Dance Classes For Toddlers ⋆ Mommy and Me ⋆ American Dance Institute

Dance Classes For Toddlers ⋆ Mommy and Me Classes

Dance classes for toddlers-Mommy and Me and and Daddy & Me too!  For  30 years,  American Dance Institute has provided quality children's development classes to Seattle's children. In this photo, parents and toddlers use a parachute to learn new movement concepts, spatial relationships, social skills, community and more. 

For Parents, Teens, Kids

We surveyed 300 discerning Seattle area parents asking why they insist on dance classes for their children. Here are the most often cited responses.   (53 seconds)

Mommy/Daddy And Me Classes/Dance Classes For Toddlers

...and Daddy & Me too!

Mommy/Daddy and Me Classes: At this early age, your child begins to learn in a classroom setting and will experience tremendous advancement in movement skills and ability to follow directions.

Dance Classes For Toddlers: Mommy and Me classes are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to develop healthy muscles and enhance flexibility.

Mommy and Me classes for 2.5-3.5 year olds: This class does a wonderful job preparing children for preschool, the arts, science, math, music, sports,  and more. Of course daddys are always welcome and encouraged to take a class with their toddler.

Toddler Dance Classes: Your child's cognitive development improves with dance movement unlike any other kind of activity. 

And Daddy & Me too :)

Mommy/ Daddy & Me Fall Dance Classes Schedule
(Ages 2.5-3.5)

9-Week Sessions

2018-2019 Shoreline 

Session Dates

Session #1: September 10 - November 11, 2018 

Session #2: November 12, 2018 - January 27, 2019 

Session #3: January 28 - March 31, 2019 

Session #4: April 1 - June 2, 2019

2018-2019 Greenwood and Magnolia

Session Dates

Session #1: September 17 - November 18, 2018 

Session #2: November 19, 2018 - February 10, 2019 

Session #3: February 11 - April 14, 2019 

Session #4: April 15 - June 16, 2019

Dance Classes For Toddlers in Greenwood

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #2

Fridays, 10:00-10:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #2

Saturdays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #2

Sundays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Margaret, in Studio #1

Dance Classes For Toddlers in Magnolia

Saturdays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor Sophia Arnall

Dance Classes For Toddlers in Shoreline

Sundays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Dakota Crist

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

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Meet Your Toddler 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.

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.

Sophie Stanley, American Dance Institute,

Sophie Stanley, Dance Teacher & Office Manage​, Shoreline WA

Sophia Stanley teaches dance at our Shoreline studio and serves as the office manager for American Dance Institute Shoreline and the Shoreline Music School.

Sophia graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a bachelors in News and Information.

Dakota Crist

Dakota Crist holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Dakota found her love for dance instruction in 2009. She is currently pursuing professional development in dance education.

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Dig Deeper: The Effects of a Creative Dance and Movement Program on the Social Competence of Head Start Preschoolers


The effects of an eight-week instructional program in creative dance/movement on the social competence of preschool children were assessed in this study utilizing a scientifically rigorous design. Forty preschool children from a large Head Start program were randomly assigned to participate in either an experimental dance program or an attention control group. Teachers and parents, blind to the children's group membership, rated children's social competence both before and after the program, using English and Spanish versions of the Social Competence Behavior Evaluation: Preschool Edition. The results revealed significantly greater positive gains over time in the children's social competence for the experimental group compared with the control group. Small-group creative dance instruction appears to be an excellent mechanism for enhancing social competence and improving behavior. (edited for brevity)

Creative dance instruction for preschoolers: Excellent for enhancing social competence & improving behavior. Adam Winsler, Department of Psychology 3F5, George Mason University

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Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2006.00353.x

Adam Winsler, Department of Psychology 3F5, George Mason University 


Social Development

Social Development

Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 501–519, August 2006