Ballet Classes for Teens & Juniors

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About Our Teen/Junior Ballet Class Schedules

Below you will find THREE different class options to choose from:

    1. Regular In-Studio Classes:  Classes are currently limited to five dancers, and all must adhere to Washington Department of Health COVID Guidelines.

    2. Live-Streamed ClassesSince these are offered online, you can choose classes at any locations!

    3. 30-Day Ballet: A fun, engaging beginning ballet class that you can take from home On Demand

Ballet Classes for Teens - Course Descriptions

  • Ballet I: Starts at the very beginning. It is designed for students who have never had ballet before or have studied ballet so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.
  • Ballet I.5: For students who have had 4-6 months of recent ballet training.
  • Ballet II: Have been studying ballet recently and or consistently for a year of more.
  • Intermediate: An intermediate student is a fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in ballet movement vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated ballet combinations readily. 
  • Pointe: Dancing on toe shoes is for the accomplished dancer only, and requires a minimum of two technique classes weekly in addition to the pointe class. 

Class Schedule & Locations

Summer 2022 Schedule

June 27, 2022 - September 1, 2022

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Winter/Spring 2022 Schedule

February 7 - June 16, 2022

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Spring 2022 Schedule

March 28, 2022 - June 16, 2022

In addition to our Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer Sessions, we will be offering a special Spring Session for new beginning students of all ages. Our Spring Session runs from  March 28, 2022 through June 16, 2022.

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  • 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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What do our Ballet Classes for Teenage Beginners Include?

All of our Ballet classes include barre, center, stretching, adagio, and allegro work. We focus on clean execution and a physical and intellectual understanding of how and why each movement is executed. With our exclusive teaching methods, you will progress further, more quickly and safely. Whether you are experimenting to see where your interests lie or you're an aspiring dancer, you will love adult ballet classes in Seattle and Shoreline at American Dance Institute.

Still unsure? Come in and take a trial class for free. But hurry, these dance classes fill quickly.

What are teen classes like at The American Dance Institute?

Our Teen Ballet Classes include training for 12, 13, 14 and 18 Year old which means we offer Beginner Teenage Ballet Classes for all ages.

In addition to the teen ballet class offerings on this page, American Dance Institute offers a comprehensive selection of adult ballet classes, ballet classes for ages 8-10ballet classes for ages 5-7, and ballet & tap dance combo classes for ages 5-7.

These are some of our teen ballet students dancing with adults in a recent Phinneywood Art Walk performance.

Teen Ballet: Our School Is Fun, Friendly & Not Competitive!


You want to attend great ballet for teens classes with excellent teachers, invigorating movement and fun classmates, right?

Each dance school has a distinctive culture, some trendy, some fiercely competitive, and some like ours are friendly and 100% non-competitive.

What does non-competitive mean in this context? It means that students in our classes compete with themselves, not against other students, and not against you. The absence of competitive behavior allows for a cooperative, supportive, and encouraging  environment for all students.

Teachers do not favor some students over others. Everyone in class is there for the love of dancing and the desire to improve. Everyone appreciates and respects each other. We're all here to learn, stay fit, make friends, and to experience the joy that only dance can deliver.

Our Ballet Lessons for Teenage Beginners 

All of our teen ballet lessons include barre, center, stretching, adagio, and allegro work. Our dance classes focus on both a physical and an intellectual understanding of how each movement should be executed. Strength, flexibility, grace, balance, poise, and musicality will be developed along with an understanding of the principles of ballet technique.

You'll find our school culture very welcoming, non-competitive, and fun regarding ballet lessons for teenage beginners.

Beginning Ballet For Teens 

Beginner ballet for teens classes are taught at a very beginning level. These classes are taught by the warm, friendly, excellent instructors American Dance Institute is famous for. 

Meet Your Teen Ballet Teachers

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"Just as in the best schools, the quality of the dance instructor makes all the difference."

                             Elizabeth Chayer

American Dance Institute on King 5's New Day TV Show 

American Dance Institute's founder/Director, Elizabeth Chayer is featured on King 5's New Day Television program promoting the school's partnership with the world acclaimed Moscow Ballet and their 2018 production of the Great Russian Nutcracker at Seattle's Paramount Theater.

You Will Progress Further, More Quickly and Safely in ADI's Teen Ballet Classes.

Students love our teen beginner ballet classes for many reasons. With the personal attention you receive from ADI's excellent ballet instructors you will progress further, more quickly and safely. Former professional dancers do not automatically make gifted instructors. 

Whether you are just exploring to see where your interests lie. Are an aspiring dancer in the works. Or are already an accomplished dancer. ADI has a ballet class to fit your needs, and an excellent instructor with a trained eye ready to help you.

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