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

Modern Dance

Modern dance class performers from  at a Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk event.

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.

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. 

Modern Dance Class Schedule

Winter-Spring 2018

Shoreline Classes To Start Monday, March 12

Shoreline Winter/Spring session runs from February (when we open) through to June 17, 2018.

The Greenwood and Magnolia Winter/Spring Sessions Run February 5 - June 15, 2018.

Modern Dance In Greenwood

Beginning Level I & II
in Greenwood

Sundays, 12:15-1:30 PM, with adult dance instructor, Abby Zimmerman, in Studio #2

Beginning Level II 
in Greenwood

Tuesdays, 8:00-9:15 PM, with Modern dance instructor, Kara Burrows, in Studio #1

Intermediate Level

Mondays, 6:15-7:45 PM, with adult dance instructor, Rebecca Barney, in Studio #1

Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45 PM, with dance instructor, Rebecca Barney, in Studio #1

Magnolia Modern Dance

We do not currently have any Adult Modern classes at our Magnolia location.

Modern Dance Classes Start Monday, March 12th in Shoreline

Adult Modern
Beginning Level I  
in Shoreline

Wednesdays, 7:45-9:00 PM, with dance instructor, Maia Nowack, in Studio #2

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

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. 

Meet Your Dance Instructors

American Dance Institute Contemporary Students Anna & Jessica. They are wonderful people. Come take a class with them.

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

listen to What adult students think about American Dance Institute's classes & teachers :)

great dance classes, kid's dance classes, find great dance classes,

Cara says, "Now that was a great dance class!"

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.


Adult Modern Class Ratings
  • Fun & Invogorating
  • Great Teachers
  • Non-Competitiveness
  • Personalized Attention
  • Friendly & Non-Intimidating
  • Consistently Excellent Instruction
  • Value