Modern Dance ⋆ Adults, Teens, Kids ⋆ American Dance Institute

Modern Dance

Seattle & Shoreline

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Modern dance class performers  participating in a Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk event at American Dance Institute Greenwood.

In addition to modern dance for adults, American Dance Institute also offers teen modern dance classes, and kids modern dance classes for ages 8-12.

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.

Class Schedules



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

Our modern dance 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! Our dance classes cater to advanced, intermediate, and beginning students. 

In these one minute videos, watch American Dance Institute Seattle's Intermediate Modern Dance students rehearse for a recent Greenwood-Phinney Ridge Art Walk performance held in Studio #1.

Modern Dance Intermediate Adult students rehearse for a recent Greenwood-Phinney Ridge Art Walk performance

Intermediate Adult Contemporary Students. 

See more Modern dance performances here.

Meet Your Dance Instructors

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American Dance Institute modern dance students Anna & Jessica. They are wonderful people. Come take a class with them.

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Besides Modern/Contemporary dance classes, we offer several other dance classes for adults including Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Irish, Flamenco, and Tap. Read a summary description of there classes on our Adult Dance Program page.