Dance ballet tap lessons and classes for pre-schoolers, children, tots and kids in Newport News Peninsula of Hampton Roads, Tidewater VA Tidewater Dance Theater, Inc contemporary ballet and theatrical dance company on the Virginia Peninsula serving Newport News, Hampton, York County and surrounding areas dance lessons in ballet, tap dancing and jazz and contemporary dance; teenagers and adults returning to dance class Quality ballet and dance instruction for over 50 years 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

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Serving the Tidewater area of Virginia since 1956

registering for classes beginner through professional ages 3 to adult with intro to dance classes for 2 year olds

SUMMER Programs

Shelvy Manning All Day Twirling Clinics

Half Day Childrens Performing Arts Camps ages 4 - 6, 7 - 10

6 Week Summer Technique & Regular Classes

Pre-Ballet ages 2.5 - 4 yrs on Mondays at 5:30 pm - new class starting!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (5:00 - 7:00 pm)
  • Register for Summer Classes Six Week Program (all ages 2.5 - adult), Baton Twirling Classes (age 5 & up), Summer Performing Arts Camp (ages 4 - 6, 7 - 9/10), and the All Day Twirling Clinics (middle, high school, college) in person at the studio.

General Registration Information

Summer Program Inquiries: 757-930-3444.

Getting Here

Our studios are located near Christopher Newport University in the heart of Newport News VA. Classes are offered for children, teens and adults, beginner through professional.

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TDT Inc. The studios are home to the Tidewater Dance Theater, Inc. (TDT), a regional non-profit dance company established in 1973. Many original works have been presented ranging from large theatrical productions to smaller more intimate creations. Read more >

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Summer Programs

Six Week Summer Session, Clinics, Camps. Classes starting at age 2.5 through adult. Learn More

Ages 3 - adult

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