Preschool Activities: Creative Dance Classes

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Wayne Rutledge

These adorable creative dance students are taking their bows, having just performed for their families in our in-house dance recital.

Preschool Activities: Why Creative Dance is the Best

Does your child love to move when you play music? Play music and they will dance around the room. Observe them closely and you will notice that they repeat the same movements over and over. They not only have a limited early speaking vocabulary, they have a limited early movement vocabulary. The best Creative Dance activities engage your child's imagination. Expanding their movement vocabulary in our creative dance classes is so beneficial. We make learning fun and that is why this is a perfect preschool activity for your child.

Our creative dance classes work on things like developing body awareness, loco-motor skills, strength, and flexibility. However, children are capable of learning much more, and we take full advantage of this opportunity. 

We introduce your child to movement concepts such as levels and directions in space, pathways, and qualities of movement. Your child will see, feel, and experience moving fast, slow, sharp, smooth, strong, light, etc. For example, they will take one movement that feels very familiar in their body, and with the instructors guidance, make it into a dozen different movement variations. They’ll try it high, low, backwards, upside down, with a partner, etc. It’s all wrapped in fun creative themes and it opens up unlimited possibilities to move, express, and relate to the world around them.

Summer Creative Dance Class Schedule

  • We willl continue live streaming many classes through the Fall session. Any in-studio classes will be limited to five students and will adhere to Washington Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.

Fall In-Studio Class Schedule

Fall Live-Streamed Class Schedule

DRESS CODE


Girls wear black cotton tank leotard, pink footless tights, and bare feet. No skirts/tutus please! Except for special skirt days. 

Boys wear black shorts or sweats, white t-shirt, and bare feet.

These items can be picked up at Centerstage Dance Shop, 5261 University Way NE or order online at Discount Dance Supply and use school code TP120018

Our State Of The Art Live Streaming Technology.

ADI's State of the art live streaming technology
Mihkai Wickline in an onine ballet class at home.

The Quality Online Class Room Experience - At Home.

  • All studio broadcasts are via hard wire ethernet connections to insure best broadcast quality.
  • Large TV screens that allow teachers to clearly see their students.
  • Teachers make student corrections very effectively.
  • Allows students to see and visit with each other mainting friendship bonds.
  • Excellent voice quality allows students to clearly hear teacher.
  • Excellent music transmission quality allows students to hear music in real time (without lags).

Dennis Landmesser

We asked Dennis Landmesser, how he liked his live streamed class today with instructor Dakota Crist.

The class today with Dakota was more than I could have hoped to expect.  I don't know what to rave about more, the quality of the production or the excellence to the class.  Dakota thought to ask at the start of class if there were any injuries which was especially  meaningful to me today because I have a sore knee.  Her instructions were clear and complete and made perfect sense.  The corrections were thoughtful and meaningful.  Dakota is golden and to be highly valued.

Since March, I've suffered through six months of ZOOM frustrations.  ADI has excelled in solving that misery.  I could have been watching a high definition BlueRay with Dolby sound.  

Thanks for asking,

Dennis Landmesser

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Six Dance Studios In Four Convenient Locations

Our In-Studio Classes Are Temporaily Closed To Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus

Shoreline, WA

1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155

Greenwood

8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

Magnolia

2410 32nd Ave West, Seattle WA 98199

Wedgwood

NE 7500 25th NE, Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98115

Our Shoreline dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located very close to the corner of NE 175th Street and 15th Ave Northwest, in the North City neighborhood. Enter the 2nd floor dance studio by the door nestled in the middle of this L shaped building. Open for live stream and in studio classes.

Our Greenwood dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located at the corner of 80th and Greenwood Ave North, cater corner to Diva Espresso. Our office is in the back of the building as are the studio entrances. If you are new, check in at the office and say hello! Open for live stream and in studio classes.

Our Magnolia dance school neighbors are Ace Hardware & Magnolia Garden Center. There's plenty of street parking and in the back alley. Enter the dance studio lobby by the back (alley) door. Open for live stream and in studio classes.

Our Wedgwood dance school dance studio is located at the corner of NE 75th and 25th NE  across the street from Shell station, and just 1/2 block from Dahl Playfield.  There is some parking in the lot and plenty of street parking. Open for live stream and in studio classes.

American dance institute Shoreline

Shoreline from NE 175th Street

american dance institute studio front, 8001 greenwood ave north, seattle, wa 98103

Greenwood 

Magnolia

Wedgwood

Meet Your Child's Creative Dance Teachers

"Just as is true in the best preschool activities, the quality of the creative dance teacher makes all the difference."                                 Elizabeth Chayer, Founder & Director

Alyssa Brillinger, American Dance Institute

Alyssa has a BA in English from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she minored Dance. While at Hope, she studied under instructors associated with the Ailey School, Alonzo King LINES training program, the Joffrey Ballet, Lehrer Dance, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Nikolais/Louis, and Pilobolus.

Margaret Behm, Modern dance instructor American Dance Institute

Originally from Fort Collins, CO, Margaret holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been a member of Louder than Words Dance Theatre in Denver, CO and most recently with Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM.

Emily Curtis

Emily Curtiss holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Montana. She had her early training at Studio One and Allegro Dance Studio, both in Sandpoint, Idaho. She studied Ballet, Jazz and Modern and danced for 4 years on the Sandpoint High School Dance Team.   She Emily has extensive choreographic and performance experience and has been teaching since 2012.

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