Contemporary Dance


Fall 2021 registration is open!


Kids in Motion (ages 3-5)

Thursday 3:30-4:30pm 

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


Beginning Dance (ages 5-7) 

This class is currently full.  Please fill out a registration form to be added to the waitlist.

Thursday 4:30-5:30pm 

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 1 (ages 8-9) - Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Intermediate 2 (ages 10-11) - Mondays 4-5pm

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 6-7pm

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 5-6pm

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.

Musical Theatre (ages 8-14)

Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm

This class will combine dancing and acting through movement while exploring and learning about classic Broadway musicals and today’s Broadway hits.  Start spreading the news, because this class is sure to be a HIT!

Dance Troupe (starting September)

Littles (1st-3rd grades) Thursday 5:30-6:30pm  

Bigs (4th grade and up) Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm      

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

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

All classes $50 per month, with a $15 drop in fee. 

All fees payable the first session of the month.

Payments can be taken by cash, check, or debit/credit card in the main office, or via Paypal (click the link above).

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




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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.