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Peabody Dance

Excellence and innovation in American dance training since 1914

Established in December 1914, Peabody Dance is one of the oldest continuously-operating dance training centers in the United States. Throughout its remarkable life span, Peabody has pioneered new dance forms, mounted numerous collaborative projects, partnered with prominent figures in 20th and 21st century American dance, and produced accomplished professional dancers, choreographers, directors, and teachers.

Under the leadership of Director Melissa Stafford, Artistic Advisor Barbara Weisberger, and a nationally respected faculty, Peabody Dance is keeping in step with the progression of American dance into the 21st century and remains committed to: offering high-quality dance training for students of all levels age 3-adult; presenting imaginative professional-level performances; offering pre-professional ballet and modern dance summer intensives; partnering with our community through master classes, seminars, workshops, and other dance events - many offered free of charge; and training and supporting male dancers through the ground-breaking Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys. 

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Learn more about Peabody Dance

2017 Spring Showcase Performances

Summer Dance dates

Read about the Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys
in the December 2016 issue of Baltimore Magazine

UPDATE: 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15
Peabody Dance is open for classes this evening. For the most up-to-date information, please check here: JHU Inclement Weather Information

Rehearsal Schedule

Peabody Dance News

NEW for Teens and Adults: Dance Class Card

Mon., March 13 - Sat., March 18, 2017
Family Observation Week

Immediate family members are invited to observe their dancer's classes

Sat., March 25, 7:30 pm
Sun., March 26, 3:00 pm
2017 Spring Showcase

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
Featuring upper-level Peabody Dance students and special guest artists in a refreshing and diverse program of ballet and contemporary dance. 


Reserve your tickets now
All tickets are FREE, but seating must be reserved in advance.
Peabody Box Office: 667-208-6620


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