Zugzwang Studios at CMP-Carmichael is an after-school dance program, developed specifically for the California Montessori Project. Taking place right after school on campus, children have an opportunity to learn dance in a comfortable and safe environment while the parents enjoy the benefits of after-school care as well as the enrichment of their children's lives. Classes are taught with the Montessori mission in mind and are constantly evolving its curriculum to fit the individual children's learning needs.

Dance at CMP is offered to both boys and girls, Kindergarten through 8th grade. Dance teaches and encourages the values and skills of creativity, problem solving and risk-taking while aiding in the development of overall body awareness. Students learn to fully appreciate their own bodies and how remarkably capable they are.