Teen Contemporary Dance Classes

Teen Contemporary Dance Classes


Contemporary Dance  is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Lyrical Dance and classical Ballet. It encourages students creative freedom by pushing boundaries, gravity, imagery, intricate gestures, strength, grace and art.


Contemporary dance classes at American Dance Institute's Shoreline's studio will start with a thorough and effective warm up to build strength and stimulate the body's CORE connections. The warm up is followed by phrase work (choreographed movement) focusing on directional and weight changes, rhythm and Laban Fundamentals. If you don't know what these terms mean, no worries. We will teach you. 

Teen Contemporary Dance Classes

Winter/Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Greenwood Contemporary Dance Classes

Teen Contemporary Dance Classes

Not offered in Greenwood

Please see our Shoreline Schedule

Magnolia Contemporary Dance Classes

Teen Contemporary Dance Classes

Not offered in Magnolia. Please see our Shoreline schedule.

NEW!  Shoreline Contemporary Dance Classes for Teens


Junior/Teen Beginning Contemporary Dance

(ages 11-14)

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15PM,
Maia Nowack, Studio #1

Sundays, 3:30-4:45PM
Emily Curtiss, Studio #1

Teen/Adult Beginning Modern Dance 

ages 15+

Wednesday, 7:45-9:00PM, 
Maia Nowack, Studio #2


Sunday, 1:00-2:15PM, 
Dakota Crist, Studio #2


1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

Teen modern dance student Jada O on the shores of Greenlake.

American dance Institute student, Jada O, on the shores of Greenlake.

This is Jada, a most  remarkable teen student at American Dance Institute, striking a beautiful dance pose on the scenic shores of Seattle's Green Lake. 

Class Notes

Teen Contemporary Dance Classes Attire: 

Wear Black calf-length dance pants or leggings with a fitted t-shirt or tank top, bare feet. 

Intermediate Contemporary: Any comfortable dance attire.

Attire is available at Centerstage Capezio, 5261 University NE. (527-4697)

…or many local department stores.

Our instructors have extensive knowledge of and are qualified to teach Modern and Contemporary dance classes.

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Kara Burrows

In 2006, Kara was graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Cornish College of the Arts. At Cornish, Kara performed in works by Sahra Slipper, Deb Wolf, Donald Byrd, Pat Hon, Jose Limon, Martha Graham and others.

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Rebecca Barney

"She clearly has high expectations for her students and it's exciting and rewarding to work hard in her classes. She's a lot of fun and does a terrific job."     L. Stifler

Margaret Behm, Modern dance instructor American Dance Institute

Margaret Behem

Margaret hails from Fort Collins, CO. She earned a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. 

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Finding great teen modern & contemporary dance class.

  • Look for non-competitive dance classes where everyone is friendly and you will always feel welcome.
  • The teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for you.
  • A dance studio with a special 'sprung' wood floor that 'gives' to protect your feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven forbid, run away from dance studios with hardwood or linoleum over concrete floors.
  • Does the school have accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason? They should.
  • Most importantly look for a school that has expert dance teachers who know how to give you personalized attention so you will progress faster.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.

Teen Contemporary Dance Classes Rating
  • Fun & Invogorating
  • Great Teachers
  • Non-Competitiveness
  • Personalized attention
  • Friendly & Non-Intimidating
  • Consistently Excellent Instruction
  • Family Freindly
4.9