Online Dance Classes That Emphasize Proper Technique, Non-Competitiveness & Fun!

Everyone is welcome and no snootiness allowed :) 

Adults, Teens, Kids and Toddlers

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Not everyone can attend a dance studio and that's where American Dance Institute can help. We teach hundreds of classes online everyday across America, Canada.

Online dance classes for students like you. 

Class Level Descriptions

  • Level I: Starts at the very beginning. It is designed for students who have never had dance training before or have studied so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.
  • Level I.5: For students who have had 4-6 months of recent training at our school or elsewhere.
  • Level II: Have been studying recently and or consistently for a year of more at our school or elsewhere.
  • Intermediate: An intermediate is fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in dance movement vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated combinations readily. 
  • Pointe: Dancing ballet on toe shoes is for the accomplished dancer only, and requires a minimum of two ballet technique classes weekly in addition to the point classes. 

Click Here For Our Summer Online Dance Classes

  • Summer Session Date Run June 28 - August 29, 2021
  • All Times Listed Are Pacific Standard Time. Calculate your start times accordingly.
  • Online classes are online only, no students in studio.
  • Hybrid classes are online and may have students in the studio as well as in homes around the country.
  • Request A Class: If you don't see a class below that works for you, please Request A Class and we will try and make it happen.
  • Contact us HERE for any questions you may have.

ONLINE BALLET CLASSES 
Adult/Teen Intermediate Online Ballet with Lydia, Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm 

Adult/Teen Intermediate Online Ballet with Margaret, Mondays 7:45-9:15pm

Adult/Teen Intermediate Online Ballet with Victoria, Wednesday 7:45-9:15pm

Adult/Teen/Junior Intermediate Online Tap with Alyssa, Fridays 6:00-7:00pm

Adult/Teen Online Beginning Ballet II with Dakota, Sundays 9:45-11:15am

Adult/Teen/Junior Online Intermediate Ballet with Amy, Saturdays 10:45am-12:15pm

Hybrid Class:  Adult/Teen Online Ballet II with Dakota, Saturdays 10:50-12:20pm

Online Children's Beginning Ballet

Online Ballet I.5 with Dakota, Friday, 5:40-6:40pm for returning beginners.

Children/Junior Online Ballet II & III with Dakota, Mondays 5:30-6:45pm

Children's Beginning Online Ballet I.5 with Dakota, Friday, 5:40-6:40pmfor returning beginners. 

Online Pre Ballet III with Dakota, Mondays 4:30-5:25pm

Online Pre Ballet III with Dakota, Saturdays 10:00-10:50am

Online Pre Ballet III with Dakota, Mondays 4:30-5:25pmLivestream

Online Pre Ballet III with Dakota, Saturdays 10:00-10:50amLivestream

Online Tap Classes
Adult/Teen Online Tap Dance II & III with Alyssa, Fridays 5:00-6:00pm

ONLINE HIP HOP CLASSES
Junior/Teen Adult Online Hip-Hop II with Morgan, Tuesdays 7:45-8:45pm

Junior/Teen Online Hip Hop I & II with Morgan, Thursdays 6:30-7:25pm

ONLINE FLAMENCO CLASSES

Children's/Junior Online Flamenco with Mickey, Mondays 5:00-5:55pm 
Hybrid Class

Adult/Teen Beginning Online Flamenco Technique I with Mickey, Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Adult/Teen Online Flamenco Repertoire II with Mickey, Wednesdays 8:00-8:30pm

Adult/Teen Online Flamenco Technique II with Mickey, Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

ONLINE IRISH DANCE CLASSES

Children's/Junior/Teen Online Intermediate Irish with Becky, Wednesdays 6:05-7:00pm 
Hybrid Class

ONLINE TODDLER CLASSES
Mommy & Me Online Toddler Dance with Dakota, Sundays 9:00-9:40am

ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES
Online Stretch and Strengthen with Margaret, Mondays 6:15-7:15pm 
Hybrid Class

Online Stretch and Strengthen with Victoria, Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm
Hybrid Class
 

Register Below For Class

MEET YOUR TEACHERS

Alyssa Brillinger, American Dance Institute

Alyssa Brillinger

Teacher/Office Manager
Greenwood/Magnolia


Alyssa has a BA in English from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she minored Dance. While at Hope, she studied under instructors associated with the Ailey School, Alonzo King LINES training program, the Joffrey Ballet, Lehrer Dance, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Nikolais/Louis, and Pilobolus.

