Adult Irish Dance Classes

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About Our Adult Irish Dancing Classes

Irish dancing is a form of aerobic activity that is also a lot of fun. We'll help you get started in this wonderful cultural Irish tradition that has captivated audiences all over the world through performances of the River Dance.

Irish dance s students who are just starting out will get familiar with the fundamental steps of the jig and the reel, as well as how to combine those steps into basic solo and ceili (group) dances.

Students at the intermediate Irish dancing level will incorporate patterning that is more complicated as well as preparations for hard shoe.

Adult Irish Dance Class Schedule

  • 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.**

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

September 19, 2022 - February 12, 2023

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Winter/Spring 2023 Class Schedule

February 13, 2023 - June 22, 2023

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Winter Session 2023 Class Schedule

January 2, 2023 - March 26, 2023

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Class Attire

Comfortable dance attire. Ghillies for ladies and jazz shoes for men.
Meet Your Irish Dance Teacher
Becky Leary

Becky Leary

Becky, a former child student of The American Dance Institute,  has recently returned as a teacher and is thrilled to be passing along her love of Irish Step in the very same studio where it blossomed. 


Becky started her Irish dancing career with the American Dance Institute as a young child in the late 90's after watching the highly acclaimed Riverdance performance over and over and over again on VHS.

Becky decked out in her Irish dance outfit.

Decked out in her Irish dance outfit.

Her fondness for Irish Step only grew from there and she remained an ADI student through high school.

In her down time Becky enjoys crocheting, playing board games, watching her husband barbeque, and reluctantly rooting on the Mariners. She works for a local non-profit that provides camps and programs for families impacted by childhood cancer.

Becky Leary Seattle Mariners Fan

Becky Leary Seattle Mariners Fan

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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Non-Competitive Irish Dance Lessons for Adults

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What do adult students say about this school?


Adult ballet dance class students Ryan, Mat, and Jenay from the American Dance Institute share a few things they enjoy about their new dance classes, dance teachers, fellow students, and the school.

Why Do We Dance?

A Survey Of 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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