Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance In Las Vegas

October 18, 2013 5:00 AM

photo Credit: Katie C.

High school can be a tough time, with competition, cliques and the search for individuality. A high school dance is a major event for seasoned veterans with a year or two of experience behind them, and even more of a big deal for young folks just starting out in high school. It’s about the clothes: vintage, chic, goth, posh, outrageous or conservative, depending upon your style. It’s also about whether or not to go with a date, how you’re getting to the big dance and who you are going to show up with. Follow this guide to ensure your high school dance in Las Vegas goes off without a hitch.

photo Credit: Katie C.

photo Credit: Katie C.

Gypsy Den
213 E. Colorado Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 684-1628

Do you dare to be different? Gypsy Den is a boutique that totally defies ordinary with its unique vintage fashions and the most fascinating, daring accessories to be found anywhere. It’s not for the faint of heart. This place has it all wrapped up in a shop within the arts center of downtown Las Vegas. You can find everything from natural fabrics and old-fashioned styles to outrageous clothing and so much more, all in one shop.

castaways Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance In Las Vegas

Castaways Resale Store
245 N. Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89074

You want to go chic/glam? No problem. Are you in search of a vintage look, maybe with some satin, lace or frou frou feathers? You can find that too (the feathers may be added with a boa or headpiece) at the upscale boutique Castaways. This shop helps the community with its sales of gently used clothing and other goods, and it is just the right spot to browse for accessories, shoes, bags and other unique items.

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Nail Envy

Nail Envy
1014 W. Sunset Road, Suite 1014
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 566-0506

Nail Envy is where you want to go if you enjoy being pampered and treated like a diva. This salon has an excellent reputation for being truly unique and catering to its clients. Nail Envy may just have the right color for your dress, the perfect look or the right finish to make your evening. It specializes in mani-pedis, too, all the better with that excellent pair of shoes just crying to be shown off at the big dance.

Fashion Treasures
125 Corporate Park Drive
Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 616-0997

The secret to finding the right accessories is to talk to your friends and form a plan of action. It’s always more fun to go shopping with like-minded friends, and being on a budget doesn’t mean having to scrimp on the accessories you need for your big dance. Henderson has a great hidden treasure called Fashion Treasures, where you can find the perfect tote, handbag or clutch in new chic or vintage styles.

discount shoe

Discount Shoe Factory
1701 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 304-1399

If you want to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, you can find great deals at local thrift stores or you may prefer your own new shoes to strut your stuff. Discount Shoe Factory has a truly amazing selection of new designer and distinctive shoes of all kinds, starting at just $3.99, and this really fits into any budget. Just remember, the dress, or duds for dudes, comes first and then the extras.

viva Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance In Las Vegas

Viva Michoacan
2061 W. Sunset Rd.
Henderson, NV  89014
(702) 492-9888

It may not be a bad idea to go out for a snack or meal before the dance. Think of this as another opportunity to show off your fashion style and get comfortable before showing up at the event. Whether with a date or with a group, Viva Michoacan has a reputation for excellent food at reasonable prices. This place has everyone’s favorite Mexican food and excellent customer service.

sweet addiction

Sweet Addiction
2291 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite C-1
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 570-6993

After the dance, you may enjoy an excursion to an ice cream shop like Sweet Addiction. Go with your date (if you have one) or with a group of friends to rehash the evening and wind down after all of the excitement. The shop is open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and you can get all your sweet treats and more at very reasonable prices. It’s a delicious way to end your evening and still get home by curfew.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at

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