"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 express themselves through their love for dance!
Our non-competitive, nurturing environment allows dancers of any level and any age
to feel comfortable expressing themselves.
Adults can drop in all year round for classes in Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Zumba, African, and Aerial. 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 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.
Joppa Dance Co. performing at the Firehouse DEC. 3rd-5th. Flyer above.
Tuesday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 26 ~ Closed for Thanksgiving Break
No Creative or child/teen classes. More scheduling details at the bottom of this section.
ADULT Classes: 11/24 Contemporary & 11/25 Jazz OFF; 11/24 & 11/26 Zumba ON.
Also open on Saturday.
To register, please call (978)465-1485, or email email@example.com
ADULT classes are on-going and drop-in. (Gift Certificates also available.)
Classes are open now, no limits. Masks required for all kids and teen classes. Masks for adult classes are optional. We suggest masks for adults who are not vaccinated.
EXIT DANCE THEATRE Performance:
Exit's compilation of past work and new video projects as part of The Actors Studio of
Newburyport's Women's HERstory Month Festival can be seen at: http://whmdance.newburyportacting.org/
Upcoming performance at the Firehouse Center March 5th, 2022~ all new work!
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>
June Recital is scheduled for Sat. June 19th 2022
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
Other Scheduling Info:
Friday, Dec. 10 ~ Last day of Creative Session 1 (ages 3/4)
Tuesday, Dec. 14 ~ First day Creative Session 2 (ages 3/4)
Thursday, Dec. 23 - Friday Dec. 31 ~ Closed for Winter Break - No Creative classes(see exception below) and ages 5+
****(We will be open for the Friday 12/24 morning 9AM and 10AM Creative Dance classes for ages 3/4)
Monday, Jan. 3 - All child/teen classes resume
Friday Jan. 28 - Last day of Session 1 for ages 5+
Monday Jan. 31 - First day of Session 2 for ages 5+
Joppa Dance Company's holiday performance -flyer above.
An exciting show is planned for the whole family!
Joppa Dance Company's holiday performance December 2020, video below. Inspired by "Frozen" and filmed in Newburyport's beautiful settings: Maudslay, Atkinson Common, and the downtown waterfront!