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

Drumming classes starting JAN. 8th with Mamadou Diop. Poster below.

Sunday BARRE class time will change from 11:00am to 10:30am starting January 8th.


Click here for the most updated class schedule:Dance Place Class Schedule

Photos: www.rumdoodlestudios.com
Video: www.applepievideo.com

Registration: e-mail danceplacenbpt@gmail.com

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

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

Introducing our Parent Portal!
View your account status and pay online. These are just some of the things you can do in our private online system. Login instructions were sent in early September. Please email danceplacenbpt@gmail.com with questions/concerns. Thank you!

Portal Login




Joppa Dance Company's NY performance at Carnegie Hall in January 2016 was a hit! Spain in July 2016 was fantastic! Visit our JOPPA page to see more & contribute through gofundme.

Joppa Dance Updates
Joppa's performance of
A Christmas Carol
at the Firehouse Center was a huge hit!
Thank you Joppa Junior, Joppa 2, Joppa T2, Joppa Teen and
all the actors for making it such a success!
NEXT trip is January 2017 to NY to perform at Lincoln Center
You can assist at:

Joppa is a nonprofit 501c3.

Joppa Dance video montages are posted on the videos page.

The Friday, January 6th event was a sweet success.
Thank you Donna Roaf & Elaine Cechinelli for running things,
to Port Plums, Quinn's Canine Cafe, Wishbasket, Peter Riley,
Gordon Przybyla, Damon Jespersen, Sarah George, Susan Atwood for donations. To Jason Novak and Lynne Taylor for music, and
special thanks to Greg and Marie at Chailey Mansion!
Thank you ~ All who attended!

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.




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