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
Bottom of page on left, below. (Basic class fees)

No kids classes for April school break: 4/21-25
No barre or aerial on Easter Sunday, 4/20.

Summer Kids Session
July 7th-18th, Mon/Wed/Fri

9:15-10:00 3-4 yrs
10:00-10:45 5-7 yrs
11:00-12:00 8-12 yrs
Teen Intensive July 14th-18th 12:30-5:00

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.

Upcoming Performance Dates:

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

Exit Dance Theatre at the Firehouse
Fri/Sat ~ May 16th & 17th 8:00pm

SUNDAY, June 15th 2014
(changed from Saturday)

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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