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Ballet Classes For Adults

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Ballet Classes: Our 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 Shoreline and Seattle?

A short video of new beginning and returning ballet dance students in their 2nd week of classes. Looking good!

Ballet Classes For All Ages

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

Adult Ballet Classes: An Overview Of Ours

Our ballet classes for adults in Shoreline and Seattle 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.

Most of our Seattle and Shoreline Ballet classes are offered as a twice a week class as it is strongly recommended as a minimum for the study of Ballet. It truly expedites the muscle memory allowing dancers to progress much more quickly.

If you can only attend once a week, it is recommended you take one of the single weekend classes. However, if one weekday class is all that works for you, we would still love to have you. Just expect that there will be a difference in technical ability from some of the other students at the end of the session.

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

Winter/Spring 2018

Shoreline ballet classes start March 12, 2018

Greenwood & Magnolia Winter/Spring Session runs February 5 - June 17, 2018. 

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

Adult Ballet Classes In Greenwood
Ages 18-99

Ballet For Beginners Level Ia for new beginners in Greenwood

Sundays: 11:15 am-12:30 PM with beginning ballet classes instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2

Adult Ballet For Beginners Level Ib for new beginners in Greenwood

Mondays: 7:45-9:15 PM with ballet class instructor, Rebecca Barney in Studio #1

Wednesdays: 11:30am-1:00 pm with ballet class instructor, Jenn Taranto, Studio in #2

Wednesdays: 7:45-9:15 PM with 
ballet classes instructor, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Ballet For Beginners Level II in Greenwood

Tuesdays: 7:45-9:15 PM with ballet for beginners instructor, Maia Nowack in Studio #2

Thursdays: 8:00-9:15: PM with
ballet for beginners instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2

Sundays: 12:00-1:30 PM with
ballet for beginners instructor, Jenn Taranto in Studio #1

Intermediate Ballet Classes In Greenwood

Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM with ballet class Instructor, Kara Burrows in Studio #1

Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 PM with
ballet class instructor,  Kara Burrows in Studio #1

Saturdays: 10:45 am-12:15 PM with ballet instructor, Amy Beck in Studio #1

Pointe Classes In Greenwood

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

Pointe Class Level I

Saturdays: 12:15-1:15 PM with
ballet classes class instructor Instructor Abby Zimmerman in Studio #1

Pointe Class Level II

Thursdays: 8:00-9:00 PM with
ballet class instructor Instructor: Kara Burrows in Studio #1

Ballet Classes For Adults In Magnolia
Ages 18-99

Adult Ballet Classes in Magnolia
Ages 18-99

Ballet Classes for Beginners Levels Ib & II  For Returning Students in Magnolia

Mondays: 7:15-8:30 PM with beginning ballet classes instructor, Amy Beck

Thursdays: 6:45-8:00 PM with
beginning ballet classes instructor, Margaret Behm

Adult Ballet Classes In Shoreline Begin March 12th
Ages 18-99

    All Shoreline Adult Ballet Classes Meet In Studio #2

Ballet Classes for Beginners Level I in Shoreline
Ages 18-99

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 
6:00-7:30 pm with ballet classes instructors, Emily Paul & Emily Curtiss

Saturdays: 11:30am-1:00 pm with ballet classes instructor, Margaret Behm

Adult Ballet Classes for Beginners Level II in Shoreline
Ages 18-99

Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00 pm with adult ballet classes instructors, Emily Paul & Emily Curtiss

Sundays12:00-1:30 pm with adult ballet classes instructor, Dakota Crist

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 in Shoreline & Seattle

Attire: Any comfortable dance attire is acceptable.

Attire Available at Center Stage Capezio 


Class Meeting Frequency

Adult Ballet Shoreline & Seattle:  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.

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 Ballet instructors break everything down so that you learn it quickly. 

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

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Students engaged in barre exercises during Adult Ballet dance Classes at american dance institute

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ADI's  Seattle and Shoreline 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?

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." 

Joshua Crouch Professional Dancer/Teacher

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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
  • Value