Adult Irish Dance

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Non-Competitive Irish Dancing Lessons For Adults

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.

Adult Irish Dance Class Schedule

  • We will continue live streaming many classes through the Fall and Winter/Spring sessions. Any in-studio classes will be limited to five students and will adhere to Washington Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.

Live-Streamed Fall Class Schedule

Live-Streamed Winter/Spring Class Schedule

In-Studio Winter/Spring Class Schedule

Our State Of The Art Live Streaming Technology.

ADI's State of the art live streaming technology
Mihkai Wickline in an onine ballet class at home.

The Quality Online Class Room Experience - At Home

  • All studio broadcasts are via hard wire ethernet connections to insure best streaming quality.
  • Large TV screens allow teachers to clearly see their students.
  • Teachers give student corrections very effectively.
  • Excellent voice quality allows students to clearly hear teacher.
  • Excellent music transmission quality allows students to hear music in real time (without lags).
  • Students are able to see and chat with their classmates to maintain and grow friendships.

Dennis Landmesser

We asked Dennis Landmesser, how he liked his live streamed class today with instructor Dakota Crist.

The class today with Dakota was more than I could have hoped to expect.  I don't know what to rave about more, the quality of the production or the excellence to the class.  Dakota thought to ask at the start of class if there were any injuries which was especially  meaningful to me today because I have a sore knee.  Her instructions were clear and complete and made perfect sense.  The corrections were thoughtful and meaningful.  Dakota is golden and to be highly valued.

Since March, I've suffered through six months of ZOOM frustrations.  ADI has excelled in solving that misery.  I could have been watching a high definition BlueRay with Dolby sound.  

Thanks for asking,

Dennis Landmesser

About Our Irish Dance Classes

Irish dancing is fun, energetic, and highly aerobic. We’ll get you started in this wonderful Irish tradition that mesmerized the world through the River Dance performances. Beginning level students will learn the basic jig and reel steps and put them together into simple solo and ceili (group) dances. Intermediate level students will include more complicated patterning and preparations for hard shoe.

Class Attire

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

"Just as in all excellent schools, the quality of the teacher makes all the difference." 

            Elizabeth Coyle Chayer

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Janelle Jones

"Janelle is a wonderful instructor and caters to all of the experience levels in the class. She makes you feel at ease and that Irish dance is meant to be enjoyable. I had so much fun."

-Jennifer M.

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NOTE: All In-Studio dance classes have been suspended. These classes will be live streamed in compliance with current Washington State COVID-19 guidance. We hope to reopen In Studio classes on January 4th.