Kid’s Modern Dance – Ages 8-12

Children's modern classes dance students performing in a Greenwood Phinney Art Walk event.

American Dance Institute also offers teen modern dance classes, and Adult Modern / Contemporary Dance.

Children's Modern Dance Classes

  • Children's Modern Dance Classes: Each dance class starts with a thorough warm-up to build strength and stimulate core connections and body awareness.
  • The warm up is followed by phrase work focusing on directional and weight changes, rhythm, and Laban Fundamentals (i.e. time, space, effort, etc.) and finishes with some great innovative choreography to keep their minds and body in tip-top shape.
  • Your child will become more self-confident in their ability to create and more comfortable expressing ideas, a key leadership skill.
  • They'll experience an overall sense of fluidity, strength, and confidence in their everyday movement. Expand their movement vocabulary, sweat, laugh and have fun!

 Kid's Modern Dance Class Schedule

Winter/Spring 2018 


Greenwood and Magnolia Winter/Spring Sessions run February 5 - June 17, 2018. Shoreline session runs late January/ early February (once we open) to June 17, 2018.

Greenwood Kid's Modern Dance Classes

Children's Modern I in Greenwood
(ages 11-14)

Mondays, 4:00-5:00 PM, with Kid's Modern Dance Instructor, Abby Zimmerman, Studio #1

Junior/Teen Modern I in Greenwood 

(ages 11-14)

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 PM, with Kid's Modern Dance Instructor, Abby Zimmerman, in Studio #1

Magnolia Modern Dance Classes For Kids

Junior/Teen Modern I  
(ages 11-14)

Sundays, 2:45-4:00 PM with Modern Dance For Kids Instructor, Margaret Behm

Junior/Teen Modern II  
(ages 11-14)

Sundays, 1:30-2:45 PM with Modern Dance For Kids Instructor, Margaret Behm

Kids Modern Dance Classes in Shoreline 

Kid's Beginning Modern  Dance
(ages 8-10)

Sundays, 1:30-2:30 PM, with Kids's Beginning Modern Instructor, Dakota Crist, in Studio #1

Junior/Teen Beginning Modern Dance

(ages 11-14)

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 PM, with Beginning Modern Dance Instructor,
Maia Nowack, in Studio #2

Sundays, 3:30-4:45 PM PM, with Beginning Modern Dance Instructor, Emily Curtiss, in Studio #1

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

Kid's Modern Dance Class Attire

Kid's Modern Class Attire: Black calf-length dance pants or leggings with fitted t-shirt or tank top, bare feet.
Attire is available at Centerstage Capezio 5261 University NE (527-4697) or many local department stores.

Meet Your Children's Modern Dance Classes Teachers

"Just as in the best schools, the quality of the dance instructor makes all the difference."

                             Elizabeth Chayer

Finding A Great Children's Modern Dance Class

Children's modern dance classes for your 8 to 12-year-old are hard to find, but if you do hear of one, how do you determine if it's a good class? What questions do you ask?  Here is some tips. 

  • Look for non-competitive kid's modern dance classes where students friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • You want a class where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child.
  • The modern dance studio must have a specially designed '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.
  • Seek out a school with accommodating policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason. 
  • Most importantly look for dance schools that have expert modern dance teachers who will give your child personalized attention and 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.

Safe From Ridicule

lizabeth Chayer, American Dance Istitute, dance classes shoreline, ballet classes seattle

"In our non-competitive kid's modern dance classes, students are safe from snickering and ridicule. Our students feel safe, try new things, take risks and learn how to succeed."

Elizabeth Chayer, Founder/Director



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