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

Schedule is now posted on classes page.

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

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

Memorial Day Weekend...
Friday classes are on, Saturday classes on, but no Sunday barre.
Closed Monday 5/25 for Memorial Day.

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 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.

2015 RECITAL is Saturday, JUNE 13th
at Governor's Academy, Byfield MA.
Save the date! Tech schedule and show
assignments posted below.

Purchase tickets to the show via Brown Paper Tickets:

10am Show - Purchase Tickets>
12pm Show - Purchase Tickets>
3pm Show - Purchase Tickets>

*Makeup tips and more details about recital day on News and Events page.


Dancers arrive at least 15 minutes before tech time in costume and makeup.

recital tech


for more recital info click here>

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