Kid’s Ballet Classes ⋆ Non-competitive ⋆ Invigorating ⋆ Fun…and no snootiness allowed :)

Kid's Ballet classes in action at American Dance Institute.                       Wayne Rutledge Photography

Kid's Ballet Classes: About Ours

Learn everything you need to know about this class to make an informed choice. 

All of our kid's ballet classes include barre, center, stretching, adagio and allegro work. We focus on clean execution and both a physical and intellectual understanding of how and why each movement is executed. With our exclusive teaching methods, your child will progress further, faster and safer in half the time required by other schools. Whether you are experimenting to see where your child's interests lie are or have an aspiring dancer in the works, our ballet classes will satisfy you.

Kid's Ballet Class Schedule

Greenwood Ballet Classes

 Kid's Ballet: Beginning I

Ages 8-10

Saturday, 2:30-3:30PM, Margaret Behm

Studio #1

Magnolia Ballet Classes

Kid's Ballet: Beginning Ib

Returning students ages 8-10

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 with Margaret Behm

Children’s Ballet: Beginning II

Ages 8-10

Monday, 4:45-6:00PM, Maia Nowack, Studio # 2

Saturday, 11:30-12:45PM, Alyssa Brillinger     Studio #2

Children’s Ballet: Intermediate  

Ages 9-11

Monday, 4:30-5:40 with Margaret Behm

Wednesday, 4:30-5:45 with Amy Beck

Kids Ballet For Ages 11-14

Greenwood Ballet Classes

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet I

Ages 11-14

Tuesday 4:00-5:15pm, Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Saturday, 3:30-4:45pm, Maia Nowack, Studio #2

Magnolia Ballet Classes

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet 

Ages 11-14

Monday 7:45-9:00am with Margaret Behm

Saturdays 1:45-3:00pm with Emilee Putsche

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet II

Ages 11-14

Tuesday, 4:00-5:15pm, Jenn Taranto, Studio # 2

Junior/Teen Intermediate Ballet

Ages 13+

 Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm with Abby Zimmerman

 Fridays 7:15-8:45pm with Emilee Putsche

Junior/Teen Ballet V

Ages 11-14

Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm, Kara Burrows, Studio # 1

Saturday, 8:50-10:20am, Amy Beck, Studio #1

Kid's Ballet Class Attire

Ballet for Kids: Beginning Student's School Year Attire:

Girls Ballet: Wear short sleeve cotton leotard (Bloch style CL 5402) in Pastel Blue, pink tights and pink Ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a bun if it will fit. If short, it should be pulled back off the face.
Boys Ballet: Wear black tights, white T-Shirt and black or white Ballet slippers.
Junior Ballet Attire: Girls wear cotton tank leotard (Bloch style # 5405) in black, pink tights and pink Ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a bun if it will fit. If short, it should be pulled back off the face.
Boys wear black tights, white T-Shirt and black or white Ballet slippers.

SUMMER SESSION DRESS CODE: Children can wear any leotard they already own and purchase the appropriate when they register for classes in the fall. If it is hot, children can wear just their leotard, or wear their leotard with bike-shorts.

Attire: available at Center Stage Capezio 5261 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98115 (527-4697) or check our swap box.

Ballet Classes for Kids: Finding Excellent Classes

You're looking for kid's ballet classes For ages 8-10 but how do you find excellent classes?  What questions do you ask?  Here is some advice. 

  • Look for non-competitive kids ballet dance classes where everyone is friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Find a kid's ballet class where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child.
  • Insist on dance studios with specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect their feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven forbid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • Seek out children's ballet dance schools with customer accommodating policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason.
  • Try to find dance studios that are clean, bright and sunlit.
  • Most importantly look for a dance school that has highly trained, expert 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.

Kid's Ballet Locations Here

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Elizabeth Chayer ADI Founder/Director

Children & Competition

"Young children have yet to develop a healthy perspective with wich to frame ballet's competitiveness. Bad expereinces can damage a child's self image and dampen their enthusiasim for ballet. To protect fragile self-images, we encourage young 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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Meet Your Teachers

"Just as in the best schools, the quality of the dance teacher makes such a difference. That's why I only hire 'gifted instructors' and mentor them to meet the highest dance teaching standards."

                                        Elizabeth Chayer

American Dance Institute dance teacher Kara Burrows teaches Childrens ballet dance classes

Kara Burrows

"...class is always challenging, but she is very patient."

American Dance Institute dance teacher Rebecca greenfield Barney, teaches Childrens ballet dance classes

Rebecca Greenfield

"Rebecca is a creative, engaged, inspiring instructor." 

American Dance Institute dance teacher Amy Bartram teaches Childrens ballet dance classes

Amy Beck

"She has a quiet teaching style that is fun & enjoyable."

American Dance Institute dance Teacher Jenn Tarranto Childrens ballet dance classes

Jenn Taranto

"Jenn Taranto is the BEST ballet teacher I've ever had in my life. "  Muratani

American Dance Institute dance teacher Alyssa Billinger teaches Childrens ballet dance classes

Alyssa Billinger

" I believe we couldn't have had a better experience and teacher."   Emily H. Seattle (Yelp)

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
American Dance Institute dance teacher Kara Burrows and Rebecca Barney teach children's Ballet dance classes,

Backstage, under the careful supervision of Instructor, Rebecca Greenfield, Office Manager,  Mary Castaniada, and Instructor, Kara Burrows, the Ballet I students await their cue to enter stage right for their first in-studio Art Walk performance. They'll be  dancing with the adult Ballet student performers.

American Dance Institute children;s Ballet dance classes during Artwalk

They've done well. Taking their final bow, the audience obviously appreciates their talent and how well they are progressing.

Here's what parents and children say about Seattle's American Dance Institute.

Ballet classes for kids
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Quality ballet classes in a friendly, unpretentious school that focuses on movement, clean technique, and training and not on winning competitions, costumes, and fru fru.