Kids' Irish Dance Classes

For Ages 8-11

Irish dance classes from American Dance Institute perform annually at the Sagebrook Home in Ballard and the Norse Home Senior Living Center in Greenwood.

Wrong Age? American Dance Institute also offers Irish dancing lessons for adultsteen Irish dancing, and kids Irish dance classes for ages 4-7.

About Our Kid's Irish Dancing Class

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

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

Children's 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.**

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Kid's Irish Dance Class Attire

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


If students have Ballet slippers, they may be worn instead of the ghillies. 
However if you need to purchase foot wear, it is recommended that you buy the ghillies.


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


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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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Meet Your Irish Dance Teachers

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Amy has been dancing with American Dance Institute ever since progressing through our Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, Children’s Ballet, Junior Ballet and Teen/Adult Ballet programs as a young child.

She participated in and taught dance classes while she attended the University of Portland, but she pursued her passion for language, majoring in English and German. She is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Our Irish Dance Students In Performance

Kids Irish dance students ages 8-14 perform at the May 2018 ArtWalk Festival at American Dance Institute along with adults, teens and the wee ones. Watch and enjoy!

Saint Paddy's Day Festivities

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 Our Irish dance class students performed for the residents of the Sagebrook Senior Home in Ballard as part of Seattle's Saint Paddy's Day Festivities. Students from each of our non-competitive Irish dance classes for kids, volunteer to perform at several local events each year. 

Whereas most Irish dance schools require participation in expensive competitions, we do not. Our quality Irish dance program is non-competitive.

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Grace Orme, 12, left, and Ava Barnhart 11, perform with Irish dancers from the American Dance Institute in Greenwood for a St. Patrick's Day performance for seniors at the Norse Home Retirement Community in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle Wednesday March 16, 2016. The American Dance Institute has been performing Irish dance for North Seattle seniors for St. Patrick's Day for over 20 years. It is a non-competitive program that welcomes dancers of all abilities and ages.

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Testimonial: I am definitely a fan!

My daughter has taken pre-Irish, and now Irish dance, 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.ADI Parent

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