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 NBTA Hall of Fame inductee Shelvy Manning Dance competitive competition and performance team 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 studio and academy 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 of Virginia


Whether just starting out in a dance class, training for a professional career, dancing for enjoyment or fitness benefits, we have a class for you or your child. Our studios are located in the Arts District in the heart of Newport News near Christopher Newport University and Hidenwood. Directions

register for ballet jazz tap dance classes beginner through professional

We are currently REGISTERING ages 2.5-adult. Our summer session ends Aug 15. Try a class while in session, drop by to register for fall or give us a call at (757) 930-3444 for more information.


  • Saturday, August 19 (10 am - 2:00 pm)
  • Saturday, August 26 (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
  • Sunday, August 27 (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Come help us celebrate our 62nd year of dance on the Virginia Peninsula! Join us for our 2017-2018 Fall Winter Season.

Our studios offer professional instruction and private coaching for children, teens, and adults. The studios are home to the Tidewater Dance Theater Inc (TDT Inc), Studio 107 Award Winning Competitive Teams, and Shelvy's Superstars Twirling Champions.

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Studio 107 Competitive Dance Teams

  • After June 11, newly arrived students may inquire about a private audition. Dancers auditioning should have previous experience in ballet and jazz. Our teams are divided by age from 5 - 17 years. Beginning students should inquire about our Summer or Fall classes.

Living Elements Project

  • Living Elements Flyer Teen, College, Young Adults with ballet and/or modern dance training & experience, please call 757-930-3444. Produced by Tidewater Dance Theater Inc, 501(c)3 non-profit regional dance company. Northampton Dance Studios is the official school of the Tidewater Dance Theater Inc.

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60th Celebration of Stars

Congrats! Bravo!

60th Anniversary Celebration of Stars!

June 18, 2016
Congratulations to the dancers, teachers and everyone involved in any way who helped make our 60th anniversary celebration performance a success! View some of our updates from the performance on our Facebook page.

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