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Registration is underway for four weeks of half-day summer camps that appeal to boys and girls.

Dance instructor Amy Maze designs, plans and leads the camps for children ages 3-5 and 6-9. Each half-day camp has a theme such as “Pirates and Mermaids” for the younger group and “Just Dance” for the 6-9 year olds.

Maze leads the dance portion of the day and musician Kylie Brown leads the music portion. Campers split the morning between music and dance with a little down time for snack and craft activities that reinforce the camp’s theme. Family and friends are invited to a performance on the last day of camp.

The cost for each camp is $125 per camper. Register by calling the arts center at 669-0930 or visiting BlackMountain Arts.org.

June 26-30

  • Ages 3-5, “Pirates and Mermaids”: We beat the summer heat by taking to the high seas for fun and play. We will search for hidden treasure and flip our fins with music and dance.
  • Ages 6-9, “Be a Star Camp”: This week we will become pop stars. The week will be dedicated to singing, dancing and creating our own unique style.

July 17-21

  • Ages 3-5, “Fairytale Fun”: Do you believe? Magic and make-believe will guide us as we dance our way through “Neverland.” We will have a very merry “un-birthday” party and relive our favorite fairytale stories.
  • Ages 6-9, “Triple threat”: The stage is calling! If you love to sing, dance and act this week is for you. We are “Broadway bound” to learn about our favorite Broadway shows and expand our musical theater talents.

July 24-28

  • Ages 3-5, “All American Girl”: Friendship and fun is the theme of the week. The “All American Girl” experience encourages creativity and gives girls new ways to learn timeless traditions of girlhood in America.
  • Ages 6-9, “All American Girl”: Same as the above, but for older girls.

July 31-Aug. 4

  • Ages 3-5, “Superheroes”: What’s your super power? We will join our forces for an action-packed week. We will jump, fly, whirl and twirl, all while learning and having fun.
  • Ages 6-9: “Just Dance”: This week we will celebrate all styles of dance, including hip-hop, jazz and musical theater. This camp will get you up on your feet and moving to today’s top music hits!
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