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The ancient art of Irish dance is a modern-day workout - Field Trip Friday

American Dance Institute offers a number of classes for kids and adults.

SHORELINE, Wash. — The ancient art of Irish dance is getting plenty of modern attention at the American Dance Institute.

Instructor Addie Keller, who finished second in the world during a competition in Belfast, Ireland, teaches an introductory course for adults every week.

The steps aren’t too complicated to learn, but the style of dancing is a serious workout.

“I would say the hardest thing about Irish dance is that it's very, very aerobic,” said Elizabeth Chayer, Director of American Dance Institute.

No matter skill level or age, there are appropriate classes for everyone – and the school offers a wide variety of dance styles to choose from.

There are four locations in Shoreline, Greenwood, Magnolia and Wedgewood.

Adults can take a free trial class.

Watch Team Evening try to learn a traditional Irish jig!