Modern Dance

Seattle & Shoreline

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

About Our Modern Dance Classes For Adults

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 of 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. 

Summer Class Schedule

  • We willl continue live streaming most classes through the summer. Any in-studio classes will be limited to five students and will adhere to Washington Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.

Summer Class Schedule

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).
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).

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

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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