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>

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 Co. auditions:
As a make up, please come to Ballet Brush-up on Thursday at 5:30. Jully 2nd or 9th.


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.

PAINT NIGHT PARTY: Thank you Pat Lutz, for leading a fun night of masterpiece-making. Also thanks to all who helped and to Chococoa and Black Duck for donations!

July 4th: 8:30 Zumba is ON! All other classes are canceled.
(Friday 7/3 5:00 barre and Sunday 7/5 11:00 are also ON!)

A most fond farewell to seniors, Jenna, Meghan, Maria, Rebecca, Renee. We'll miss you so much!
And to Kim Pauley, our fearless leader for so many years.
Your love and kindness will be sorely missed. We will be looking for you at your Justkim Accessories Store in Portland. Anyone in that area, please stop in.

Summer classes are kicking in. Check the schedule on Classes page.




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