Hip Hop Dance Classes

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Beginner Hip Hop Dance Classes: 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! 

Rated 4.4 by 1,428 students

About Our Hip Hop Classes

  • Our beginner hip hop dance classes 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 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 hip hop dance class before or have studied ballet 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. 

Fall 2021 Schedule

September 13, 2021 - February 6, 2022

In-Studio Class Schedule

Online Class Schedule

What To Wear To Your Hip Hop Dance Class

Students should wear comfortable workout clothes and clean sneakers (that are not worn outdoors).

Six Seattle Area Dance Studios In Four Convenient Locations

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Wedgwood: NE 7500 25th NE, Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98115

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Greenwood: 8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

American Dance Institute Magnolia

Magnolia: 2410 32nd Ave West, Seattle WA 98199

American dance institute Shoreline

Shoreline: 1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155

Our State Of The Art On Line Technology.

ADI's State of the art live streaming technology
Mihkai Wickline in an onine ballet class at home.

The Quality Online Class Room Experience - At Home

  • All studio broadcasts are via hard wire ethernet connections to insure best streaming quality.
  • Large TV screens allow teachers to clearly see their students.
  • Teachers give student corrections very effectively.
  • Excellent voice quality allows students to clearly hear teacher.
  • Excellent music transmission quality allows students to hear music in real time (without lags).
  • Students are able to see and chat with their classmates to maintain and grow friendships.

Dennis Landmesser

We asked Dennis Landmesser, how he liked his live streamed online dance class today with instructor Dakota Crist.

The dance class today with Dakota was more than I could have hoped to expect.  I don't know what to rave about more, the quality of the production or the excellence to the class.  

Dakota thought to ask at the start of class if there were any injuries which was especially meaningful to me today because I have a sore knee.  

Her instructions were clear and complete and made perfect sense.  The corrections were thoughtful and meaningful.  Dakota is golden and to be highly valued.

Since March, I've suffered through six months of ZOOM frustrations.  ADI has excelled in solving that misery.  I could have been watching a high definition Blu-ray with Dolby sound.  

Thanks for asking,

Dennis Landmesser

Hip Hop Classes For Kids?

In addition to the Adult Hip Hop class offerings here, American dance institute offers hip hop classes for ages 11-14hip hop for ages 8-10, and hip-hop for ages 5-7.

The readers of Fresh Chalk have voted American Dance Institute the Best Seattle Dance Classes.

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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! "

What Is A Hip Hop Dance Class 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. 

Adult Hip Hop Classes: Meet Your Dance Instructors
Margaret Behm, Modern dance instructor American Dance Institute

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.

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Margaret's Bio

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 Dancetheatre in Denver, CO and most recently with Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM.

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Margaret has directed the pre-professional programs at Mountain Dance in Fort Collins, where she also grew up dancing. At Keshet Dance Company, her teaching experience was diverse and included teaching Adaptive dance, working with dancers with disabilities.

Margaret is a dance and teaching artist with an affinity for improvisation, and a desire to explore the infinite ways her body moves. As a teacher, she takes pride in guiding others’ discoveries of their dancing bodies, and wants everyone to feel empowered to take up space in the world.

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Margaret is new to Seattle and incredibly excited to get involved with the dance community and to be joining the staff at ADI.

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ADI instructor Margaret Behm with students Sara, Jessica, Carly, Sophia and Ann at our first Junior/Teen Intermediate Jazz class at our new Magnolia studio. Great work tonight girls. So happy to have you in our ADI family.

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Morgan Thompson American Dance Institute Hip Hop Instructor

Morgan Thompson

Dancing has been an integral part of Morgan Thompson's life since he was 8 years old. He's studied ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and Hip-Hop.

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Morgan Thompson American Dance Institute Hip Hop Instructor

Morgan Thompson

It became clear that hip hop was his strength and he audition for and performed with Breaking Point Dance Company (BPDC) for five years. He's since been a part of many performing companies in Washington: DC9, Next Edition, Bad Kids, and Kontagious. The latter most company I started teaching for at the age of 16.

He then attended and was graduated from Eckerd College with a degree in Arts for Theater. While there, he maintained his teaching focus at FYI dance studio. He also taught at a school for underprivileged children and provided after school classes. Upon graduating Morgan made  his way back home to the great Pacific Northwest and is spreading the love of dance once more.

"I loved learning the basic fundamentals of hip hop, says Morgan, and I pass that on to my students. In my class we’ll not only learn hip hop, but we’ll learn about the different styles of hip hop: Popping, Locking, Krumping, Breaking, Modern Studio and more. I love bringing positivity and energy to my classes so prepare to wake up and get moving when you’re with me!"

Morgan's been teaching Hip Hop for American Dance Institute since 2018.

Jay Tan, dance teacher, American Dance Institute
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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."

Miles Mawa, Instrucotr The American Dance Institute

Miles Mawa

Myles Mawa studied Musical Theatre at Roosevelt High School and Hip Hop and Urban Contemporary Dance at Westlake Dance Center, Affiliates, The Lab, and D&G Studio.

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He has taught for HHSA, Penguin Productions Hip-Hop Workshop, Northwest School Performance Group,  and the Little Gym. 

Myles also serves as Dance Captain for Roosevelt High School's Theatre Department and Roosevelt High School's Dance Team.  

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I had a blast in my hip hop class!

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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