class. Here ADI Founder, Director Elizabeth Chayer corrects an adult beginning Ballet student in Ballet Studio #2.

Making corrections is what great dance teachers do in class. Here ADI Founder, Director Elizabeth Chayer corrects an adult beginning Ballet student in Ballet Studio #2.

  • It has non-competitive ballet classes where everyone competes with themselves and not fellow students. No competition makes for friendly teachers and classmates so you will always feel welcome and accepted.
  • A ballet class where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for you and knows how to balance that pace for everyone.
  • Dance studios have 'sprung' floors that 'give' to protect knees, feet, and ankles. Sprung dance floors protect you from injuries to the knees, ankles, and feet.
  • Schools with accommodating school policies, like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason, your health or schedule changes unexpectedly.
  • Expert dance teachers who know how to give you personalized attention so you can learn faster and progress further.

What do adult Ballet students say about these Ballet classes?

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