Adult Ballet Classes

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Ballet class students are shown above executing a soutenu a-la-seconde, as they warm up for the evening's Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk performances. Are there ballet classes near me, is not the only question to ask yourself when considering dance schools.  Also ask, who has the best ballet classes for adults?

In addition to the ballet class offerings on this page, American Dance Institute offers a comprehensive selection of children's ballet classes for ages 5-7, for ages 8-10, kid's ballet classes for ages 11-14, and ballet lessons for Teenagers.

Ballet Classes For Adults: An Overview

Our ballet classes for adults include barre, center, stretching, adagio and allegro work and focus on both the physical and an intellectual understanding of how and why each movement should be executed.

All adult ballet classes include warm ups, technique, and combinations across the dance floor for a good cardio finish.

You'll develop strength, flexibility, grace, balance, poise and musicality along with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of ballet terminology and technique. 

Our ballet class for beginners​ places you in classes with other beginners at or very close to your proficiency level.

"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!"

Adult Ballet Classes Schedule

Fall 2017

Greenwood & Magnolia Session began September 18, 2017

Find an adult ballet class that fits your schedule or change your schedule to a new class.

Adult Ballet Classes Greenwood

Ages 18-99

Ballet I

Mondays, 7:45-9:15 pm, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Wednesdays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Jenn Taranto, Studio #2

Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15 pm, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Sundays, 11:15 am-12:30 pm, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Ballet Classes For Adults Greenwood

Ballet II

Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15 pm, Maia Nowack, Studio #2

Thursdays, 8:00-9:15 pm, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Sundays, 12:00-1:30 pm, Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Ballet Classes Greenwood

Intermediate Ballet

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, Instructor Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, Instructor Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Saturdays, 10:45 am-12:15 pm, Instructor Amy Beck, Studio #1

Pointe Classes Greenwood

(Must take at least 2 technique classes weekly in addition to the pointe class and have instructor approval to go on pointe.)

Pointe I

Saturday, 12:15-1:15 pm, Instructor Abby Zimmerman, Studio #1

Pointe II

Thursday, 8:00-9:00 pm, Instructor: Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Ballet Classes For Adults Magnolia

Ages 18-99

Ballet I/II

Thursdays, 6:45-8:00 pm, Margaret Behm

Ballet II

Mondays, 7:15-8:30 pm, Amy Beck

NEW!  Shoreline Studio 

Offering Adult Ballet Classes

Beginner & Intermediate Levels

 Opening in January 2018!

Schedule TBA

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

Drop In Classes

Greenwood Studio: No Class Card? No Problem. Drop-in on any open Adult Intermediate or Advanced class at any time for only $21!

Magnolia Studio: Sorry, we do not offer drop-ins for adult classes in Magnolia. Until we have a solid number of full time students, we require full session registration.

Beginning Ballet Classes For Adults

ADI has friendly, accommodating and non-competitive ballet classes.

What does non-competitive ballet classes mean in this context? It means that everyone competes with themselves, not with other students and not with you

Ballet Studios: Some competitive ballet studios are filled with tension.  Remove competitive behavior and a supportive and encouraging environment will flourish.

That is why you will always feel welcome in our ballet classes, and feel you belong in the class no matter your proficiency, body type or age. It is a fun and wonderful  environment to learn in.

We understand that many people experience some apprehension when committing to a new dance class, especially ballet.

Our fabulous instructors break everything down so that you learn it quickly. 

This ballet school is just what you need. Please try our classes and experience the joyful ADI difference.

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Adult students engaged  in barre exercises during ballet classes for adults at American Dance Institute, Seattle

Dig Deeper: Will Our Ballet School Be A Good Fit?


Ballet Class Notes

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

Attire: Any comfortable dance attire is acceptable.

Attire Available at Center Stage Capezio 5261 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98115 (527-4697)

Class Meeting Frequency

Adult Ballet:  While we recommend taking classes twice or more a week to facilitate progress, we can accommodate you in just one class if that is what works best for you.  Mixing dance styles will also give you excellent cross-training (i.e. Two Ballet classes and a Contemporary class) and you'll see results much faster. However, if time or budget restraints mean taking only one class per week, then we will help you make the most of your class.  

Pointe Class Note: Students must take at least two ballet technique classes per week in addition to the pointe class to be eligible for pointe.

What does an excellent ballet school look like?

Phillip Borunda, in an adult ballet class at american dance institute Seattle,

Phillip Borunda

ADI's  ballet classes for adults cater to new-beginning, intermediate and advanced ballet students.  Come learn, dance and experience the joy that only dancers know.

  • 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.
  • It's 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' wood floors that 'give' to protect knees, feet, and ankles. Run away from studios with padding & hardwood over concrete. The standard padding inserted between concrete and hardwood does not 'give' enough to protect dancer's feet.  And heaven forbid, run, run away from dance studios with just concrete or linoleum on floors.  Ignoring this advice can result in serious early injury  to knees, ankles, and feet.
  • A school 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?

Besides adult ballet classes, we offer classes for adults including Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Flamenco, and Tap. Read a summary about there classes on our Adult Dance Program page.

American Dance Institute Adult Ballet Students in Ballet Studio #1

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Great ballet training without judgement or pretentiousness.

"When I moved to Seattle, ADI was immediately inviting, open, and welcoming in every way. The studios, directorship, and staff offer a home for great training without judgement or pretentiousness." 

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Deena & Ariel in an Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk performance.

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American Dance Institute Students  Sofia &  Deena performing for Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk.

Adult Ballet Class Ratings
  • Fun & Invogorating
  • Great Teachers
  • Non-Competitiveness
  • Personalized attention
  • Friendly
  • Consistently Excellent Dance Instruction
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