Hip Hop For Kids ⋆ Ages 8-14 ⋆ American Dance Institute ⋆

Hip Hop For Kids 8-14

Seattle & Shoreline

The new session is underway and there is still room in class for YOU!

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

For Parents, Teens, Kids

We surveyed 300 discerning Seattle area parents asking why they insist on dance classes for their children. Here are the most often cited responses.   (53 seconds)

For younger kids please see our Kids Hip Hop Ages 5-7 page, for Teens and for Adults.

Hip Hop Dance Class Schedules

Winter-Spring

Hip Hop Dance Classes For Kids

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 goo workout. All they know is that they are having fun. 

Hip Hop Classes For Kids: Not a fad, a serious fitness 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.

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American Dance Institute hip hop students posing after a performance.


Meet Your Kid's Hip-Hop Dance Teacher

"Just as in the best pubic and private schools, the quality of the teacher in a dance school 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

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Moira Bugler

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Moira's 8-12 year olds won a best in show trophy for Hip Hop Dancing Routines in the 2016 Greenwood Seafair Parade! 

Moira Bugler's Kids Hip-Hop Dance Class won a best in show trophy for Hip Hop dancing & drill routines in the 2016 Greenwood Seafair Parade!

Finding Great Kids Hip-Hop Dance Classes

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 dance classes 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 to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.

Safe From Ridicule

"In our non-competitive hip hop for kids classes, students are safe from ridicule and snickering. In this environment, your child will try harder, take risks, learn faster and succeed."

Elizabeth Chayer Founder/Director 

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Beautiful images of our 2018 dance recital performance.

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