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

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Celebrating 35 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, 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.
Voted #1 year after year for Newburyport Daily News "BEST OF" and for Wicked Local's "READERS' CHOICE AWARDS"!



Important Announcements

Adult classes are on-going and most are offered on ZOOM, as well as a limited number allowed in the studio. Contact us with any questions or to recive links.

Creative Movement classes for ages 3-4 are on hold for the time being.


The DP will be running kids' classes starting Sep. 14th, adding many safety measures. Details to be posted soon!

As Luigi said, Never Stop Moving

NOTE: If this page is not updated, the server is down. Please check the outgoing phone message: 978-465-1485 or The Dance Place Facebook page.

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

There was aproblem posting the new FALL scehdule. Please check the DP Facebook page. Thanks.

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





JOPPA DANCE CO. graduates are Jennie DeMille, Charlotte Carter and Téa Flach. We congratulate them! We'll miss you JD, CC, TF!

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.

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, contemporary, Luigi jazz, tap, zumba, African, aerial. Rates/schedule on "classes" page. Click here>





Performance Preview
Order your copy of the 2018 recital here>




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