In addition to the classes on this page, American Dance Institute also offers teen tap classes, adult tap dance lessons, and children's tap dance classes for ages 5-7.

Tap Dancing Classes for Kids: 
From Uncoordinated To Smooth As Silk

Building confidence, enthusiasm, and poise along the way.
  • Our Tap dancing classes for kids introduce the basic rhythms, preparatory steps and sequencing with special attention to clean technique.
  • They focus on musicality, phrasing, and terminology while building strength and having fun!
  • And as soon as the tap shoes go on, your child will begin exploring the sounds and rhythms made possible through this wonderful and unique American dance style.
  • With our advance ADI teaching methods, your child will progress further, faster and safer in half the time required by other schools.
  • Whether you are experimenting to see where your child’s interests lie, or if you have an aspiring dancer in the works, this class will satisfy you and your child.

Children's Tap Dance Class Schedule

  • Masks are optional effective, 3/12/22. **Masks are required for individuals that have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to Covid-19 for a 10 day period following onset of symptoms, positive test results, or Covid-19 exposure.**

Fall 2022 In-Studio Class Schedule

Winter/Spring 2023 In-Studio Class Schedule

Meet Your Kid's Tap Dance Teacher

Olivia Fink teaches for the American Dance Institute
Olivia Fink, Teacher, 

Olivia Fink has 15 years of dance experience in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. She will teach Ballet and Tap at our Magnolia locations.

"Hi all! My name is Olivia, and I am so excited to be joining the American Dance Institute in the Fall.


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I am originally from Denver, Colorado and moved to Seattle to pursue my undergraduate degree. I graduated this last Spring, and now I'm looking forward to this new adventure of teaching. I have 15 years of dance experience within the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. My two favorite styles of dance are jazz and tap. Other than dancing, I enjoy rock climbing, reading, and hanging out with friends and family."

Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?

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

Click on any red flag above to learn more about our studio locations.

Check out what these tap dancers have learned at American Dance Institute. Here older kids, teens and adults perform together at the Greenwood-Phinney May 2018 Artwalk event.

Elizabeth Chayer, American Dance Institute Seattle, Greenwood, Magnolia, American Dance Institute-Magnolia, dance classes

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The teacher is the determinant factor...


"Just as in the best public and private schools, the quality of the teacher in a class room and dance studio determines the quality of the student's class experience. American Dance Institute's teachers are the best. I know because I work very hard to find, mentor and retain them."  

Elizabeth Chayer Founder, Director, The American Dance Institute

Kid's Tap Dancing Classes: How to Find Great Classes

You're looking for Kids Tap Dance Class in Seattle, for your 8-12 year old, but how do you find a good one? What questions do you ask? How do you choose a great class? Here are some tips:

  • Look for non-competitive kid's tap dance classes where everyone is friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • It's important that the teacher understands that the pace of the tap class has to be good for your child.
  • Demand tap dance studios with specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect your child's feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven forbid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • Insist on a tap dance school with accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason. Look for clean, bright sunlit studios.
  • Most importantly look for a school that has expert dance teachers who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster.

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