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 The studios are convenient to Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, York County, Gloucester and other areas of Hampton Roads offering dance training for pre professional students, aspiring professional actors and singers who need dance training, as well as children and teens working toward improvement to technique and stagemanship. 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 the Mariner's Museum. 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


AGES 3 - 5 SUMMER TINY TOTS: Pre-Ballet & Tumbling Session (new students just starting out or first season completed): Mondays 5:30 - 6:15 pm (weekly July 8 - Aug 12)

AGES 4 - 6 SUMMER BALLET / TAP COMBO: Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm (weekly July 8 - Aug 12)

AGES 6 - 9 SUMMER 1/2 DAY CAMP plus XTRAS: Tues through Thurs (July 16 - July 18) Each day students with or without experience meet 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm to cover a varied course of instruction to include ballet, jazz & hip hop, along with a fun project. Wrap up your camp experience with 2 additional classes on Tuesday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 30 (5:00 - 6:30 pm).

AGES 9 - 11 SUMMER BALLET & HIP HOP: Beginning or some experience. Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm (July 16 - Aug 13)

PRE-TEEN SUMMER INTENSIVE: Tues through Thurs (July 16 - July 18) Ballet Technique, Contemporary & Hip Hop. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm each day with lunch break. Prior training 1- 3 years ballet required.

PRE-TEEN, TEEN ADV INT HIP HOP: Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm (July 16 & July 23, Aug 6, Aug 13)

TEEN ADV INT BALLET & CONTEMPORARY: Thursday 6:30 - 8:15 pm (July 18, July 25, Aug 8, Aug 15)

ADDITIONAL CLASSES: (Check back for additions added as scheduled)

  • Adult Open Level Ballet Barre & Modern - Tues 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Currently in Session and ongoing weekly.
  • Teen Int Tap Technique Thursday 8:15 - 9:00 pm (July 18, July 25, Aug 8, Aug 15)
  • Baton All levels. Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm ongoing through the third week of July. Classes break and resume in the fall. Register anytime ages 5 through college. Private instruction available.


Please visit our REGISTRATION PAGE for information on registering ages 3-adult. Adult dance students and parents of interested children and teens may inquire about class availability for all ages and levels throughout the year.

The studios are home to Studio 107 Debbi's Dancers and Shelvy's Superstars.

Studio 107 / Debbi's Dancers

  • Competition and performance teams, ages 8 - 18. By invitation or audition. Inquire for an appointment.

Shelvy's Superstars Twirling Champions

  • By invitation or audition. Inquire for an appointment.

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