Adult Ballet Classes In Non-Competitive, Invigorating, Friendly Dance Studios…(and no snootiness allowed :)

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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?

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

Summer 2017

Session runs: June 26 - August 31, 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

Beginning Ballet Ia (new students)

Monday, 11:15AM-12:45PM, Margaret Behm, Studio #2

Monday, 7:45-9:15PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Wednesday, 7:45-9:15PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Sunday, 2:00-3:30PM, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #1

Ballet Classes For Adults Greenwood

Beginning Ballet Ib
(returning beginners)

Sunday, 12:30-2:00PM, Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Ballet II

Tuesday, 7:45-9:15PM, Maia Nowack, Studio #2

Thursday, 8:00-9:15PM, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Ballet Classes Greenwood

Intermediate Ballet

Ballet Studio #1

Tuesday, 6:30-8:00PM

Thursday, 6:30-8:00PM

Saturday, 11:00AM-12:30PM

Taught by: Kara Burrows

Ballet Classes For Adults Magnolia

Ages 18-99

Beginning Ballet Ib
(returning beginners)

Thursday, 7:45-9:15PM, Margaret Behm

Ballet II

Monday, 7:45-9:15PM, Amy Beck



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.)

Beginning Pointe

Thursday, 8:00-9:00PM

Taught by: Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Intermediate Pointe & Variations

Saturday, 12:30-2:00PM

Taught by: Kara Burrows, Studio #1

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 $20!

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

Summer Classes Begin June 26, 2017

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Register by May 24th to receive the early bird discount!

Adult Ballet Classes Schedule

Winter-Spring 2017

Session runs: February 6 - June 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

Beginning Ballet Ia (new students)

Monday, 7:45-9:15PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1  

Tuesday, 12:00-1:30PM, Jenn Taranto, Studio #2

Wednesday, 7:45-9:15PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1  

Sunday, 2:00-3:30PM, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #1  

Ballet Classes For Adults Greenwood

Beginning Ballet Ib/II

Tuesday, 7:45-9:15PM, Maia Nowack, Studio #2

Thursday, 8:00-9:15PM, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Sunday, 12:30-2:00PM, Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Adult Ballet II with Choreography and Variations

Sunday, 11:00AM-12:30PM, Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Ballet Classes Greenwood

Intermediate Ballet

Ballet Studio #1

Tuesday, 6:30-8:00PM

Thursday, 6:30-8:00PM

Saturday, 11:20AM-12:50PM

Taught by: Kara Burrows

Ballet Classes For Adults Magnolia

Ages 18-99

Beginning Ballet I

Thursday, 7:45-9:15PM, Margaret Behm

Friday, 12:15pm-1:45PM, Emilee Putsche

Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM, Emilee Putsche

Beginning Ballet II

Monday, 7:30pm-9:00PM, Amy Beck

Intermediate Ballet

Tuesday, 6:30-8:00PM, Abby Zimmerman

Wednesday, 10:45AM-12:15PM, Maia Nowack

Friday, 10:45AM-12:15PM, Abby Zimmerman



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.)

Beginning Pointe

Thursday, 8:00-9:00PM

Taught by: Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Intermediate Pointe & Variations

Saturday, 12:50-2:20PM

Taught by: Kara Burrows, Studio #1

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 $20

Magnolia Studio: Sorry, we do not offer Drop In​s for adult classes in Magnolia. Until we have a solid number of full time students, we require full session registration.

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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.

Ballet School: Where is this Seattle ballet school?

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

Meet Your Ballet Teachers

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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. 2 Ballet classes and a Contemporary class, etc.) 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 2 ballet technique classes per week in addition to the pointe class to be eligible 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.

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Our non-competitive 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. Serious ballet instruction for people who don't take themselves too seriously.