Kids Irish Dancing Classes for Ages 5-7

Wayne Rutledge

These are the wee shoes on the wee feet of American Dance Institute's Irish Dance for kids students, sitting in the 'Green Room' just before their St. Paddy's Day performance at Sagebook Senior Assisted Living in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Students from each of our non-competitive Irish dance classes, volunteer to perform at one or more local events each year. Our confidence building and community serving dance performances are no cost, fun and stress-free for parents.

Pre-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.

Fall 2020 Live-Streamed Class Schedule

Winter/Spring 2021 Live-Streamed Class Schedule

In addition to Irish dance for kids 5-7, American Dance Institute also offers Irish dancing lessons for adults, teen Irish dancing,  kids Irish dance classes for ages 8-12.

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

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Non-Competetive Irish Dance

Ages 5-7

A fun, energetic introduction to the basic steps in Reels and Jigs.

This traditional Irish dance form will include both solo and ceili dances.

Pre-Irish Dance Attire

Black shorts, white T-shirt, white Irish socks. Black ballet slippers or ghillies for girls, and black jazz shoes for boys.

Attire available at Centerstage Dance Shop, or check our shoe swap box.

Meet Your Kid's Irish Dance Instructors
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Irish dancing instructor, Janelle Jones, helps a young student with make up before a performance.

I am definitely a fan!

My daughter has taken pre-Irish, and now Irish, and a creative dance class for a birthday party where we rented a Studio at ADI for a couple of hours. In all cases, I was impressed with the instructors...and they are great with the kids. The office is very helpful and responsive as well. The prices are reasonable.

From my experience with the classes we've taken, they focus on teaching the dance and not doing showy performances with fancy costumes (where your child is on stage for 3 minutes).  My daughter is enjoying dance and learning a lot. I'm definitely a fan.

Nancy 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.