Vegas Stripper University’s pole professors hail from seasoned pole-dancing backgrounds, sharing their saucy techniques with fledgling shimmiers through classes and private parties. The instructors choreograph moves for dancers of all sizes, shapes, and experience levels, and the studios equip each student with her own pole, where she'll learn to perfect spins, inversions, and flag-pole-sitting strategies. Solo or group dancers can choose their session’s degree of difficulty, ranging from basic to advanced pole and lap dancing. Vegas Stripper University’s instructors also help gals fine-tune heel-clad moves in stiletto sessions and teach homebodies without in-house poles to perform a sassy dance using basic furniture. Private classes reserve studio space for added comfort, where participants may enjoy their own provided beverages. After completing their session, graduates receive a take-home diploma to prove their pole prowess to friends and open-minded shoe shiners.
The Australian Bee Gees pull off a feat of musical mimicry with their uncannily similar sound and comparable appearance to the celebrated musical group. The 75-minute concert offers audience members their favorite classic tunes augmented by contemporary multimedia, rather than disco balls and a poster of Richard Nixon staring in Saturday Night Fever. With seats closer to the stage, VIP ticket holders are treated to premium views of the performance and the gargantuan screens, which light up with video clips, live performance footage, and spectacular graphics to dazzle Bee Gees fans and the lighting aficionados alike. As a souvenir of the show, faux fans choose between a concert program or an Australian Bee Gees CD to relive the experience or send to the IRS in lieu of taxes this year.
Born into a Dominican family in New York City, Randy Vargas began learning a variety of Latin dance styles from a young age. He eventually channeled his passion for dancing at family gatherings into a career as a performer and instructor. After relocating to Las Vegas, he founded Naiboa Dance in 2004 and began to share his love of salsa dancing with the local community.
Randy's dance company leads classes for casual enthusiasts as well as experienced salsa dancers. In addition to helping students master the fundamental footwork and graceful patterns of basic salsa choreography, Randy's team of instructors teaches advanced pupils how to incorporate more stylistic flair, spins, and telekinetic lifts into their repertoire.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns and timing, then progressing to more complicated patterns.
Pole Fitness Studio owner and operator Fawnia Dietrich is a pioneer of modern pole-dancing fitness. She cut her teeth as a professional exotic dancer, learning the sultry art as she went along, like all the other dancers. She wondered why there wasn?t a place to learn these difficult moves and was motivated to start teaching. Soon after, she opened her own pole-dancing studio, something not common to the world of 1994, much like time-traveling hovercrafts. Fawnia has continued on as a force in the industry, producing the first instructional pole-dance video in 1998?followed by six more videos?and creating the pole-dance instructor-certification course. Thanks to her chiseled physique, she has also been featured in three spreads in Muscle & Fitness magazine.
She now leads a team of instructors in teaching a variety of flirty fitness styles, including burlesque, pole-, lap-, chair-, floor-, and dance classes. Each 55-minute class takes place in their spacious studio, where 17 poles stand ready to hold ladies aloft as they spin and practice complex inversions. An additional 11 poles can be found downstairs, should more space be necessary. Beyond the steamy dance classes, the instructors also helm more traditional fitness classes such as cardio kickboxing, salsa, yoga, ballet, go-go hip-hop and boot camp classes..