Adult Contemporary Dance Classes 

Ages 15 & Up

Contemporary dance class performers from a Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk event.

Class Schedules & Studio Locations

Fall Session

September 18, 2023 - February 11, 2024

About Our Contemporary Dance Classes

Continuous learning

In the contemporary class, students will be able to learn the basics of ballet, modern, lyrical and hip hop to create a unique and fluid way of moving! 

The first part of our contemporary dance lessons is a short but thorough warm-up to improve flexibility, strength, and body awareness. 

By the end of this series of classes, students will be proficient in the core basics and be able to execute choreography at a beginner level! They'll will walk away from each class feeling very connected to their body.

Ours is a beginner's class; intermediate and advanced level students are welcome; however, be advised that it will be taught at the beginning level and paced accordingly.

Meet Your Contemporary Dance Instructors

Elana Skeers, Dance Teacher, The American Dance Institute

Elana Skeers

ballet, tap & creative Dance

Since she started dancing at 2 years old, Elana has had many opportunities to follow her passion and grow as a dancer through her home studio and the Joffrey Ballet School.

She has attended many dance intensives, conventions, and competitions over the years to expand her dance training.

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She loves sharing her education and passion for dance with young dancers. Elana is continuing her dance education as a dance major at the UW; taking classes and participating in many performance opportunities.

On top of dancing, Elana enjoys camping with friends, family, and her dog, spending time at the beach, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Angie Ababurko

Mommy & Me, Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, and Adult Ballet.

Angie began her dance adventure in Port Angeles, WA studying Ballet, Gymnastics and Cheer at the age of 5 and through her youth. She continued to dance through high school being a part of the Rider Angels Dance Team which focused on Jazz and Modern dance styles. Moving to the Seattle area she furthered her dance studies and eventually became a part of a Contemporary Performing Company. 

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Dance has healed her life in many ways and her passion is to teach people to learn how to use dance to create happiness in their everyday lives. Her goal is to make everybody feel welcomed and free in classes to express and truly find themselves.  In her free time aside from dancing she considers herself somewhat of a movie nerd and enjoys spending time with family and friends, and of course her 3 cats. When weather and time allows it she loves being on the Peninsula in the woods or near the ocean in California.

Nalisha Rangel

 Ballet & Contemporary

Nalisha Rangel is completing our Teacher Training Certificate program and joins the American Dance Institute staff to teach ballet and contemporary dance.

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Nalisha Rangel started dancing when she was six years old, studying ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and modern dance at Arizona's Tucson School of Ballet, under Linda and Leslie Walker. After graduating high school, Nalisha moved to Flagstaff, where she continued her training at Coconino Community College. After moving to Seattle, she trained under Marlo Martin. 

Nalisha is also a self-taught, meditative ink illustrator and muralist, founder and Creative Director of Nalisha Estrellas. Check out her dance-related artwork(and more) at It is very lovely!

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