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
Kim Pauley: Manager

The Dance Place is where adults can drop in all year round for classes in jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet, zumba, African, aerial, 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 Two, (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, and mount their own pieces. Auditions for Joppa are held every June.

Important Announcements



Now you can purchase classes with PayPal, (basic class fees)
Bottom of page on left, below. Please present receipt @ studio

Adult classes on-going in: ballet, barre, contemporary, jazz, zumba,
African, aerial, and now flamenco.
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Holiday break: Dec. 24th-Jan 4th
Kids' classes resume Jan 5th.
ADULT CLASSES during break:
No classes Wednesday 12/24, 12/31
No classes Friday 12/26
Saturday 12/27 classes ON but no ballet
No aerial Sunday 12/28
Monday 12/29 jazz ON, but no tap or aerial.
All African classes are on, unless you hear otherwise from Greg.
No flamenco Tuesday 12/30 .
Friday 1/2 zumba and barre ON.

FLAMENCO is continuing at the DP!.
Tuesdays at 7:00pm. On-going drop-in class. Come try it out!
It's canceled on 11/4)

Joppa Dance Company's trip to Scotland's Fringe Festival was a huge
success. The company still has some funds to raise. You can assist at
Joppa is a nonprofit 501c3

Joppa Dance video montage of The Nutbuster is posted on the "Videos" link page.

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.



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