Joppa Dance Co.

Joppa Junior performs on Tuesday, October 18th 5pm as part of Newburyport Arts Collective's Halloween Happenings. The Haunting of the Count  is an original
dance-theater piece written by 
Fontaine Dubus & 
choreographed by Erin Staffiere.
Joppa is collaborating with The Actors Studio.
(Location: Behind Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water St. Newburyport)

Special guest: Charlie Van Eman

Joppa Dance Company is non-competitive 501c3 youth dance troupe based at The Dance Place in Newburyport, MA. Joppa members learn a wide range of styles and create their own choreography for seasonal performances.

Joppa Jazz Dance Company was founded in 1982, originally as an adult troupe, but now consists of children and teens grades 4 through 12; 

(Joppa Jr. (grades 4-6), Joppa 2, (grades 7-8), Joppa T2 (grades 9-10) and Joppa Teen, (grades 10-12).

Auditions are held every June.

Once a member, all dancers must attend ballet class, company class, and rehearsal every week. Joppa members have the opportunity to perform throughout the year, attend master classes, and create their own choreography. 

Instead of competitions, the focus is on the creative process, technique and artistic expression. Many members continue to dance after they graduate, and have gone on to make their marks in the modern dance world. We are proud of all our gifted and beautiful dancers.

Joppa has performed with Performing Arts Educators at Lincoln Center & Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as in Scotland, Spain and Italy.

Please consider donating to Joppa by contacting us at 978-465-1485 or danceplacenbpt@gmail.com or using the DONATE button above right!

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Joppa dancers in pointe piece at outdoor recital, "Resilience"  2021 at Spencer Pierce Little Farm, Newbury, MA.

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Joppa Dance Company's holiday performance: The Spirits of Christmas at the Firehouse December 2021. Rave reviews & so much fun! Thank you dancers & families.

Our video project from 2020.
"Freezin'!" Our own version of Frozen- set in Newburyport!