Music Lessons & Dance Classes serving Ballard and Shoreline 




Experience your child’s full potential at the Academy of Music & Dance!

We help children grow their skills, develop their confidence, and discover the joy of music and dance!  We believe that music and dance classes teach life lessons and create healthy, well-rounded young people.

Our instructors are university-trained, background-checked professionals who are passionate about working with kids.  Our locations in Ballard and Shoreline offer top-notch features inside our beautifully-designed facilities.  

We’re proud to serve your family with our More Than Just Great Dancing® mission!

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We invite you to explore our website or contact us directly  at our Ballard or Shoreline locations to learn more about our programs.

We are committed to offering the best kid's, teen and adult dance classes and music lessons in the North Seattle area, taught by the best and most caring instructors around! We look forward to serving Seattle families in Ballard & Shoreline, as well as our neighboring communities of Greenlake, Wallingford, Queen Anne and Fremont, as well as the amazing cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Lake Forest Park!


Ballard Location


Shoreline/Edmonds location!

“Studying piano at Ballard Academy of Music and Dance is important to me because it is special to me to make music. My teacher, Rob, is funny. He showed me fast songs that made me happy when I was sad. The Ballard Academy is cool. I also like seeing some of the kids I go to school with at the Academy.”
— Sarah H. Age 7 - Piano Student - Crown Hill, Seattle WA
“Studying dance at the Ballard Academy is important to me because I love ballet, ballet is a sport. It can help your body when your body is tired or out of shape. It has lots of stretches, and steps. Some are fun, some are slow and some are hard. I like to practice every day after school, and practice makes perfect. I feel happy and excited when I dance. I like all the nice teachers. They are so nice, that’s probably why you have so many kids. I also like the Ballard Dance Academy because there are so many classes that you can do!”
— Ella, Age 7  - Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop student - Ballard, Seattle WA
Thanks for the great class, the smooth communication and payment, and the friendly faces every week.  We really enjoy your studio!
— Linda and Clara Dance Student, Loyal Heights, Seattle WA
My 9yo son and I take joint guitar lessons from Clark since maybe 4/10.  Clark is an awesome teacher and we both like him a lot—-to the point where my son wants to emulate his playing style.  I have some prior experience with guitar but this is my son’s first time playing.  We’ve both made a lot of progress and love being able to play and practice together.  The Academy is run by professional staff and is a fun, clean, and lively place to learn.
— -Craig J. - Guitar students - Blue Ridge, Seattle WA