Tap Dance Classes For Kids

Ages 8-11

About Our Children's Tap Dance Classes

Tap dance Classes for kids

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! 

Your child will begin exploring the sounds and rhythms made possible through this wonderful and unique American dance style.

Tap Dance Attire

Any comfortable clothes to dance in,

Tap shoes must be purchased, we do not sell tap shoes but we do have a swap box with used shoes you may look through to see if we have your child's size.

Class Schedules & Studio Locations

Summer Session

Session Dates: July 1, 2024- August 29, 2024

Winter/Spring Session

February 12, 2024- June 20, 2024

Meet Your Children's Tap Dance Teacher

Donny Gersonde 

Donny attended Coronado School of the Arts: Musical Theatre,
high school in San Diego, and he holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the
Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. 

After college, he returned to San Diego and became the lead dance teacher for the Coronado School of the Arts-Musical Theatre High School, his alma mater. 

Donny says his love for teaching is equal to his passion for dancing. All levels and all bodies, it brings him joy to get people moving! 

We have evening and weekend classes, but we will add weekday morning classes in the Fall.

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


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

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