"Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom." ~ Friedrich Schiller

Voted #1 year after year ~ Newburyport Daily News "BEST OF" and Wicked Local's "READERS' CHOICE AWARDS"!

The Dance Place is where children and adults can indulge in  their love for dance!  

Our non-competitive, nurturing environment allows dancers of any level and any age

to feel comfortable expressing themselves.

Adult Classes

Adults can drop in all year round for classes in Luigi Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Zumba, &  African. 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. Zumba classes are full of energy and camaraderie. Tap is a study in rhythm and traditional patterns that have been passed down for years.

Children's Classes

Children's classes run during the school year and during summer intensives and workshops. 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 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.

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Joppa Dance Company's holiday performance December 2020, video above. Inspired by "Frozen" and filmed in Newburyport's beautiful settings: Maudslay,  Atkinson Common, and the downtown waterfront!

Important Announcements

Thanksgiving Week

Kids' classes are off Tues. 11/22-Fri. 11/25. Classes resume Monday, 11/28.

Adult classes are on, except for Wednesday night Contemporary, Thursday morning Jazz,

& Friday morning Ballet.

Enrollment for 2022/23 Season still running for some classes

Please register online by using this Parent Portal link: 


Email danceplacenbpt@gmail.com or call 978-465-1485 for assistance.

Kids' classes begin September 12th. Adult classes are ongoing and drop-in.

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.

Purchase Adult Classes Online!

You can purchase classes with PayPal here. Please present receipt at studio.

Adult classes on-going in: ballet, contemporary, Luigi jazz, tap, zumba, African, aerial.

Rates/schedule on "classes" page. Click here>

The Dance Place is proud to be a member of the newly formed Newburyport Arts Collective which brings arts and cultural organizations in Newburyport together to advocate for the arts, create integrated events/promotions, and share ideas and resources as we all strive to rebuild better than ever following the pandemic. Learn more and check the NAC website regularly for arts and cultural events happening in Newburyport: www.newburyportartscollective.org 


established in 1987 & based at The Dance Place performs several times a year.

Visit www.exitdancetheatre.org for information

Exit's compilation of past work and new video projects as part of The Actors Studio's 2020 

HERstory Month Festival can be seen at: http://whmdance.newburyportacting.org/

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