Jr. Ballet Classes For Ages 11-14

  "Children learn how to strive for excellence when placed in a dance studio with like-minded students."      E. Chayer

In addition to the class offerings on this page, American Dance Institute offers a comprehensive selection of adult ballet classes, children's ballet classes for ages 5-7, ballet and tap dance classes for ages 5-7 kid's ballet classes for ages 8-10, and teenage ballet classes.

Ballet Class Fall Schedule

Junior (Ages 11-14);

Please note age cutoff date is August 31

The Fall Session Starts September 18.

Greenwood Classes

8001 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle 98103

Junior/Teen Ballet I

Tuesday 4:30-5:45PM, Jenn Taranto, Studio #2

Junior/Teen Ballet II

Two classes per week required.

Tuesday, 5:15-6:30PM, with Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Thursday, 5:15-6:30PM, with Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Saturday 1:30-2:45PM, Studio #2

Magnolia Classes

3116 West Smith Street, Seattle 98199 (formerly Roseanne's School of Dance building)

Junior/Teen Ballet I

Saturday 1:30-2:45PM with Dakota Crist

Junior/Teen Ballet III

Two classes per week required.

Monday 5:15-6:30PM with Margaret Behm

Wednesday 4:00-5:15PM with Alyssa Brillinger

The Fall Session Starts September 18.

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Junior Ballet: You're looking for children's ballet dance classes in Seattle for ages 11-14. How do you find a great school? What questions should you ask? Here is some advice. 

  • Seek out non-competitive kid's ballet dance classes where everyone is friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Look for a ballet class where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child.
  • Insist on a ballet dance studio with specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect their feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven to bid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • And find ballet schools with accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason.
  • Chemical free, clean, bright studios, sunlit, if possible.
  • Most importantly look for a school that has expert ballet 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.

Junior Ballet Classes: All About Ours

All of our Ballet classes include barre, center, stretching, adagio and allegro work. We focus on clean execution and both a physical and intellectual understanding of how and why each movement is executed.

Ballet Class Attire

Attire: available at Center Stage Capezio 5261 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98115 (527-4697) or check our swap box.

Children’s Beginning Ballet School Year Attire:

Girls wear short sleeve cotton leotard (Bloch style CL 5402) in Pastel Blue, pink tights, and pink Ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a bun if it will fit. If short, it should be pulled back off the face.
Boys wear black tights, white T-Shirt and black or white Ballet slippers.

Junior Ballet Attire:

Girls wear cotton tank leotard (Bloch style # 5405) in black, pink tights and pink Ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a bun if it will fit. If short, it should be pulled back off the face.Boys wear black tights, white T-Shirt and black or white Ballet slippers.

Children can wear any leotard they already own and then purchase the appropriate style leotard when they register for classes in the fall. If it is hot, children are not required to wear tights or may wear their leotard with bike shorts.

"Children have yet to develop a healthy perspective for competition. We question the value of competition for young children. To protect sprouting self-images, we encourage students to first discover their 'own best self', not to compare themselves to others who may have more or less natural ability."
Elizabeth Chayer
Founder, Director American Dance Institute 

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                                                  Elizabeth Chayer

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Ariel, a long-time American Dance Institute student, chats up the Junior Ballet students back stage before a Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk performance.

American Dance Institute Jr. Ballet Class Seattle

The teaching is upbeat, fun and encouraging! 

My 9 year old daughter took dance classes at American Dance Institute. She loved her class and teacher, Miss Tara. They learned technique, musicality, rhythm, as well as teamwork. I find the atmosphere supportive and non-competitive. The philosophy is to nurture a love of dance and movement. The teaching is upbeat, fun, and encouraging. I highly recommend ADI!

Susan F. 
Former ADI Parent