Take dance lessons from instructors that are Broadway Stars! Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, improve posture, hone your skills, or to just have fun, we'll make sure that your expectations are exceeded! With 5,000 square feet of newly renovated space to dance, leap, and twirl, The Stage is the place to be!
Inspired by Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! initiative, Lily Sirsy set out to do her part to fight childhood obesity and promote lifetimes of healthy habits. Her passion resulted in Jumpfit Kids, a safe, colorful space for Nevada families to play, exercise, and create. Amid the 3,000-square-foot play gym, tots can defy gravity in one of two indoor bounce houses, tell tall tales with puppet theater, or expand their palates and built-in water wings in a variety of art, cooking, and exercise classes. Junior-size cardio equipment in bright primary colors fills the kids' fitness center, encouraging whippersnappers to work up a sweat or produce enough electricity to power a gingerbread house.
An almost ethereal glow bathes the Self Quest Institute. Hardwood floors glimmer softly in its light, which also reveals an Oriental-style fan on the wall. The studio can't really claim dance or yoga as its main event, since a wide variety of both unfold within its walls. It offers ballet for teens, kids, and adults; for strictly the older crowd, instructors lead lyrical, modern, and jazz as well as Bollywood and burlesque lessons. On the meditative end of the spectrum, students can try yoga classes, PiYo—Pilates and yoga—sessions, and organized meditation.
A patient team of musical linguists teaches students to translate the gobbledygook of quarter notes and treble clefs into melodious poetry in 45-minute weekly sessions. Piano lessons guide groups of no more than six through the murky waters of theory, utilizing the trusted Mayron Cole Piano Method as a reference map. Beginners start out with the fundamentals of rhythmic reading and keyboard geography on a studio piano, and intermediate students learn compound rhythm and atonal audience antagonism. Guitar students learn to pluck strings with panache in a class that covers the basics of theory and proper maintenance before advancing on to face-melting chord progressions. An easy-to-follow format allows impatient rockers to play popular power ballads right away. Three levels of voice lessons levels coax beautiful harmonies from untrained esophagi, with tone-enhancing techniques for breath support and pitch matching practiced in a supportive environment.
The fancy footwork of Pamela Ann School of Dance’s instructors have launched them onto stage with headliners such as the Wu-Tang Clan, B2K, and the Black Eyed Peas; earned them roles in the riveting, graceful performances of Cirque du Soleil; and landed them amid the innovative rhythmic stylings of Stomp Out Loud. Headed by Pamela Ann Schumacher, who has a degree in dancing and has taught for 20 years, the talented staff coaches students as young as two years or as old as a bearded sea turtle. In addition to classic forms such as ballet and jazz, the studio offers classes in hip-hop and breakdancing. While instructors emphasize proper technique as they provide individualized attention, their main priority is to instill a passion for dancing while making sure students feel valued and have fun, welcoming those who see dance as a recreational pursuit, rather than a daily commitment like loving your mother.
The certified instructors at DanceCenter want to show their students the positive effects dancing can bring to their lives. At this large, wood-floored studio, students can gain flexibility and burn calories as they learn the moves of salsa, waltz, tango, country-line dancing, and ballet, among a host of other styles. Kids and adults can come in for personalized instruction and energetic group classes or private lessons.