Lea Archer once sang and danced professionally on the Las Vegas Strip, but, during that time she noticed the community was missing something: a center for performing-arts practice. She opened Xelement Music and Dance in order to combine music and dance lessons under a single roof, gathering a team of instructors to lead individual and group lessons in such disciplines as electric piano, music business, DJing, lyrical hip-hop, musical theater dance, and cheer. Archer's favorite part about her job is watching her students collaborate: oftentimes, music students will create tunes to which her dancers choreograph performances.
Surrounded by the rising crags of the Red Rock Canyon, pupils at the PGA Tour Academy at TPC Las Vegas study the subtle art-science of the golf swing with the help of the school's estimable golf gurus. During each private, one-hour lesson, players club dimpled spheres under the keen eyes of the academy's resident golf aces, who augment their swing-diagnostic powers with advanced, slow-motion V1 video playback. The V1 technology plays pupils' swings from multiple angles alongside similar videos of some of the world's greatest golfers, providing a basis for comparison, a model for golfing aspirations, and a pretext for criticizing Camilo Villegas's knickers.
When newly minted golf director Orrin Vincent assembled a team of sharp course management minds in 1972, he couldn’t have expected the reach he and his brain trust would one day possess. The enterprise formed that day at a course on the banks of Lake Tahoe now spans the nation, encompassing 41 courses scattered across 15 states, from Florida to Washington. In keeping with the standard set forth 40 years ago, the organization is made up of experts with experience across all aspects of golf course management—from construction and maintenance to design and soundproofing tee boxes. Their signature flare for perfectionism amid naturally dramatic settings can be witnessed at each course in the OB Sports directory, including the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Monarch Beach Golf Links in California, the 36-hole Gamble Ranch in Washington, and the Arnold Palmer-designed Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas.
The Wild Thing Triathlon is a little different from your typical three-sport endurance race. For one, it's designed for both and kids to complete. That's why it boasts two courses: a longer one and a scaled-down shorter one accessible to kids age 3 and older. Another creative touch? It progresses backwards?running comes first, followed by biking, then a current-assisted swim in Wet 'n' Wild water park's lazy river. For an extra dose of kid-friendliness, contestants who prefer not to swim can wade too, although sending a stunt double down the river is not allowed.
Red Rock Climbing Center challenges climbers with more than 8,000 square feet of vertical topography designed by renowned climbers Tony Yaniro and Doug Englekirk. In addition to top-rope and lead-climbing routes, radical overhangs, boulder obstacles, and roof routes offer exciting climbs for advanced belayers infused with spider DNA. The wall-scaling professionals at Red Rock ensure the safety of beginner and seasoned climbers by requiring belay certification among guests and strapping boulder-mounting individuals into harnesses.