Adult Hip Hop Dance Classes

Seattle & Shoreline

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

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About Our Hip Hop Dance Classes for Beginner Adults

  • 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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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?

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. 

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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.

Jay Tan, dance teacher, American Dance Institute
Jay Tan

Hip Hop & Urban Dance

Jay Tan’s love for dance and movement began at 15 years old, in Singapore, when he participated in a cultural festival that incorporated various art forms to promote peace. From there, he dabbled in both modern contemporary and hip hop for two years, before fully immersing himself in hip hop and its culture. 

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Jay found his first dance family with Singapore’s Soka Youth Dance Crew and has competed and performed internationally.

He became Artistic Director of NTU MJ Hip Hop and eventually produced and directed a 2-hour dance musical production involving 120 dancers in the company.

Jay’s other accomplishments include providing artistic direction for the opening ceremony of the first inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Artistic Director of Hip Hop Connxion Indiana, and founder/director of the ‘Jaywalkerz’ an Indiana based kids hip hop dance company.

He also had the opportunity under Boogiezone, to learn and perform alongside Napoleon and Tabitha (Nappytabs), Emmy Award-winning choreographers who are best known for their choreography on the television show So You Think You Can Dance.

Jay has mentored close to 150 dancers, using movement to instill positive values and life lessons. His classes focus on foundational techniques as well as choreography that fuses elements from different dance forms.

Jay believes that dance is more than just movement. It is an expression of the soul that needs to be seen and heard and a powerful tool that can instill positive change in our society.

When Jay is not dancing, he is either reading to expand his perspectives or exploring the beautiful outdoors in Washington and getting inspiration from his surroundings for his next creative endeavors."

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!


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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! "

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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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