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

Fall classes start, Monday Sep. 15th, 2014

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

Joppa has been invited to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scotland - August 2014! Please help fund us with your tax deductible donation.
Joppa is a nonprofit 501c3. Go to: http://www.gofundme.com/7n1710

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.

New summer classes begin after July 4th:
Kayla Waldron's Adult Hiphop Monday 5:00pm
Jen Steeves' Leaps/Turns/Across-the-Floor Tuesday 10:00am
Pam Smith's evening Ballet Tuesday/Thursday 6:00pm...
...(Thursday class has added Modern combination option)

Flamenco is coming to the DP!.
Jamie La Damasquina will teach a 4-week intro session starting September 30th
. Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Updated Class Schedule
Adult classes on-going in: ballet, barre, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, tap, zumba, African and aerial. Click here>

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