Modern Dance Class for Kids Ages 8-11
Dance Institute's Children's Modern Dance class performing during an ArtWalk event in Greenwood Wayne Rutledge
Modern Dance Class for Kids Schedule
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Children's Modern Classes
September 19, 2022 - February 12, 2023
6:00-7:00 PM with
Wedgwood is not currently offering modern dance for this age group.
1:00-2:00 PM with
Dakota, SL Studio #2
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The American Dance Institute, an independent school, was rated as one of the three best dance schools in Seattle.
Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?
Six spacious dance studios in four locations including Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia, and Shoreline.
Jr. Teens in class with Margret Behm
The teacher is the determinant factor...
"Just as in the best public and private schools, the quality of the teacher in a class room and dance studio determines the quality of the student's class experience. American Dance Institute's teachers are the best. I know because I work very hard to find, mentor and retain them."
Elizabeth Chayer - Founder, Director, The American Dance Institute
Meet Your Children's Modern Dance Classes Teachers
The Teachers and Administration Staff of
Dakota Crist, Assistant School Director, Teacher/ Office Manager
Dakota Crist teaches dance and serves as the Shoreline Office Manager for American Dance Institute.
Dakota relocated to Seattle in 2013 and holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. She received her early dance education at the Creative Dance Center in Helena, MT.
As a young dancer, she attended Joffrey South, American Academy of Ballet, and Ballet West's summer intensives. Her love of dance drove her train pre-professionally with Ballet Montana and as a company trainee with Sacramento Ballet.
After graduating from Cornish, Dakota shifted her focus to dance education. She has been teaching dance since 2009 and has taught for ADI since 2018.
Madison (Madi) Au, Teacher,
Madison (Madi) Au, is a recent graduate from Cal Poly with a Dance Minor. Madi will teach Modern Dance, Hip-Hop, KPOP, Mommy/Daddy and Me, Creative Dance, and Pre-Ballet at our Greenwood, Magnolia, and Wedgewood locations.
She graduated from Cal Poly SLO, where she studied Psychology, Child Development, and Dance.
Madi has been dancing for over 20 years!
She teaches Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, and Hip Hop.
She has lived in California her whole life, and is new to the Seattle area.
She is also a Marketing Coordinator for Launch Pop, and enjoys many other art forms such as crochet, painting, drawing, and singing.
She look forward to getting to know everyone and spreading my love for dance!
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