Before radio, music was broadcast via Morse code, which turned everything into treble-heavy dance music punctuated by demands to STOP. Limber up for more graceful dance moves with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited youth dance classes (a $249 value) and a waived registration fee (a $30 value) at The Pointe Dance Center (a $279 total value).
The Pointe Dance Center’s experienced instructors shepherd youthful hoofers through a schedule of classes including jazz, break dancing, musical theatre, cheerleading, and gymnastics. Little ones age 1 and 2 develop a feel for rhythmic movement with help from their maternal units during Mommy and Me classes, and toddlers and kids break off into age-appropriate divisions during combo sessions that incorporate basic movements from ballet, tap, and jazz. The infectious beats of the hip-hop class inspire students to new heights of popping and/or locking, and ballet classes find coryphées lacing up their satin slippers to practice pirouetting until they create their own gravitational pull. Most classes take place weekday evenings or Saturday during the day.
The Pointe Dance Center
With resumés 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, 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.
9340 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147