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
Jen Steeves: Manager

The Dance Place is where adults can drop in all year round for classes in jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet, zumba, African, aerial, flamenco 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 2, (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, mount their own pieces and tour the world! Auditions for Joppa are held every June.



Important Announcements


Closed Wed, Thurs, Fri - 11/22-24

No Boys' Hip-Hop 11/18, 25

FREE Zumba class with Tracey on Thanksgiving Day, 8:30-9:30 zumba, 9:30-9:45 core.

Joppa Dance Co. presents 12 Days of Christmas at the Firehouse Center Dec. 1st-3rd. See poster below.

Click here for the most updated class schedule:Dance Place Class Schedule

Photos: www.rumdoodlestudios.com
Video: www.applepievideo.com

Registration: e-mail danceplacenbpt@gmail.com

Introducing our Parent Portal!
View your account status and pay online. These are just some of the things you can do in our private online system. Login instructions were sent in early September. Please email danceplacenbpt@gmail.com with questions/concerns. Thank you!

Portal Login

Purchase Adult Classes Online!
You can purchase classes with PayPal; Bottom of page on left. Please present receipt at studio.

Adult classes on-going in: ballet, barre, contemporary, jazz,
tap, zumba, African, aerial, flamenco & W. African Drumming. Rates/schedule on "classes" page. Click here>




Boys' Hip-Hop is back! Saturdays 9:30-10:15 with Levy L'Oiseau.

Joppa Dance Company's performances in NY and Europe have been so successful and such a beautiful learning experience for the dancers. Thank you to all who contributed. Next: Carnegie Hall
Jan. 14th, and Italy July 2018. Visit our JOPPA page to see more & contribute through gofundme.


Joppa is a nonprofit 501c3.

Joppa Dance video montages are posted on the videos page.


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. *There are SOME EXCEPTIONS. Please check this page for postings.

WIN 2 tickets to a Patriots Game!
(Dec. 24th 1:00 PM or Dec. 31st 1:00 PM)
Help support Joppa Dance Company and Exit Dance Theatre by buying a raffle ticket (2 separate raffles - one for each game). Only $10.00/raffle ticket/game. The two lucky winners will be drawn on Sunday Dec. 3rd at the Joppa Dance Company Christmas performance. Stop by The Dance Place to get your raffle tickets today! See flyer below.



Joppa Dance Company presents the 12 Days of Christmas 2017

Win Patriots Tickets!



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