50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
The Tannery Marketplace, Mill #1
Phone: (978) 465-1485

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Celebrating 30+ years!

Fontaine Dollas Dubus: Owner/Director
Jen Steeves: Manager

The Dance Place is where adults can drop in all year round for classes in jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet, zumba, African, aerial, flamenco and barre workout. Our Luigi instructors learned from the master himself and have vast knowledge of its subtleties and style; Ballet instructors gently teach the proper alignment and intricacies of this classical discipline; Contemporary teachers mix the best of modern, blues and funk into their choreography for a fresh dance experience. Modern classes incorporate Limon, Graham, Cunnigham and Horton among others. Our non-competitive, nurturing environment makes dancers of any level feel comfortable to express themselves. The same philosophy goes for our children’s classes. It’s about the creative process, the love of movement and artistic expression, while learning the fundamentals of dance in its various forms. Our Joppa Dance youth companies, Joppa Jr. (grades 4-6), Joppa 2, (grades 7-8), Joppa T2 (grades 9-10) and Joppa Teen, (grades 10-12) have the additional opportunity to perform throughout the year, attend master classes, mount their own pieces and tour the world! Auditions for Joppa are held every June.



Important Announcements

JUNE RECITAL is Saturday
the 18th, 2016

SPECIAL CLASS! - Thanksgiving Day Zumba with Tracey at 9AM.
Thanksgiving Weekend: Thursday~closed except for 9am Zumba...Friday~closed...Saturday~no ballet or jazz, but Zumba and Boys' Hiphop are on, as is African. Sunday barre is on.

Schedule is posted on classes page.

NEW CLASS: See the flyer below for Betsy Katz's GravityDance class starting 11/3/15 9AM

Monday 7:30pm Leaps/Turns class canceled for now.
Thursday Body Electric is canceled
Friday 5:00pm Barre canceled for now.

Adult Classes
Adult classes on-going in: ballet, barre, contemporary, jazz,
zumba, African, aerial, and now flamenco. Rates/schedule on "classes" page. Click here>

Purchase Classes Online!
Now you can purchase classes with PayPal (basic class fees)
Bottom of page on left. Please present receipt at studio



Joppa Dance Updates
Joppa Dance Company is off to NY again next winter and to Spain, summer 2016 to perform! You can assist at:
Joppa is a nonprofit 501c3.

Joppa Dance video montages are posted on the videos page.

School Cancellation Policy
For cancellations we follow the Newburyport school system. If it cancels, we cancel, which includes snow days, (& other inclement weather), and holidays, but does not include teacher workshops or the like. *There are some exceptions. Please check this page for postings.

Joppa's holiday performance of The Nutbuster poster below...

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We are so honored to have been voted a favorite studio of Greater Newburyport
and of the North Shore!

nutbust 2015

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