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"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" for best dance studio!

The Dance Place is a Newburyport dance studio 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.

Joppa Teen 2024 - Between Villages, choreography by Jen Steeves, music: Noah Kahan

Adult Classes
Newburyport dance studio

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 engage dancers with original, expressive movement. 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
Childrens dance classes Newburyport

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. 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.

Important Announcements

Celebrating 40 Years!
2024 RECITAL Saturday, June 15th at Governor's Academy Wilkie Arts Center
Ticket Link:
Auditions for Joppa Dance Company, our non-competitive youth dance troupe are Friday, June 14th.
Grades 7-8 (Joppa 2) 3:30
Grades 9-12 (Joppa T2/Teen) 4:30
Grades 4-6 (Joppa Junior) 5:30
Audition consists of a short warmup followed by choreography.
KIDS' Summer Session with Julie Pike, Mon-Fri, July 15th-19th!
Ages 3-4 9:15am
Ages 5-6 10:00am
Ages 7-8 10:45am
NEW Adult Intro to Luigi Jazz on Wednesdays with Carole is now at 9:30am.
New Friday 9:00am ChoreoMotion with Fontaine. Jazz-HipHop-Latin mix!
2024/25 Season Enrollment has begun.

Email or call 978-465-1485 for assistance.

Summer schedule on Classes link. 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: 

at The Dance Place
on Friday, May 17th! See flyer, right.

Established in 1987 & based at

The Dance Place,

Exit performs several times a year.

Visit for information

Exit's compilation of past work and video projects as

part of The Actors Studio's 2020 

HERstory Month Festival can be seen at:

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