Jr. Ballet Classes For Ages 11-14 – Non-Competitive, Invigorating, Fun…and no snootiness allowed :)

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

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.

Junior 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.

SUMMER SESSION DRESS CODE:
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.

Junior Ballet Classes 

Junior Ballet Class Summer Schedule

Summer registration opens soon!

Greenwood Classes

8001 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle 98103

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet I 

New students ages 11-14

Tuesday, 3:45-5:00PM, with Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Thursday, 12:00-1:15PM, Studio #2

Junior/Teen Ballet II

Tuesday, 5:00-6:30PM, with Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Thursday, 5:00-6:30PM, with Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Saturday 3:15-4:30PM, with Dakota Crist, Studio #1

Magnolia Classes

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

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet Ia

New Students Ages 11-14

Monday 10:40-11:55AM with Abby Zimmerman

Friday 2:45-4:00PM with Emilee Putsche

Saturday 1:45-3:00PM with Emilee Putsche

Junior/Teen Ballet III

Ages 11-14

Monday 4:30-5:50PM with Margaret Behm

Wednesday 4:30-5:50PM with Margaret Behm

Summer Classes Begin June 26, 2017

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Register by May 24th to receive the early bird discount!

Junior Ballet Classes  

Junior Ballet Class Winter-Spring Schedule

Registration opens January 3, 2017

Greenwood Classes

8001 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle 98103

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet I 

New students ages 11-14

Tuesday, 5:15-6:30pm, Studio #1

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet Ib & II

Returning students ages 11-14

Tuesday, 4:00-5:15pm, Studio #1

Saturday 3:30-4:45pm, with Margaret Behm, Studio #1

Junior/Teen Ballet V (twice a week required)

Thursday 5:00-6:30pm, with Kara Burrows, Studio #1
Saturday 8:50-10:20am, with Amy Beck, Studio #1

Magnolia Classes

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

Junior/Teen Beginning Ballet

Ages 11-14

Mondays 7:45-9:00am with Margaret Behm

Saturdays 1:45-3:00pm with Emilee Putsche

Junior Ballet: You're looking for children's junior ballet dance classes in Seattle for ages 10-14. 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.

Children & Competitive Schools

"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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Meet Your Teachers

"Just as in any great school, the quality of the teacher makes all the difference." 

                                                  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
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User Rating
5 based on 12 votes
Service Type
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Provider Name
Jeff Flagel,
Area
Seattle
Description
We searched and finally found a dance studio in Magnolia for our 4 year old granddaughter. What a wonderful experience! She loved Margaret - the studio - and the first lesson. Looking forward to seeing our sweet girl learn more and more. We also talked to the director, Elizabeth, who shared their overall philosophies... so glad we found ADI!