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Joppa Dance Co.

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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...scroll down for details.

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!

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.
Joppa is off to Rome, Italy in July 2024 with Performing Arts Educators!
Joppa Teen Spring show Between Villages, choreographed by Jen Steeves music: Noah Kahan
Joppa Dance Company, Newburyport, MA

Winter Wonder Neverland Dec. 2023 was a great hit!
Our Seniors- Ava: Hook, Addie: Wendy, Lilly: Pan, Simone: Tinkerbell
Junior class- Audrey, Ruby, Maia, were Wendy's the adventurous siblings.

Nutcrackah!  Joppa's holiday show Dec. 2022 was so fun & sold out!

Joppa Dance Company, Newburyport, MA

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

Joppa Dance Company, Newburyport, MA
Joppa Dance Company, Newburyport, MA
Joppa Dance Company, Newburyport, MA
Our video project from 2020."Freezin'!"
Our own version of Frozen- set in Newburyport!

Joppa dancers in pointe piece at outdoor recital, "Resilience" 

2021 at Spencer Pierce Little Farm, Newbury, MA.

Joppa Dance Company, Newburyport, MA
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