Teen Modern Dance Classes: Non-Competitive, Invigorating & Fun!

Teen Modern Dance Classes

Teen Modern dance classes at American Dance Institute's Seattle dance studio start with a thorough and effective warm-up. This will build your physical strength and stimulate your body's core connections. The warm up is followed by phrase work (choreographed movement) focusing on directional and weight changes, rhythm, and Laban Fundamentals (i.e. time, space, effort, etc.) If you don't know what these terms mean, no worries, we will teach it to you!

Seattle is a mecca for Modern & Contemporary dance and our studio employs many of Seattle's finest teachers. They are exceptionally trained and know how to lead a great class.

You'll progress quickly and safely in your teen modern dance classes under the care of our instructors, unlike at many other schools where the instructor favors the more experienced and long-term students.

Teen Modern Dance Classes

2017 Fall Class Schedule

Greenwood Classes

Teen Modern Dance Classes

Junior/Teen Modern I

Ages 11-14

Tuesday 4:15-5:15PM, Abby Zimmerman, Studio #1

Teen/Adult Modern I

Ages 15+

Sunday 12:30-1:45PM, Abby Zimmerman, Studio #2

Teen/Adult Modern II

Ages 15+

Tuesday 8:00-9:15PM, Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Teen/Adult Intermediate Modern

Ages 15+

Monday 6:15-7:45PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Wednesday 6:15-7:45PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Magnolia Classes

Teen Modern Dance Classes

Junior/Teen Modern I & II

Ages 11-15

Sunday 1:30-2:45PM, Margaret Behm

The Fall Session Starts September 18.

Teen Modern Dance Classes

2017 Summer Class Schedule

Greenwood Classes

Teen Modern Dance Classes

Teen/Adult Modern Ia

New students, ages 15+

Tuesday 8:00-9:15PM,  Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Teen/Adult Modern I & II

Ages 15+

Sunday 12:15-1:45PM,  Abby Zimmerman, Studio #2

Teen/Adult Modern II

Ages 15+

Monday 8:00-9:15PM, Maia Nowack, Studio #2

Teen/Adult Intermediate Modern

Ages 15+

Monday 6:15-7:45PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Wednesday 6:15-7:45PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1

Magnolia Classes

Teen Modern Dance Classes

We are not currently offering any Teen Modern classes at Magnolia. Please check back in August for Fall classes!

The Summer Session Starts June 26th. Now is an excellent time to register for classes.

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

American dance Institute student, Jada Oxford-Tone, on the shores of Greenlake.

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

Class Notes

Teen Modern 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.

Kara Burrows teaches teen modern dance at American Dance institute in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood.

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.

Rebecca Barney, ballet dance classes, ballet dance studio, adult ballet dance classes, Adult Ballet Dance Classes

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

Darci Deaver teaches teen modern dance at American Dance institute in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood.

Darci Deaver

"Darci is a very friendly instructor. She really knows what she's doing. She is very articulate in her instruction. An excellent teacher."
Margret Beham teaches contemporary dance classes and jazz dance classes at American Dance Institute in Seattle WA

Margaret Behem

New to American Dance Institute, 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.