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Instructor Alyssa Brillinger

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Allyssa Brillinger teaches tap dance classes for American Dance Institute

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Classes Alyssa Teaches

  • Ballet
  • Children's Pre-Ballet
  • Tap Dancing
  • Parent Toddler
  • Children's Creative 

Alyssa Brillinger's Bio

Alyssa is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and she began her dance training there at the Academy of Dance Arts. She hold a BA in English from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she minored Dance.

While at Hope, she studied under instructors associated with the Ailey School, Alonzo King LINES training program, the Joffrey Ballet, Lehrer Dance, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Nikolais/Louis, and Pilobolus.

She danced in several faculty and student-choreographed performances, and she choreographed several pieces that were performed on campus and within the community.

Alyssa is trained in the Cecchetti Ballet technique as well as in tap, jazz, modern, and pointe. She teaches creative movement classes within various Seattle schools and day care centers.

Testimonials


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Emily  H. Seattle

We just finished our parent and toddler class with Miss Alyssa. As a former early educator with a little one who is on the tender/sensitive side, I believe we couldn't have had a better experience and teacher. It was a creative, casual environment where our daughter could watch the other children and adults until she was comfortable participating. Additionally, our daughter went from observing most of the time to doing all the movements and songs at home and participating in the entire class. As parents, it was truly rewarding watching our daughter gain confidence and enthusiasm in expressing herself through dance in front of others.

Miss Alyssa is warm, personable, and knows how to involve and engage the toddlers with their different personalities. She keeps things moving along, with enough predictability for the toddlers to anticipate the next part of the class. I had other friends do the parent and toddler class, and when they hear about our class experience, they say they wish they had Miss Alyssa too! I can't say enough positive things about her, especially if you have a slow-to-warm little one as we do.

This was a wonderful experience for our whole family. Our daughter gained so much confidence and excitement for creative movement through this experience. Thanks, ADI and Miss Alyssa! We hope to be back

"Very patient Instructor and teaches at a nice pace. ""Consistently Awesome 5 stars Trisha Creaven

"Consistently Awesome 5 stars "  Annalisa Steinnes

"Consistently Awesome 5 stars "  Brenna Steinnes

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Margaret Behm, Modern dance instructor American Dance Institute

Originally from Fort Collins, CO, Margaret holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been a member of Louder than Words Dance Theatre in Denver, CO and most recently with Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM.

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Margaret's Bio

Originally from Fort Collins, CO, Margaret holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been a member of Louder than Words Dancetheatre in Denver, CO and most recently with Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM.

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Margaret has directed the pre-professional programs at Mountain Dance in Fort Collins, where she also grew up dancing. At Keshet Dance Company, her teaching experience was diverse and included teaching Adaptive dance, working with dancers with disabilities.

Margaret is a dance and teaching artist with an affinity for improvisation, and a desire to explore the infinite ways her body moves. As a teacher, she takes pride in guiding others’ discoveries of their dancing bodies, and wants everyone to feel empowered to take up space in the world.

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Margaret is new to Seattle and incredibly excited to get involved with the dance community and to be joining the staff at ADI.

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ADI instructor Margaret Behm with students Sara, Jessica, Carly, Sophia and Ann at our first Junior/Teen Intermediate Jazz class at our new Magnolia studio. Great work tonight girls. So happy to have you in our ADI family.

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Dakota Crist
Teacher/Office Manager
Shoreline/Wedgwood

Dakota Crist teaches dance and serves as the Shoreline Office Manager for American Dance Institute.

Dakota had her early training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern Dance at Diane’s Dance Works in Helena, Montana,

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then went on to study at Creative Arts Center in Helena, Ballet Montana Academy and Sacramento Ballet.

She holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Dakota is currently a company member of The Three Yells dance company and she has been teaching since 2009.

