Excellence In Dance Instruction In Classes That Are Non-Competitive, Invigorating & Fun!

Everyone is welcome and no snootiness allowed :)

Dance Classes Seattle and Shoreline in spacious dance studios for adults, kids and toddlers including Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Flamenco & Irish. And we're a friendly, welcoming dance school. 

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  • Registration is live for our 2022 Winter-Spring Session which begins February 7th.  REGISTER NOW
  • See Our Beginner Dance Classes Line up which started in January 2022 Here.
  • We are currently offering both in-studio AND online dance classes! Both formats are listed on the class page for each genre of dance.

Proof Of COVID Vaccination Requirements

  • Per King County, starting Monday, October 25th all American Dance Institute dance students and Shoreline Music School music students, 12 years old and older, must show proof of full COVID vaccination or a recent negative test result before entering class.
    You do not need to show identification with proof of vaccination.

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What can be used as proof of vaccination?

  • CDC vaccine card or photo of vaccine card.
  • CDC vaccine card or photo of vaccine card.
  • Documented proof of vaccination from medical record or vaccine provider.
  • Proof of vaccination from another state or county.
  • Printed certificate or digital record from MyIRMobile.com or other apps.
  • You do not need to show identification with proof of vaccination.
    •  Options for people who are unvaccinated or unable to prove vaccine status  
      People who are unvaccinated or cannot prove vaccination status will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a testing provider in the last 72 hours.
    • For COVID-19 testing locations and resources, visit kingcounty.gov/covid/sites.
    • Note: Students will also be required to continue wearing masks during class until further notice.
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    Dance Classes That Adults, Teens, Kids & Toddlers Love!

    • Dance classes online including Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Irish, & Flamenco live streamed into your home.
    • Real beginning dance classes and real intermediate dance classes.
    • Fellow students who are friendly and welcoming
    • Dance studios that are spacious and wide open and with 'Sprung Floors' that are safe for your feet, ankles and knees. 
    • Shoreline dance classes and now Wedgwood dance classes.
    • Shoreline and Seattle area dance studios with classes paced specifically for the new beginner, returning student and intermediate dancer. 
    • Expert, gifted teachers who really break things down for you so you'll learn quickly.
    Emily Griswold reviewer of American Dance Institute


    " I took adult dance classes for years when I used to live down the street. Great instructors (thanks Kara!) and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It was very accepting of different abilities but still encouraged everyone to grow, improve, and make the most of their time in class. I love ADI! "         Read the review

    Emily Griswold Google Reviewer

    For Parents, Teens, Kids

    We surveyed 300 discerning Seattle area parents asking why they insist on dance classes for their children. Here are the most often cited responses. 

    Beginner & Returning Dancers

    We surveyed 150 discerning Seattle & Shoreline area dancers why they take dance classes. Here are their most insightful responses.

    Learn Ballet From Home

    Any Day Ballet Lesson 1

    For ages 18-99 

    No special equipment or clothing is needed.  

    Try the first 1-hour lesson for FREE !

    Over 500 Any Day Ballet courses sold since 2020.

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    Suitable for both brand new & returning students

    Learning ballet from home

    No barre required just a countertop, chair or bureau top for balance.

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    Lessons can be watched on a laptop, tablet or big screen TV.

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    Dancing actually brought me joy!

    “I had no delusions of becoming a prima ballerina starting dance classes as a college student, but I found it such a beautiful, invigorating and fun way to stay in shape, so much more rewarding than going to the gym. Dancing actually brought me joy! read more

    - Elizabeth Chayer, American Dance Institute-Founder/Director


    Adult dance class students Ryan, Mat, and Jenay from the American Dance Institute share a few things they enjoy about their new dance classes, dance teachers, fellow students, and the school.

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    "Learning ballet as an adult is a chance to return to our bodies, to be true beginners again. It's an escape from work stress, a departure from over-scheduled lives and a way to build confidence that you, too, can learn a new skill."     M. Burbank

    By Megan Burbank,  

    Seattle Times travel and outdoors editor

    Our amazing students perform Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Irish and Flamenco dance routines during the Phinney Ridge/Greenwood community Art Walk event.

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    Watch our students (adults & kids) perform Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Irish and Flamenco dance routines in the 2019 annual recital!

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    Returning Students

    "You will love, love, love your dance classes at The American Dance Institute"


    Over 31,645 people like you have attended ADI dance classes since 1989.

    Lisa, Jessica & Kaylee share a laugh during dance class.

    Some Say Dance Isn't For Everyone?

    Watch & see if you agree. 

    About the American Dance Institute 

    • Dance studios serving Seattle neighborhoods including Ballard, Blue Ridge/North Beach, Broadview, Crown Hill, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood, Haller Lake, Loyal Heights, Magnolia, Phinney Ridge, Queen Anne, Wallingford, Westlake, Whittier Heights, Bryant, Hawthorne Hills, Lake City, Laurelhurst, Maple Leaf, Matthews Beach, Northgate, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Roosevelt, U-District, View Ridge, Wedgwood, Windermere.
    • Dance  studios near me in Shoreline serving neighborhoods including Ballinger, Briarcrest, Echo Lake, Highland terrace, Hillwood, Innis Arden, Meridian Park, North City, Parkwood, Richmond Beach, Ridgecrest, The Highlands, Westminster Triangle.
    • Dance  studios near me serving Lake Forest Park neighborhoods Horizon View, Sheridan Beach and Lake Forest Park Town Center.
    • Dance  studios near me convenient to Mountlake Terrace neighborhoods including East Terrace, Gateway, Lake Ballinger, Melody Hill, North Terrace, Town Center

    Six Seattle Area Dance Studios In Four Convenient Locations

    Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia & Shoreline


    Wedgwood: NE 7500 25th NE, Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98115

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    Greenwood: 8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

    American Dance Institute Magnolia

    Magnolia: 2410 32nd Ave West, Seattle WA 98199

    American dance institute Shoreline

    Shoreline: 1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155