Hip Hop Dance Classes

In Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia, Shoreline

Beginner Hip Hop Dance Classes for Adults: Seattle Hip Hop dance instructor, Tracey Wong, pictured leading a beginning hip hop class in 2016. Check out our fun hip hop classes by signing up for a free trial today! 

Rated 4.4 by 2,714 students

Looking another age group? Go here: TeensKids Ages 8-14 and Kids ages 5-7.

About Our Hip Hop Dance Classes

  • Our hip hop dance classes for adults are genuine beginner classes. You won't be placed in a class with more experienced dancers that force the class to move faster than you're ready for.
  • Your adult hip hop dance class starts with a thorough warm up to loosen up, build core strength, and improve body control.
  • We will break everything down into easy-to-learn steps so you can master the choreography.

Class Levels

  • Hip Hop I: Starts at the very beginning. It is designed for students who have never taken a dance class for adults hip hop before or have studied so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.
  • Hip Hop I.5: For students who have had 4-6 months of recent hip hop dance training.
  • Hip Hop II: Have been studying Hip Hop recently and or consistently for a year of more.
  • Intermediate: An intermediate is fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in movement vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated dance combinations readily. 

Class Schedule

Fall 2022 Schedule

September 19, 2022 - February 12, 2023

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Winter/Spring 2023 Schedule

February 13, 2023 - June 22, 2023

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Winter 2023 Schedule

January 2, 2023 - March 26, 2023

Winter Session 2023 Class Schedule    Click Here

What To Wear To Your Hip Hop Adults Dance Classes

Students should wear comfortable workout clothes and clean sneakers (that are not worn outdoors).
Note: Street sneakers are not allowed on the dance floor.

What is a Hip Hop class like?

Greenwood students having fun.
Brinn Coleman-Kjesbu, Teacher

Dance Classes Hip Hop for Adults: Meet Your Dance Instructors

Brinn Coleman Hip Hop & Modern Dance Instructor
Brinn Coleman-Kjesbu, Teacher,  Administrator

Hip Hop,  Modern &  Administrative Assistant

Brinn Coleman attended Humboldt State University where he graduated with honors with his degree in Dance Studies.

He was born and raised in Arcata, California where he grew up in a studio and was trained in ballet. 

At the age of ten... 

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he began training in hip hop, modern, and contemporary dance styles.

During his time at Humboldt State University, he had the pleasure of working with talented choreographers such as Sharon Butcher, Kyleigh Carlson, and Emmy-award winning choreographer, Daryl Thomas.

Brinn attended the 2020 Western regional conference of the American College Dance Association in Arizona.

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Ria Llanto Martin, Teacher

Hip,  Hop, Jazz

Ria holds a teaching certificate from DeLa Salle University, a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership from Every Nation School of World Missions, a Graduate Diploma in Intercultural and Urban Studies from the Asian Theological Seminary, and is a Doctoral candidate from Western Seminary.

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Ria grew up in the Philippines and began her dance studies when she was 7 years old. She trained in Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Jazz with Power Dance Company under the direction of Douglas Nierras. 

She then moved more into commercial dance attending multiple workshops with Hotlegs. Though Ria was invited to audition for the performing company, she did not see herself as a full-time performer. But her love for dance continued and she has had several opportunities to teach, perform and work backstage. 

She was the resident choreographer and dance teacher in a Philippine High School for three years before moving to Seattle in 2012. Ria is currently a dance instructor at the University of Washington.

Emma Holden, Teacher, Shoreline

Emma Holden

Emma Holden studied Hip-Hop at the American Dance Institute for several years while in elementary school and served as the Dance Captain for Ballard High School’s Dance Team while in high school. She currently attends UW, serves as an administrative assistant for ADI, and will teach Hip-Hop and Creative Dance at our Greenwood location this Fall.



Madison Au, Dance Teacher, American Danceinstitute
Madison (Madi) Au, Teacher,
Greenwood, Magnolia, Wedgwood

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.

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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!

Kalena Tadio, (center) Hula and Hip Hop Teacher American Dance Institute
Kalena Tadio, Teacher, Shoreline

Kalena Tadio joins the American Dance Institute's Shoreline studios, where she will teach hip-hop, hula, and contemporary dance to
adults, teens, and children.

Kalena Tadio started dancing when she was five years old. She studied hip-hop, hula, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical/contemporary, and modern dance.
She received training at


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Pac West Performing Arts in Snohomish, Washington. She has gone on to teach and choreograph many performances.

Kalena loves to dance and wants to share it with all her students.

She can't wait to dance with you!

Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?

Six spacious dance studios in four locations including Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia, and Shoreline.

Click on any red flag above to learn more about our studio locations.
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I had a blast in my hip hop class!

Mary L. wrote; "In my search  for a great adult hip hop dancing class I found American Dance Institute, and WOW, they have great dance classes, with super-friendly teachers who break class down so that it's easy to understand. I love it! "

Testimonials

Adult ballet dance class students Ryan, Mat, and Jenay from the American Dance Institute share a few things they enjoy about their new dance classes, dance teachers, fellow students, and the school.

What Are Beginner Hip Hop Dance Classes for Adults Like?

We get questions like this all the time from new students wanting to learn hip hop. Our classes are popular because we understand the needs of beginning dancers. Check out the videos below to get an idea of what our classes are like.

Watch this clip of a hip hop class to get an idea of what our classes are like. BTW it's their first class and they look great! This is actually a class taught as part of a birthday party for adults

This is a hip hop class for adult students at our Shoreline, WA studio. It the first class for these students, but instructor Jazrelle Kellough breaks down the steps to make learning hip hop fun!

Hip Hop dance instructor, Morgan Thompson, leads an energetic beginning hip hop class. 

Why Do We Dance?

A Survey Of New Beginner & Returning Dancers

We surveyed 150 discerning Seattle & Shoreline area dancers why they take dance classes. Here are their most insightful responses and you can watch them in the video too.  

  • I dance to set my body free.
  • I dance to put my mind at ease.
  • I dance to express my deepest self.
  • I dance to keep my life in balance.
  • I dance to fill my world with joy. 
  • I dance to feed my soul.
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