Amy (Burns) Watkins

studied ballet at Linda’s Ballet Workshop from age 3 until she left for college.  At Longwood College, Amy minored in Dance Education and was a member of the Company of Dancers. There they emphasized Martha Graham technique while also studying ballet, jazz, and African dance techniques; accompanied by master classes in Irish dance and variations of African dance. In Cincinnati, Amy danced for the International Basketball League’s Stuff Basketball team at the Riverfront Coliseum performing hip hop and precision routines lead by coach/ choreographer from the Dallas Mavericks dance team. Going back to the stage, Amy worked with many Cincinnati choreographers including Linda Goldstein, Carrie Rowan and many others, performing many modern pieces through the Contemporary Dance Theater and at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Choreographers without Companies. Amy taught Modern dance, in collaboration with Heather Britt, at the Cincinnati Ballet and lead Rhythm in Motion dance workout classes, while taking Hip Hop classes from Steve Irvin at Cincinnati Ballet. She was the Dance Director at Hyde Park Gymnastics and Dance in Cincinnati teaching ballet, jazz, tap, and tumbling. Amy began at Arts Enter Cape Charles in 2009 taking class and performing with Christina Harvey and since 2010 has been teaching Modern, Ballet, and Creative Movement.


All Classes are $175 for the semester, except for Modern III ($250) and Dance Techniques for Theatre Students ($75). Classes begin January 8th.

Monday: (Instructor – Amy Watkins)
5:00 pm ~ Modern I
6:00 pm ~ Modern II
7-8:30pm ~ Modern III

Tuesday: (Instructor – Mikaela Kratzer)
5:30 ~ Tap
6:30 ~ Jazz

Thursday: (Instructor – Dana Schnezler)
5:00 pm ~ Hip-Hop

Friday: (Instructor – Amy Watkins)
4:30pm ~ Dance Technique for Theatre Students
5-5:45pm ~ Creative Movement for young students


The Spring musical performances Don’t Stop Believin! are scheduled for May 11th, 12th and 13th in partnership with our sister program, Arts Enter Academy of Theatrical Arts. Responsibilities of the dance students include rehearsals in addition to regular scheduled classes as performances approach.


For more information, email: Phone: 757-331-2787.