Junior & Teen

Jazz Dance Classes & Musical Theatre

Teen Jazz dance class students performing at our 29th annual dance recital at Ballard High School Auditorium.

About Our Teen Jazz Dance Lessons

This class is an eclectic blend of styles, heavily influenced by Fosse and Luigi techniques, utilizing popular music of the past and present. This fun class builds the technical and expressive abilities necessary for concert jazz and musical theater venues with an emphasis on line, phrasing. coordination and injury prevention.

Jazz I: Starts at the very beginning. It is designed for students who have never had jazz before or have studied jazz so long ago that they want a complete refresher course.

Jazz I.5: For students who have had 4-6 months of recent jazz training.  

Jazz II: Have been studying jazz recently and or consistently for a year or more.

Intermediate Jazz: An intermediate is a fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in jazz dance vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated jazz choreography readily.

Jazz & Musical Theatre Class Schedule

  • Masks are optional effective, 3/12/22. **Masks are required for individuals that have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to Covid-19 for a 10 day period following onset of symptoms, positive test results, or Covid-19 exposure.**

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

September 19, 2022 - February 12, 2023

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Winter/Spring 2023 Class Schedule

February 13, 2023 - June 22, 2023

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Teen Jazz Dance Class Attire

Any comfortable dance attire and jazz shoes.


Attire is available at Centerstage Dance Shop 5261 University NE

Meet Your Teachers

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Ainsleigh Orwin Instructor The American Dance Institute
Ainsleigh Orwin, Teacher/ Office Manager

Greenwood/Magnolia

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

Ainsleigh Orwin has been dancing since she was 5 years old, beginning her training at Village Dance Arts in Claremont, CA studying modern, jazz, hip hop, and ballet.


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Currently finishing up her last year at UW, she has expanded her love for dance by exploring improvisation and choreography.

Ainsleigh has performed in 3 UW Dance Concerts and recently choreographed, filmed, and edited a dance film for the 2021 Dance Majors Concert.

She has taught summer classes and camps in her hometown and with Metropolis Dance in the Seattle area. Ainsleigh graduates this June from the University of Washington with two degrees - one in Dance and one in Biology. 

Aside from dancing and teaching, Ainsleigh loves to go on hikes and nature walks, travel (pre- COVID), sing, and play with her roommate’s puppy!

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Margaret Kenrick, Teacher
Greenwood/Wedgwood

 Margaret Rose Kenrick has happily found a home in American Dance Institute to continue her love for dance.  

Margaret has trained in the Vaganova and Cecchetti Methodologies and completed her major exam in the Royal Academy of Dance.  

She has been a health and biology professor and bench scientist for many years in the Northern California bay area while supporting the development of performing arts communities for youth.

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Recently, she returned to Seattle, retired from her role as Artistic Director of Benicia Ballet Theatre, and Managing Partner/Director of Benicia Ballet School, LLC.  

While in California, she also co-founded the School of Valley Dance Theater in Livermore, CA, and initiated the dance program for the Community Youth Center in Concord, CA.  

Currently she is the Director of Commercial Education at NanoString Technologies in South Lake Union.  She fell in love with Seattle when she had the honor to train and perform with Pacific Northwest Ballet.  From Seattle, Margaret went on to perform with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, PA. 

She returned to school to complete her degrees in Biology at UCLA and UC Riverside, and Doctorate in Education, Organizational Leadership, from Chapman University, Brandman Division.  

She has two amazing young adult children and loves biking and hiking on her weekends.

Madison Au, Dance Teacher, American Danceinstitute
Madison (Madi) Au, Teacher, 
Greenwood, Magnolia, Wedgwood

Madison (Madi) Au, is a recent graduate from Cal Poly with a Dance Minor. Madi will teach Modern Dance, Hip-Hop, KPOP, Mommy/Daddy and Me, Creative Dance, and Pre-Ballet at our Greenwood, Magnolia, and Wedgewood locations.

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She graduated from Cal Poly SLO, where she studied Psychology, Child Development, and Dance.

Madi has been dancing for over 20 years!

She teaches Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, and Hip Hop. 

She has lived in California her whole life, and is new to the Seattle area. 

She is also a Marketing Coordinator for Launch Pop, and enjoys many other art forms such as crochet, painting, drawing, and singing.

She look forward to getting to know everyone and spreading my love for dance!

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