Hip Hop Dance Classes for Teenage Beginners

Teen hip hop students performing at our annual dance recital

Looking another age group? Go here: Adults, Kids Ages 8-14 and Kids ages 5-7.

Junior & Teenage Hip Hop Dance Classes

  • Learn the latest moves in our Teen Hip Hop classes.
  • Our dance instructors will break it down so its easy to master hip hop steps. 
  • Class starts with a thorough warm up to build core strength and body control, a break down of the latest funk and hip-hop moves, followed by choreography to develop your expressive abilities.
  • We teach at your pace. We give you personal attention so you'll progress faster.
  • Learning to dance is not hard in our hip hop classes. You are going to love your class and look so good!

Class Schedules 

Fall 2022 Session

September 19, 2022 - February 12, 2023

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Winter/Spring Session 2023 

February 13, 2023 - June 22, 2023

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Meet Your Hip Hop Teachers

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Ria Llanto Martin, Teacher

Hip,  Hop, Jazz

Ria holds a teaching certificate from DeLa Salle University, a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership from Every Nation School of World Missions, a Graduate Diploma in Intercultural and Urban Studies from the Asian Theological Seminary, and is a Doctoral candidate from Western Seminary.

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Ria grew up in the Philippines and began her dance studies when she was 7 years old. She trained in Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Jazz with Power Dance Company under the direction of Douglas Nierras. 

She then moved more into commercial dance attending multiple workshops with Hotlegs. Though Ria was invited to audition for the performing company, she did not see herself as a full-time performer. But her love for dance continued and she has had several opportunities to teach, perform and work backstage. 

She was the resident choreographer and dance teacher in a Philippine High School for three years before moving to Seattle in 2012. Ria is currently a dance instructor at the University of Washington.

Brinn Coleman Hip Hop & Modern Dance Instructor
Brinn Coleman-Kjesbu, Teacher,  Administrator

Hip Hop,  Modern &  Administrative Assistant

Brinn Coleman attended Humboldt State University where he graduated with honors with his degree in Dance Studies.

He was born and raised in Arcata, California where he grew up in a studio and was trained in ballet. 

At the age of ten... 

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he began training in hip hop, modern, and contemporary dance styles.

During his time at Humboldt State University, he had the pleasure of working with talented choreographers such as Sharon Butcher, Kyleigh Carlson, and Emmy-award winning choreographer, Daryl Thomas.

Brinn attended the 2020 Western regional conference of the American College Dance Association in Arizona.

Emma Holden, Teacher, Shoreline

Emma Holden

Emma Holden studied Hip-Hop at the American Dance Institute for several years while in elementary school and served as the Dance Captain for Ballard High School’s Dance Team while in high school. She currently attends UW, serves as an administrative assistant for ADI, and will teach Hip-Hop and Creative Dance at our Greenwood location this Fall.



Kalena Tadio, (center) Hula and Hip Hop Teacher American Dance Institute
Kalena Tadio, Teacher, Shoreline

Kalena Tadio joins the American Dance Institute's Shoreline studios, where she will teach hip-hop, hula, and contemporary dance to
adults, teens, and children.

Kalena Tadio started dancing when she was five years old. She studied hip-hop, hula, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical/contemporary, and modern dance.
She received training at


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Pac West Performing Arts in Snohomish, Washington. She has gone on to teach and choreograph many performances.

Kalena loves to dance and wants to share it with all her students.

She can't wait to dance with you!

In addition to the class offerings listed below, American Dance Institute offers hip hop classes for ages 5-7, hip hop classes for ages 8-10, and adult hip hop classes.

Teen Hip Hop Dance Classes at ADI!

"Sabine comes home so happy after the evening class with Cameo - it is exactly what she wants. She totally gets into the dance and then just glows."

Regan Frolich

ADI Parent

Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?

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.

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