Kids Jazz Dance Classes & Musical Theatre
 for Ages 8-11

Magnolia students perform in American Dance Institute's 2018 dance recital.

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Six spacious dance studios in four locations including Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia, and Shoreline.

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About Our Jazz Dance Lessons for Kids

This class is an eclectic blend of styles, heavily influenced by Fosse and Luigi techniques, utilizing popular music of the past and present. This fun class builds the technical and expressive abilities necessary for concert jazz and musical theater venues with an emphasis on line, phrasing. coordination and injury prevention.


Jazz I: Starts at the very beginning. It is designed for students who have never had jazz before or have studied jazz so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.

Jazz I.5: For students who have had 4-6 months of recent jazz training.  

Jazz II: Have been studying jazz recently and or consistently for a year or more

Intermediate Jazz: An intermediate student is a fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in jazz dance vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated tap choreography readily.

Kids Jazz 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 required for everyone.

Summer 2022 Class Schedule

June 27, 2022 - September 1, 2022

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Winter/Spring 2022 Class Schedule

February 7, 2022 - June 16, 2022

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Jazz Dance Class for Kids Attire

Any comfortable dance attire and jazz shoes.


Attire is available at Centerstage Dance Shop 5261 University NE

Meet Your Teacher

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Margaret Behm

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Where Do Children Learn Confidence, Self Expression, Discipline & Passion?

Finding great jazz dance class kids.

  • Look for non-competitive dance classes where everyone is friendly including instructors, students and staff and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Find a jazz class for kids where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child and works hard to balance the needs of slow and fast learners.
  • A great jazz dance class is in a dance studio having specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect  feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven forbid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • Why put up with hassle policies? You want accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason, ample make up opportunities, and flexible vs strict and formal rules. 
  • Most importantly look for a kid's jazz class that has expert dance teachers who deliver expressive dance instruction to keep children engaged and who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster and feel great class after class.

Jazz students performing at the 2018 29th Annual Dance Recital

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