Dance ballet tap lessons and classes for pre-schoolers, children, tots and kids in Newport News Peninsula of Hampton Roads, Tidewater VA. Quality ballet and dance instruction located near Christopher Newport University for children, young adults, and teenagers, offering classes in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary dance as well as baton twirling with National Baton Twirling Association NBTA Judge and Hall of Fame inductee Shelvy Manning Tidewater Dance Theater Inc non profit regional pre professional dance company presenting original works and collaborations in music, choreography and dance. Dance competitive competition and performance teams established by former Rockette Debbi Davidson of Northampton Dance Studios The Dance Center Newport News VA and convenient to York County, Poquoson, Williamsburg, Hampton, Virginia Special dance programs and combination ballet and tap classes and dance lessons for tiny tots, toddlers, pre-school children at our school academy studio of dance with complete professional training through advanced levels and skills. Studios run by former Radio City Rockette Debbi Davidson. Northampton Dance Studios The Dance Center Newport News VA is convenient to York County, Poquoson, Williamsburg, Hampton, and other areas on the Virginia Peninsula

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Our studios are located in the Arts District in the heart of Newport News near Christopher Newport University and Hidenwood. A family owned and operated business for over 60 years, the studios offer instruction for children age 3 - 12, teenagers and adults. Private coaching is available for the serious student. Directions to the Studios

Summer Series Classes, Workshops, Intensives.

Please see below for our final summer workshops and intensives. Our regular summer weekly classes have ended and will resume after Labor Day for the fall season. Visit our REGISTRATION PAGE for information on registering ages 3-adult.

Rhythm & Movement Contemporary & Hip Hop Workshop

Lauren Hunter presents Rhythm & Movement, a contemporary dance & hip hop series of classes for ages 11 - young adult emphasizing emotion and musicality Sunday, August 19 and Monday, August 20 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Pre-registration is appreciated by email to dance @ with inquiries on workshop specifics to Miss Lauren. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete sign in. Regular dance or fitness attire and shoes. No street shoes allowed in class.

Power of Expression Intensive

Aio Sifu, presents The Power of Expression on Tuesday evenings through the month of August from 7 - 9 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete sign in. Regular dance or fitness attire. Please bring socks; no shoes required.
  • UPDATE 8/13/18: Ms. Aio has requested any new participants sign up and attend the remainder of the workshop by Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 in order to prevent review of material already covered. See fee below.
  • $65 Remaining Three Week Session (8/14, 8/21, 8/28) Cash only.
This Intensive is ideally structured for college or college bound dancers, professional dancers and aspiring career dancers, actors who dance, singers who dance, praise dancers, and instructors and choreographers wishing to expand or revisit their knowledge of the creative force. Open levels. No experience needed.

2019 Regular Season (starts Sept 2018)

Our Fall / Winter / Spring season starts after Labor Day. To inquire about classes, please visit our REGISTRATION PAGE for information on registering ages 2.5-adult.

The studios are home to the Tidewater Dance Theater Inc (TDT Inc), Studio 107 Award Winning Dance Competition Teams, and Shelvy's Superstars Twirling Champions.

Competition Teams & Company Auditions

Studio 107 Competition Teams

  • Final auditions for the 2019 Season will take place Sunday and Monday, Aug 19-20 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm for ages 11 - 17/18 during the Rhythm & Movement workshop presented by Lauren Hunter. See flier. Attendance both days and workshop fee of $40 cash is required for those auditioning. Parents must also be present for anyone auditioning under age 18. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in. Regular dance attire.

Tidewater Dance Theater Inc(TDT Inc) Main Website

  • Teen, College, Young Adults with ballet, jazz and/or modern dance training & experience, please call 757-930-3444. Tidewater Dance Theater Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit regional pre professional dance company. Auditions are open to dancers throughout the local area age 14 - young adult. Northampton Dance Studios is the official school of the Tidewater Dance Theater Inc.

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Dancing In My Dreams 2018 annual showcase and recital performance.

Dancing In My Dreams

2018 End of Year Showcase Performance

  • BRAVO! Dancing in My Dreams, presented June 24, 2018, was a fantastic success. Congratulations to all the dancers, alumni, teachers, and parents who helped make our 63rd recital production one of the best!
Tidewater Dance Auditions for Living Elements

Living Elements Project

Tidewater Dance Theater Inc

  • Bravo! TDT Inc presented Living Elements September 2017 at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Hampton.
  • Dancers and local choreographers brought to life the Newport News Public Art Foundation sculptures in a program set to original music by local artists. "If a sculpture could speak, what would it say?" To learn more about the Living Elements Project and how you can become involved ....Read More | TDT Main Website
TDT contemporary ballet and theatrical dance company Tap Dancing and Jazz Dance clases Community Performances