Ballet School ⋆American Dance Institute⋆ Greenwood, Magnolia, Shoreline

Ballet  For Juniors

  "Children learn how to strive for excellence when placed in a dance studio with like-minded students."      E. Chayer

In addition to the class offerings on this page, American Dance Institute's ballet  schools offer a comprehensive selection of adult ballet classes, children's ballet classes for ages 5-7, ballet and tap dance classes for ages 5-7 kid's ballet classes for ages 8-10, and teenage ballet classes.

Junior Ballet Classes

2018-2019 School Year Schedule

(Ages 11-14)

Most of our 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. 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.


The Greenwood and Magnolia sessions run September 17, 2018 - June 20, 2019.
The Shoreline session runs September 11, 2018 - June 13, 2019.

Greenwood Ballet School

Junior/Teen Ballet  II & III

Students should register for two
classes per week. 

Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30PM with Kara Burrows in Studio #1

Thursdays, 5:15-6:30PM with Kara Burrows in Studio #1

Saturdays, 1:15-2:30PM with Abby Zimmerman in Studio #1

Junior Ballet  IV 

(ages 10-14)

Mondays, 4:45-6:15PM, with Abby Zimmerman in Studio #1

Saturdays, 10:40-11:55AM with Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2

Junior Beginning Pointe 

(ages 11-14)

Requires instructor's permission.

Saturdays, 12:15-1:15  with Abby Zimmerman in Studio #1

Magnolia Ballet School

Junior/Teen Ballet IV

Mondays, 5:15-6:30PM with Margaret Behm

A second class in Greenwood is recommended.

New Shoreline Ballet School

We do not currently offer Junior/Teen Ballet in Shoreline. Please check our Greenwood or Magnolia schedules.

Studio Quality Recital Photography

Fine student images from our June 2018 dance recital.  

Area Children Danced The Nutcracker With The Esteemed Moscow Ballet At Seattle's Paramount Theater in 2017!

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Ballet Schools: You're looking for ballet school for kids ages 11-14. How do you find a great ballet school? What questions should you ask? Here is some advice. 

  • Seek out non-competitive kid's ballet dance classes where everyone is friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Look for a ballet school where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child.
  • Insist on a ballet school whose studio floors are 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect their feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven to bid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • And find ballet schools with accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason.
  • With chemical free, clean, bright studios, sunlit, if possible.
  • Most importantly look for a ballet school that has expert ballet dance teachers who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.

Meet Your Ballet Teachers

"Just as in any great school, the quality of the teacher makes all the difference." 

                                                  Elizabeth Chayer

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 Elizabeth Chayer 

 Founder/Director American Dance institute 


"Young children do not understand competition. We encourage students to first discover their 'own best self', not to compare themselves to others who may have more or less natural ability. " 

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Ariel, a long-time American Dance Institute student, chats up the Junior Ballet students back stage before a Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk performance.

American Dance Institute Jr. Ballet Class Seattle

The teaching is upbeat, fun and encouraging! 

My 9 year old daughter took dance classes at American Dance Institute. She loved her class and teacher, Miss Tara. They learned technique, musicality, rhythm, as well as teamwork. I find the atmosphere supportive and non-competitive. The philosophy is to nurture a love of dance and movement. The teaching is upbeat, fun, and encouraging. I highly recommend ADI!

Susan F. 
Former ADI Parent

Ballet Schools: You're looking for ballet school for kids ages 11-14. How do you find a great ballet school? What questions should you ask? Here is some advice. 

  • Seek out non-competitive kid's ballet dance classes where everyone is friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Look for a ballet school where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child.
  • Insist on a ballet school whose studio floors are 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect their feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven to bid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • And find ballet schools with accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason.
  • With chemical free, clean, bright studios, sunlit, if possible.
  • Most importantly look for a ballet school that has expert ballet dance teachers who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.

Join our mailing list to get new class announcements & helpful dance tips here.

Parent/Student Class Ratings
  • Fun & Invogorating
  • Great Teachers
  • Non-Competitiveness
  • Personalized attention
  • Friendly & Non-Intimidating
  • Consistently Excellent Instruction
  • Family Freindly
  • Value
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