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
at Governor's Academy. Tickets available at
Check NEWS link for dress rehearsal schedule
and makeup tips.

No Sat. 5/28 Ballet; Closed Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day. (Sat. Style and Sunday Barre are ON)

FALL REGISTRATION begins Monday May 2nd.
You must call, (978)465-1485,
or e-mail danceplacenbpt@gmail.com
No online registrations, sorry.

Upcoming Salsa Nights: May 27, June 10, July 8, August 19.

Kids Summer Session: July 5th-15th. Flyer below.

Session 3: March 21-June 17th

New Class: Mon. 7:30pm/Tue. 9am, Gravity Dance
with Betsy Katz
Info below.

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 Company's NY performance at Carnegie Hall on 1/16 was a hit! Spain in July 2016! Go to the JOPPA link to see more & contribute through gofundme. Link also below...

Joppa Dance Updates
Recital June 18th, Spain in July 2016. ~ 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.

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Updated schedule is posted on classes page.

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



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


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