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.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Questions All Beginning Dancers & Parents Ask.

It's FREE here.

Class Schedules & Information

Winter-Spring 

Summer 2019

American Dance Institute on King 5's New Day TV Show 

American Dance Institute's founder/Director, Elizabeth Chayer is featured on King 5's New Day Television program promoting the school's partnership with the world acclaimed Moscow Ballet and their 2018 production of the Great Russian Nutcracker at Seattle's  Paramount Theater.

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 FREE 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.

Meet Your Ballet Teachers

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

                                                  Elizabeth Chayer

Adult Modern dance classes, contemporary dance classes

Abby Zimmerman

Monica Kerr

Coming Soon

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 Elizabeth Chayer 

 Founder/Director American Dance institute 

About Competitive Dance & Culture

"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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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 Kara. 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.

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