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

  • 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.**

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

September 19, 2022 - February 12, 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. 

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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


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Rated Three Best Dance Schools in Seattle

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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Non-Competitive Irish Dance Lessons for Adults

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Six Seattle Area Dance Studios In Four Convenient Locations

Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia & Shoreline

American Dance Institute Greenwood

American Dance Institute Greenwood

American Dance Institute Magnolia

Magnolia: 2410 32nd Ave West, Seattle WA 98199

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Wedgwood: NE 7500 25th NE, Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98115

American Dance Institute Shoreline

Shoreline: 1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155, Phone 206-402-6561

Our Online Class 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.
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Dennis Landmesser

Testimonial

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

The dance 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.  

Her instructions were clear and complete and made perfect sense.  The corrections were thoughtful and meaningful.  Dakota is golden and to be highly valued.

Dennis Landmesser

What do adult students say about this school?

Testimonials

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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