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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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Peabody Dance News

Thursday, December 1
Spring semester registration opens

Space is limited; check the Spring 2017 Course Offerings

NEW for Teens and Adults: Dance Class Card

Saturday, December 17
Peabody Dance Winter Open House

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Downtown dance studios
Class observation, master classes, and free studio performances

View the complete Peabody Dance calendar


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