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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

Summer Dance dates have been announced

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

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Peabody Dance News

Peabody Dance Make-Up Week: January 16-21, 2017
Class schedule

Spring semester begins on Monday, January 23
Space is limited; check the Spring 2017 Course Offerings

NEW for Teens and Adults: Dance Class Card

Thursday, January 26
Peabody Dance at the Walters

7:00-8:00 pm
Free dance performance in the stunning Sculpture Court. Collaborative works danced by upper-level Peabody Dance students and the Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys.


View the complete Peabody Dance calendar


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