Jazz Dance & Musical Theatre
 for Ages 8-11

No Snootiness allowed  : )

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

About Our Kid's Jazz Dance Classes

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 tap before or have studied tap so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.

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

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

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

Children's Jazz Class Schedule

  • We willl continue live streaming many classes through the Fall session. 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

Kid's Jazz Dance Class Attire

Any comfortable dance attire and jazz shoes.


Attire is available at Centerstage Dance Shop 5261 University NE

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 broadcast quality.
  • Large TV screens that allow teachers to clearly see their students.
  • Teachers make student corrections very effectively.
  • Allows students to see and visit with each other mainting friendship bonds.
  • Excellent voice quality allows students to clearly hear teacher.
  • Excellent music transmission quality allows students to hear music in real time (without lags).

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

Meet Your Teacher

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Margaret Behm

Six Dance Studios In Four Convenient Locations

Our In-Studio Classes Are Temporaily Closed To Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus

Shoreline, WA

1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155

Greenwood

8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

Magnolia

2410 32nd Ave West, Seattle WA 98199

Wedgwood

NE 7500 25th NE, Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98115

Our Shoreline dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located very close to the corner of NE 175th Street and 15th Ave Northwest, in the North City neighborhood. Enter the 2nd floor dance studio by the door nestled in the middle of this L shaped building. Open for live stream and in studio classes.

Our Greenwood dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located at the corner of 80th and Greenwood Ave North, cater corner to Diva Espresso. Our office is in the back of the building as are the studio entrances. If you are new, check in at the office and say hello! Open for live stream and in studio classes.

Our Magnolia dance school neighbors are Ace Hardware & Magnolia Garden Center. There's plenty of street parking and in the back alley. Enter the dance studio lobby by the back (alley) door. Open for live stream and in studio classes.

Our Wedgwood dance school dance studio is located at the corner of NE 75th and 25th NE  across the street from Shell station, and just 1/2 block from Dahl Playfield.  There is some parking in the lot and plenty of street parking. Open for live stream and in studio classes.

American dance institute Shoreline

Shoreline from NE 175th Street

american dance institute studio front, 8001 greenwood ave north, seattle, wa 98103

Greenwood 

Magnolia

Wedgwood

Finding great kids jazz dance classes.

  • 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

Looking for a quality dance school? Watch our Student Dance Recital Performance videos plus  read about our unique performance philosophy.

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