Open Studios and Classes for Adults. (Dancing Las Vegas)
Ari, Daniel, Dance Magazine
The University of Nevada--Las Vegas is just a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip of hotels and casinos. Each semester, UNLV offers varied dance classes to enrolled students and file Las Vegas community, according to Louis Kavouras, the chair of the dance department. Admitted students get preferential enrollment, and some classes are closed to non-admitted students. Nonresidents pay out-of-state fees. Classes run the gamut from ballet to flamenco, from technique to history.
Backstage Dance Studio and Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts offer open classes and also rent studio space for rehearsals and auditions. Each is a large facility with good opportunities to network.
Because so many entertainers live in or pass through Las Vegas, it's possible to study with master teachers. Tap legend Henry LeTang, for example, mentored many dancers, including Gregory Hines, and choreographed films and Broadway shows including Tap, The Cotton Club, and Sophisticated Ladies. Now an elder, he lives in Las Vegas and coaches tap dancers out of his home.
ABC DANCE STUDIOS 6700 W. Charleston Blvd., Ste. G, Las Vegas, NV 89146; 702/256-1123 ACADEMY OF BALLET 7235 Bermuda Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119; 702/897-2728 ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE 3655 S. Durango. Dr., Ste. 10, Las Vegas, NV 89147; 702/869-8580; www.celticstormdancers.com ACADEMY OF NEVADA BALLET THEATRE 1651 Inner Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134; 702/243-2623; www.nevadaballet.com Official school of Nevada Ballet Theatre ALL ABOUT DANCE 1635 W. Warm Springs Rd., Henderson, NV 89014; 702/433-7304; www.all-aboutdance.com AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR BALLET AND FENCING 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128; 702/866-2323. Professional discounts available A-Z DANCE STUDIO 900 Karen Ave., Ste. A116, Las Vegas, NV 89109; 702/369-2160 BACKSTAGE DANCE STUDIO 2330 San Jose Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104; 702/457-7310 BACKSTAGE DANCE STUDIO II 3425 Backstage Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89121; 702/547-1040 Studio rentals available for rehearsals and auditions BUNKER DANCE CENTER 2400 S. Jones Blvd., Ste. 8, Las Vegas, NV 89146; 702/870-7870 BUNKER DANCE CENTER II 7850 W. Ann Rd., Ste. 130, Las Vegas, NV 89101; 702/878-7870 CENTER STAGE DANCE 6700 W. Charleston Blvd., Ste. G, Las Vegas, NV 89146; 702/338-2285 CHRISTINE HARPER'S DANCE WEST 2081 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108; 702/646-8040; Discounts available CLASS ACT DANCE AND GYMNASTICS SCHOOL 2900 E. …