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Peabody Dance

Excellence and innovation in American dance training since 1914

Melissa Stafford, Director
Barbara Weisberger, Artistic Advisor

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. Few, if any, American dance training centers can match that level of accomplishment.

Today, 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 ages 3-adult
    with a nationally respected faculty
  • presenting imaginative professional-level performances
  • hosting inspiring master classes and seminars for teachers, the whole spectrum of dance professionals, and dance lovers
  • offering choreographic residencies with prominent guest teachers
  • engaging in collaborative projects with musicians and visual artists
  • offering pre-professional ballet and modern dance summer intensives, as well as
    summer classes for students of all levels
  • partnering with our community through free performances and dance events
  • training and supporting male dancers, ages 9-15, through the ground-breaking
    Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys

Become a part of the tradition - join us for a class, performance, or seminar

Fall classes began September 7
Limited spaces still available in classes for students age 3-adult

View our UPDATED class schedule
Read the class descriptions
Online catalog

Learn about the Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys

for the Day of Master Classes and Ballet Seminar
Sunday, November 6
Downtown dance studios

Contact Peabody Dance for more information: or 667-208-6648


Upcoming Programs and Events

Monday, October 24-Saturday, October 29
Peabody Dance Family Observation Week
You are invited to observe your dancer's progress in class!

Sunday, November 9
Day of Master Classes and Ballet Seminar
Downtown dance studios
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Peabody Dance students in Levels 3X-6 should plan to attend

View the complete Peabody Dance calendar






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