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.

A hip-hop dance class for children ages 8–11 begins after a thorough warm-up, students work on strengthening their core muscles, which are essential for body control and the development of sound dancing techniques and a strong sense of rhythm.

Later, the class focuses on funk and hip-hop techniques and a lot of choreography to help the students enhance their expressive ability.

An effort is required, and your child will get a terrific workout. If you're looking to get your youngster into shape, this class is for sons and daughters. However, all they know, though, is that they are enjoying themselves.

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

Hip-hop dance is often dismissed as little more than a passing craze, though it has been around since the 1960s and is still popular. Kid's hip-hop dancing is quickly becoming a part of mainstream dance culture if it hasn't already done so. If your child is interested in learning hip hop dance, we will teach them the most important aspects of this type of dance, which is known for being incredibly exciting, fashionable, and "hip."

You'll see steady improvement week after week, and before long, your child will fashion their very own style and creativity.

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 hip hop long enough ago that they need a 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 with considerable skill 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 optional effective, 3/12/22. **Masks are required for individuals that have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to Covid-19 for a 10 day period following onset of symptoms, positive test results, or Covid-19 exposure.**

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The American Dance Institute, an independent school, was rated as one of the three best dance schools in Seattle.

Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?

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

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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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Finding Great Hip Hop Classes for Kids

You're looking for Kids Hip-Hop classes for your son r  daughter.  How do you find a great class? What questions do you ask?  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 and know how to maintain the correct pace.
  • 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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