Adult Modern Dance Classes

Modern dance students performing for Phinneywood Art Walk at American Dance Institute, Greenwood.

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

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About Our Adult Modern Dance Class

Our modern dance classes for adults are taught with contemporary dance class influences at American Dance Institute.

Classes start with a simple and effective warm-up to build strength and to stimulate core connections and body awareness. The warm up is followed by phrase work focusing on directional and weight changes, rhythm, and Laban Fundamentals (i.e. time, space, effort, etc.) If you don't know what this means we will teach it to you!We offer dance classes for advanced, intermediate, and beginning students.

Choosing Your Level

  • Adult Modern I: Starts at the very beginning. It is designed for students who have never taken a modern dance class before or have studied modern dance so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.
  • Adult Modern I.5: For students who have had 4-6 months of recent modern dance training.
  • Adult Modern II: Have been studying modern dance recently and or consistently for a year or more.
  • Intermediate: An intermediate is fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in movement vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated dance combinations readily. 

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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Six Seattle Area Dance Studios In Four Convenient Locations

Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia & Shoreline

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Greenwood: 8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

American Dance Institute Magnolia

Magnolia: 2410 32nd Ave West, Seattle WA 98199

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

dance classes shoreline, lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Seattle

Shoreline: 1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155, Phone 206-402-6561

Our Online Class 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.
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Dennis Landmesser

Testimonial

We asked Dennis Landmesser, how he liked his live streamed online dance class today with instructor Dakota Crist.

The dance 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.  

Her instructions were clear and complete and made perfect sense.  The corrections were thoughtful and meaningful.  Dakota is golden and to be highly valued.

Dennis Landmesser

In addition to modern dance for adults, American Dance Institute also offers teen modern dance classes (ages 11-14), and children's modern dance classes (ages 8-11).
In these one minute videos, watch American Dance Institute's Intermediate Modern Dance students rehearse for a recent Phinneywood Art Walk performance

See more Modern dance performances here.

Meet Your Modern Dance Instructors
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Testimonials

Adult ballet dance class students Ryan, Mat, and Jenay from the American Dance Institute share a few things they enjoy about their new dance classes, dance teachers, fellow students, and the school.

Why Do We Dance?

A Survey Of New Beginner & Returning Dancers

We surveyed 150 discerning Seattle & Shoreline area dancers why they take dance classes. Here are their most insightful responses and you can watch them in the video too.  

  • I dance to set my body free.
  • I dance to put my mind at ease.
  • I dance to express my deepest self.
  • I dance to keep my life in balance.
  • I dance to fill my world with joy. 
  • I dance to feed my soul.

Listen to what adult students think about American Dance Institute's classes & teachers :)

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