Jazz Dance & Musical Theatre
 for Ages 8-11

Magnolia students perform in American Dance Institute's 2018 dance recital.

About Our Kid's Jazz Dance Classes

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 student is a fairly accomplished dancer who is well versed in jazz dance vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated tap choreography readily.

Children's Jazz Class Schedule

  • We will offer live-streamed and in-studio classes through the session. All in-studio classes will adhere to Washington Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. Masks are required for everyone.

Winter/Spring 2022 Class Schedule

February 7, 2022 - June 16, 2022

Winter/Spring 2022 In-Studio Class Schedule

Winter 2022 Class Schedule

January 3, 2022 - March 27, 2022

In addition to our Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer Sessions, we will be offering a special Winter Session for new beginning students of all ages. Our Winter Session runs from January 3, 2022 through March 27, 2022.

Winter 2022 In-Studio Class Schedule

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

September 13, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Fall 2021 In-Studio Class Schedule


Kid's Jazz Dance Class Attire

Any comfortable dance attire and jazz shoes.


Attire is available at Centerstage Dance Shop 5261 University NE

Meet Your Teacher

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Margaret Behm

Finding great kids jazz dance classes.

  • Look for non-competitive dance classes where everyone is friendly including instructors, students and staff and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Find a jazz class for kids where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child and works hard to balance the needs of slow and fast learners.
  • A great jazz dance class is in a dance studio having specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect  feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven forbid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • Why put up with hassle policies? You want accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason, ample make up opportunities, and flexible vs strict and formal rules. 
  • Most importantly look for a kid's jazz class that has expert dance teachers who deliver expressive dance instruction to keep children engaged and who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster and feel great class after class.

Jazz students performing at the 2018 29th Annual Dance Recital

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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

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