Current Class Schedule
Fall 2021 In-Studio Class Schedule
Junior & Teen Modern Dance
September 13, 2021 - February 6, 2022
Modern Dance Classes in Greenwood
Adult/Teen Modern I
- Delayed Start 10/3 -
Sunday 11:30AM-12:45PM with instructor Margaret, GW Studio #2
Adult/Teen Modern I & II
Monday 8:00-9:15PM with instructor Cassie, GW Studio #2
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:45pm with instructor Ainsleigh, GW Studio #1
Modern Dance Classes in Magnolia
Junior/Teen Modern I.5 & II
Sunday 12:15PM-1:30PM with instructor Cassianna, MAG
Modern Dance Classes in Wedgwood
Junior/Teen Modern I
- Delayed Start 10/6 -
Wednesday 3:30-4:30PM with Brinn, WW
Modern Dance Classes in Shoreline
We are not currently offering modern dance classes at our Shoreline location.
Teen Modern Dance Classes Attire
Dance pants or leggings, with a fitted t-shirt or tank top, and bare feet.
Dance attire is available at Center Stage Dance Shop
Meet ADI's Modern Dance Teachers
Maia grew up in Seattle and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre with a minor in dance from Northwestern University and a Masters degree in Dance Pedagogy from the University of the Arts in Helsinki.
While at Northwest, Maia trained with and danced for various Chicago-based dance artists.
While in Finland, Maia taught courses at the University of the Arts and Espoo Dance Institute and completed a thesis based on leading a collaborative learning and performance creation process with students from a vocational program in contemporary dance, as well as performing with other artists there.
In Seattle, Maia has also taught for Seattle Children's Theatre.
Maia says her goal as a teacher is to always be open to and work genuinely with each students' situation and experience while spreading the joy of exploring our movement possibilities.
Maia taught here at the American Dance Institute from 2016-2018 before leaving to pursue her Master's degree. We are so happy to have her back in the fold.
Maia grew up dancing in Seattle, then went to Northwestern University in Evanston where she graduated suma cum laude with a Bachelors in Theatre and a minor in Dance. While there, she performed in works by Chicago based choreographers including Jeff Hancock, Joel Valentin Martinez, and Maray Gutierrez.
She has also participated in Strictly Seattle and Dance This! intensives in Seattle. She has taught both drama and dance to students in the Evanston School District, and interned at Seattle Children's Theatre, where she is now a teaching apprentice.
Maia Nowack and her pesky friend.
Adult tap students Christine and Cheryl with instructor Maia Nowack in our first tap class in Magnolia.x
Cassianna Nicole Diaz is a contemporary dance artist, choreographer, dance writer, Pilate’s teacher, and Ballet/Modern/Ballroom dance teacher currently residing in Seattle, Washington.
She began her dance training, pursuing ballet at a young age and continued on to Cornish College of the Arts to pursue contemporary dance to later graduate from Cornish with a bachelor of fine arts.
Through Cornish (working with Michele Miller) she was able to receive a Pilates teaching certification as well. Among her other passions is writing about dance.
Through an internship with Seattle Dance’s she was able to explore writing about dance as a career, by writing critique of dance productions.
Performing in various works in the Seattle area such as works by Pat Graney, Zoe/juniper, and Gerard Theoret, she has been able to explore her passion for performing contemporary dance works.
Most of her time is currently spent teaching various forms of dance. In the future, she hopes to share more of her choreographic works with the public.
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The dance class today with Dakota was more than I could have hoped to expect. I don't know what to rave about more, the quality of the production or the excellence to the class.
Dakota thought to ask at the start of class if there were any injuries which was especially meaningful to me today because I have a sore knee.
Her instructions were clear and complete and made perfect sense. The corrections were thoughtful and meaningful. Dakota is golden and to be highly valued.
Since March, I've suffered through six months of ZOOM frustrations. ADI has excelled in solving that misery. I could have been watching a high definition Blu-ray with Dolby sound.
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