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 a sprawling shopping center that features restaurants, stores and salons, the Regal Village Square 18 is one of Vegas’ many multiplex theaters. But rather than succumb to the noise and chaos of some other chain theater houses, Regal Village Square 18 maintains a quieter, more serene environment. Patrons have the luxury of watching most new releases from plush seats, while 3D images scream past. Other high-quality screens show films in standard formats, and everyone can enjoy the stocked concession stand, lined with the usual assortment of colorful candy snacks. Looming sodas, dangerously piled popcorn tubs and heartier fare like pizza, nachos, corn dogs and chicken nuggets round out the offerings.
With resum?s that list extensive travels from venue to venue, the instructors at The Pointe Dance Center embody Shakespeare's famous sentiment, "All the world's a stage." Owner Donna Frias has appeared on television and in famous venues?Madison Square Garden and the Civic Light Opera among them?as a member of Bella Lewitzky's dance company.
At their Las Vegas studio, professional instructors combine their experiences to spark a passion for dance in students of all age groups. They concentrate on the dual development of technique and confidence, leading classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, and acrobatic disciplines including gymnastics and cheer. They acclimate tiny legs to new rhythms with sessions for toddlers, and they also host Stretch, Turn & Leap seminars that help with general poise. By relying on positive reinforcement rather than giant, screaming metronomes for motivation, they encourage pupils to view choreography as a flexible medium for self-expression.
Each Sunday, curling enthusiasts convene at Las Vegas Ice Center to send stones careening over its icy surface. The sport is relatively new in the city, having been brought to the area a scant 20 years ago to satisfy the pent-up urges of locals who found themselves teased by televised curling or the broom section at the local hardware store. Today, the club keeps the sport?s flame burning brightly through Learn to Curl classes as well as curling parties.
Tailored toward recreational students, Las Vegas School of Dance offers grown-up sessions to suit every taste. The fleet-footed dance instructors will release the dance-floor master within you through patience, clear instructions, and encouraging personal support. Class size is intimate, allowing ample attention and preventing feelings of embarrassment or inadequacy that can come from overstuffed boxes of flailing limbs. Dancing is a real workout, and even more so, it's a fun way to erase the self-consciousness that holds back the hypnotic moves your world deserves to see and worship.
Water Wings Las Vegas recognizes that swimming lessons aren't just for kids. Sure, there's Baby Swim, which introduces three-month-olds to the water with the help of their parents. Likewise, Seahorse teaches freestyle and backstroke basics to 3?5 year-olds. But the pool?part of the United States Swim School Association?also caters to Adults who can work one-on-one with an instructor, take group classes, or get in an hour-long workout during a lap swim class. No matter the age or skill level, swimmers can practice all year long since the swimming pool is indoors. Its water stays 90 degrees, the perfect temperature for practicing the breaststroke or keeping a marshmallow at room temperature.