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Hip Hop Dance Classes for Kids Ages 8-11

Our 'hip hop dance classes for kids' students performing at our 29th Annual dance recital in 2019.

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About Our Hip Hop Dance Classes For Kids Program

Movement, Improvisation & Fitness For Ages 8-14

Hip Hop Classes For Kids: Develops amazing core strength.

Hip hop dance classes for kids class starts with a thorough warm up, then shifts to strengthening the core muscles necessary for body control and proper technique. Later in class, we introduce the latest funk and hip-hop moves, followed by lots of choreography to develop the expressive abilities of the dancers. It's hard work and your child will receive a good workout. All they know is that they are having fun. 

Hip Hop Classes For Kids: Not a fad, an art form.

Hip-Hop Dance is easy to dismiss as just the latest fad dance style but it started in the 1960's and it's still here today so, it's no fad. If it's not already, Kids Hip-Hop dancing is fast entering the mainstream dance culture. If your child wants to learn hip hop dance, we will teach them the best elements of this very fun, stylish and 'hip' dance style.

And of course, we play only clean music selections that are always family friendly.

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. 

Some semesters have us combining levels to insure enough students for a high fun/energy level. These levels are paced to insure that level I students feel comfortable in class and Level II students feel challenged.

Hip Hop Dance Class Schedule

  • We will offer live-streamed and in-studio classes through the session. All in-studio classes will adhere to Washington Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. Masks are required for everyone.

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Elizabeth Chayer, American Dance Institute Seattle, Greenwood, Magnolia, American Dance Institute-Magnolia, dance classes

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The teacher is the determinant factor...


"Just as in the best public and private schools, the quality of the teacher in a class room and dance studio determines the quality of the student's class experience. American Dance Institute's teachers are the best. I know because I work very hard to find, mentor and retain them."  

Elizabeth Chayer Founder, Director, The American Dance Institute

Meet Your Kid's Hip-Hop Dance Teacher

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Margaret Behm

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Finding Great Hip Hop Classes for Kids

You're looking for Kids Hip-Hop classes for your 7-14-year-old.  How do you find a great class? What questions do you ask?  Here is some advice. Here is some advice: 

  • Try to find non-competitive Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes in Seattle and Shoreline where everyone is friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Look for a dance class where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child.
  • Insist on hip hop studios with specially designed 'sprung' dance floors that 'give' to protect kid's feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven tobid, run, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • Look for accommodating dance school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason.
  • Most importantly look for a school that has expert hip-hop dance teachers who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions All Beginners Ask . It's FREE here.

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