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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 Melissa Stafford and Barbara Weisberger, 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 - most offered free of charge; and training and supporting male dancers through the ground-breaking Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys

Classes are taught by a nationally-respected faculty and prominent guest artists, including:

Constance DinapoliAlexa Miton
Adrienne DuckettHolly Mora
Franki GrahamDebra Robinson
Lisa Green-CudekPaul Wegner
Kate GoldsteinLan Zheng
Iyun Harrison 
Gail Melfi 

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

Fall registration begins on July 1, 2017
View class schedule (updated August 8)
Class card now available for teen/adult classes
2017-2018 Dance Calendar now available

Audition for the extraordinary Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys
Saturday, August 26, 2017

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News & Events

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Fall registration begins

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Peabody Preparatory Placement Day
Dance placements for new students, age 3-adult: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Audition for Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys
1:45 pm Check in
2:00 pm Audition

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Fall classes begin


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