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

2019 Regular Season (starts Sept 2018)

Fall / Winter / Spring. To inquire about classes, please visit our REGISTRATION PAGE for information on registering ages 3-adult. Special courses are offered for 2.5 year olds at various times. Adult 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 the Tidewater Dance Theater Inc (TDT Inc), Debbi's Dancers Award Winning Dance Competition Teams, and Shelvy's Superstars Twirling Champions.

Teams and Companies

Debbi's Dancers

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

Shelvy's Superstars Twirling Champions

  • By invitation or audition. Inquire for an appointment.

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 experienced dancers throughout the local area age 14 - young adult and to apprentice dancers reaching the age and training requirements. 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