Morgan Thompson American Dance Institute Hip Hop Instructor

Morgan Thompson

Dancing has been an integral part of Morgan Thompson's life since he was 8 years old. He's studied ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and Hip-Hop.

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Morgan Thompson American Dance Institute Hip Hop Instructor

Morgan Thompson

It became clear that hip hop was his strength and he audition for and performed with Breaking Point Dance Company (BPDC) for five years. He's since been a part of many performing companies in Washington: DC9, Next Edition, Bad Kids, and Kontagious. The latter most company I started teaching for at the age of 16.

He then attended and was graduated from Eckerd College with a degree in Arts for Theater. While there, he maintained his teaching focus at FYI dance studio. He also taught at a school for underprivileged children and provided after school classes. Upon graduating Morgan made  his way back home to the great Pacific Northwest and is spreading the love of dance once more.

"I loved learning the basic fundamentals of hip hop, says Morgan, and I pass that on to my students. In my class we’ll not only learn hip hop, but we’ll learn about the different styles of hip hop: Popping, Locking, Krumping, Breaking, Modern Studio and more. I love bringing positivity and energy to my classes so prepare to wake up and get moving when you’re with me!"

Morgan's been teaching Hip Hop for American Dance Institute since 2018.

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Michaelene De La Serna

Michaelene De La Serna studied flamenco dance intensively for many years with Flamenco Chicago Artistic Director Ms. Rosetta Magdalen. She has also studied with flamenco greats Carmela Greco and Marija Temo. In addition to teaching adults, Michaelene was the Director of the Flamenco Kids Program at Flamenco Chicago. 

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Beginning & Intermediate Flamenco

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Michaelene De La Serna studied flamenco dance intensively for many years with Flamenco Chicago Artistic Director Ms. Rosetta Magdalen. She has also studied with flamenco greats Carmela Greco and Marija Temo. In addition to teaching adults, Michaelene was the Director of the Flamenco Kids Program at Flamenco Chicago and worked as an Artist-in Residence/Flamenco Teacher for Ensemble Español Center for Spanish Dance and Music’s “Bailamos” Arts Education Residency Programs.

Ms. De La Serna is also extensively trained in Ballet, graduating from Boitsov Classical Ballet School in Chicago as both a professional dancer and teacher of the Vaganova Ballet syllabus. She has danced solo roles in Le Spectre de La Rose, Fountain of Bakhchiserai, Les Sylphides, as well as many variations from Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Raymonda and Sleeping Beauty.

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Michaelene served as Associate Artistic Director of Boitsov Classical Ballet School & Company in Chicago for three years before relocating to Seattle. She joined American Dance Institute’s staff in 2017.


 
Victoria Gutierrez teaches for American Dance Institute

Victoria Gutierrez

Victoria received her professional training at Academia de la Danza Mexicana INBA, where she graduated with a BFA in Classical and Contemporary Dance.

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In 2007 she moved to Seattle where she continued her training with the International Ballet Academy.

Victoria has performed for various dance companies such as International Ballet Theater, Evergreen City Ballet, ARC Dance, City Opera Ballet, Olympic Ballet Theater and Katy Hagelin Dance Project.As a choreographer she has collaborated with the Seattle International Dance Festival, Katy Hagelin Dance Project, Bohemia, Drybones Artist Collective and Le Faux.

Victoria truly enjoys teaching and has been doing it since 2009 for numerous schools in Seattle.


Lydia Relle

Lydia Relle

Lydia started her training by the age of 5 at various small studios around the Seattle area. At the age of 14,  Lydia moved to Philadelphia for formal training at The Rock School for Dance Education. She returned to Seattle two years later to complete her training with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

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Lydia has danced professionally with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, and the Alabama Ballet. She performed as a soloist with Ballet San Antonio, American Contemporary Ballet and Ballet Arizona.

Now retired from performing, Lydia enjoys passing on her knowledge of ballet to the next generation of beginner and advanced students.

Coming Soon 

Becky Selak

Irish Dance Instructor

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American Dance Institute teachers have large screen monitors to observe their Livestream online students, make suggestions, and corrections just as though they were in studio.

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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