Junior & Teen Ballet

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About Our Teen Ballet Class Schedules

Below you will find FOUR different class styles to choose from:

    1. Regular In-Studio Classes:  Studios located in Seattle's Wedgwood, Greenwood & Magnolia neighborhoods and in  Shoreline's North City neighborhood.

    2. In-Studio Classes-Live Streamed: Our regular in studio classes currently taught online (during quarantine and possibly beyond)

    3. Ongoing Live Streamed Classes: These classes begin Tuesday May 25th and will be ongoing once the quarantine ends.

    4. 30-Day Ballet: An fun, engaging beginning ballet class that you can take from home On Demand

Teen Ballet 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 is 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 point classes. 

Current Class Schedule

Current In Studio Class Schedule (On Hold)

Current Live Stream Online Class Schedule

Coming Soon: 30 Day Ballet

Summer Class Schedule

  • Class Schedules & Registration Methods Are Currently Being Edited And Are Subject To Change.
  • We will notify you via newsletter once the full Summer Schedule is posted. Join our email list for notifications here.  
  • In-person summer classes begin June 29th - government permitting.

Summer In-Studio Class Schedule

Summer Live Stream Online Class Schedule (Being Edited)

Coming Soon: 30 Day Ballet

What do our Ballet Classes 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.

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.

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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 Teen Ballet Classes 

All of our teen ballet classes 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.

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. 

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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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