Contemporary Dance


Kids in Motion (ages 3-5)

Tuesday 4:30- 5:30 (full) or Thursday 3:30-4:30

Combination of creative movement and basic acrobatics. Helps develop coordination, increase spatial and rhythmic awareness, flexibility, perception and memory.


Beginning Dance (ages 5-7)

Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm (full)

Up-beat combination of hip hop and contemporary/modern dance and musical theater styles allowing for freedom of expression while learning basic dance skills. Good for strength, coordination and flexibility.

Intermediate Dance (ages 8-11)

Intermediate 2 (ages 10-11)

Mondays 4-5 pm


Tuesday (ages 8-9) 3:30-4:30pm (full)

Geared towards students with some previous dance experience, this class an extension of the concepts learned in Beginning dance. This class will work with contemporary, jazz and musical theater styles. 

Teen Dance (ages 12-up)

Monday 6-7 pm

Suitable for middle school and up. No previous experience necessary. Classes alternate between athletic contemporary and hip hop styles to improve coordination, musicality and develop core strength. Learn a combination each class.

Boys Only (ages 8-12)

Monday 5-6 pm

This high-energy boy’s-only class is a great way for dancers to feel confident and comfortable while learning. The class will focus on hip-hop and add touches of break dancing and acrobatics.

Dance Troupe (ages 6-up)

Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm        

Gives dancers performance opportunities in the community. Dancers must be enrolled in a class. $30 + costume fee. 

Call our office at 828/669-0930 to be placed on our waiting list for full classes.

All classes $40 per month, with a $12 drop in fee. 

All fees payable the first session of the month. In order to register, please call our main office or stop in Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm. Payments can be taken by cash, check, or debit/credit card, either dropped off, mailed, or called in (for debit/credit) to the main office. 

Attire: Comfortable clothes, clean-soled sneakers or bare feet, NO blue jeans.




Amy Maze lives in Black Mountain, NC.  She studied at North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated with honors with a BFA in choreography and performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She was a performer with the Walt Disney World Corporation, Horn in the West, and modern dance company Soul Play.  Her choreography has won top honors at regional and national competitions.  Many of her students have gone on to study dance and are now performing throughout the U.S. for theme parks and dance companies.  She has worked alongside Olympic Champions Svetlana Boginskaya and Samantha Peszek as a dance instructor for the Olympia Gymnastics Camp.  She has also taught gymnasts internationally in Sweden and Denmark and worked alongside Olympic silver medalist Chellsie Memmel, and Olympic coaches Aimee Boorman and Miles Avery.  Amy runs her own dance program at Black Mountain Center for the Arts and formed a community based dance troupe for students that want more performance opportunities in a non-competitive environment. Since 2007, she has been a movement teacher and choreographer for all the musicals at The Learning Community School. Along with her own program, she also judges national dance competitions throughout the U.S. and can be found guest teaching in public/private schools.  Amy is also currently on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.

828.669.0930 / / Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

225 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

©2019 by Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

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