Children's Hip Hop Dance Classes
September 18, 2023 - February 11, 2024
July 10, 2023 - August 31, 2023
Meet Your Children's Hip-Hop Dance Teacher
Ballet, hip-hop, mommy & me & creative Dance
Ainsleigh Orwin began dancing at the age of 5 at Village Dance Arts in Claremont, CA where she was trained in RAD curriculum ballet, as well as modern, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. In 2017, Ainsleigh moved to Seattle to continue her education at the University of Washington. She currently holds a B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Biology (Physiology) from UW.
Ainsleigh has been teaching since she was 17, starting at her home studio and branching out to teach summer camps and outreach classes in elementary schools. Her passion for teaching and dance led her to American Dance Institute after graduating from UW in 2021.
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.
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."
We are excited to announce Jazrelle Kellough, who took some time off to focus on school, is returning to teach at the American Dance Institute. Jazrelle will be teaching Hip-Hop on Mondays at our Shoreline studio starting October 30th. Welcome back Jaz! So good to have you back.
Ballet, Hip-HoP & modern
Sydney Skinner is so excited to come on staff at The American Dance Institute, and we are delighted to have her! Sydney joins our team teaching Hip-Hop and subbing for other various styles.
Sydney grew up on the east side of the state where she trained and studied in multiple styles of dance ranging from ballet to hip hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and many more!
Sydney is a recent graduate from Gonzaga University, where she majored in Dance (with a Pedagogy concentration), as well as Public Relations. During her time at the University, she was a member of the Bomb Squad (the hip hop dance team) as well as the Repertory Dance Company!
Welcome aboard Sydney!
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