50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
The Tannery Marketplace, Mill #1
Phone: (978) 465-1485

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Celebrating 30 years!

Fontaine Dollas Dubus: Owner/Director
Kim Pauley: Manager

The Dance Place is where adults can drop in all year round for classes in jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet, zumba, African, aerial, and barre workout. 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. Our non-competitive, nurturing environment makes dancers of any level feel comfortable to express themselves. 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, Joppa Jr. (grades 4-6), Joppa Two, (grades 7-8), Joppa T2 (grades 9-10) and Joppa Teen, (grades 10-12) have the additional opportunity to perform throughout the year, attend master classes, and mount their own pieces. Auditions for Joppa are held every June.

Important Announcements



Now you can purchase classes with PayPal, (basic class fees)
Bottom of page on left, below. Please present receipt @ studio

Adult classes on-going in: ballet, barre, contemporary, jazz, zumba,
African and aerial, plus flamenco coming in September.
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Friday, October 31st, no afternoon classes,
no 5:00 barre

Recital DVDs are in. Call for the best pick-up times.
Thank you all for a beautiful end-of-the-year
dance recital! Check the filmed preview on
"Videos" page ~ by Timothy Bakland

Halloween Ball! ~ Joppa fundraiser. Info below. Tickets available at the Dance Place during running hours. Call 978-465-1485 for info,
e-mail danceplacenbpt@gmail.com

FLAMENCO is coming to the DP!.
Jamie La Damasquina will teach an intro level starting
September 30th. Tuesdays at 7:00pm.
FLAMENCO will be continuing on Tuesdays, ongoing.

Joppa Dance Company's trip to Scotland's Fringe Festival was a huge
success. The company still has some funds to raise. You can assist at
Joppa is a nonprofit 501c3


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.




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