Tap Dance Classes
For Ages 8-10

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

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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

  • We will offer live-streamed and in-studio classes through the session. All in-studio classes will adhere to Washington Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. Masks are required for everyone.

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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.

Meet Your Kid's Tap Dance Teacher

Lauren Cook Instructor, The American Dance Institute

Lauren Cook

Mommy Daddy & Me, Pre-Ballet, Creative Dance, Jazz

Lauren started dancing at age 3. She has studied many styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, and lyrical.

She has been teaching since 

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she was 16 and graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Dance.

Lauren also practices meditation and yoga, and enjoys hiking and cuddling with her cat, Cleo, and dog, Cali.

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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