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Top Upcoming Dance Performances In Las Vegas

June 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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As one of the entertainment capitals of the world, Las Vegas offers the beauty of dance both on and off the Strip. Shows featuring dance celebrate the fluidity of movement, the expression of emotion and the joy of music. Whether showcasing love through slow steps or fun to a pounding beat, Southern Nevada features dance performances to inspire its audiences. Dance performances are staged in both intimate and large theaters for both locals and tourists to enjoy.

100 1600 Top Upcoming Dance Performances In Las Vegas

PRiSm featuring Jabbawockeez (Credit, Debbie Hall)

PRiSM featuring Jabbawockeez
Luxor Las Vegas
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(877) 386-4658
www.jbwkz.com

PRiSM featuring Jabbawockeez, the first winner of MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew,” blends choreography, story lines and music for a family-friendly production. Performed in a 830-seat, custom-built theater with amphitheater-style seating but allowing for an intimate experience, guests can witness the captivating Jabbawockeez dance style come to life in a one-of-a-kind musical experience. The expression is in the movement since faces are covered by white masks and the dancers blend together to create images through their bodies in precisely timed steps, twists and turns.

PIN UP
Stratosphere Hotel, Casino and Tower
2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 380-7777
www.stratospherehotel.com

“PIN UP” is a new dance production show featuring Claire Sinclair – Playboy’s 2011 Playmate of the Year and Bettie Page clothing model –  and choreographed by “Dancing with the Stars” alum Lacey Schwimmer in a high-energy, original stage show that brings to life the classic pin-up calendar girl from the 1940s to 1970s with a modern twist. Featuring dancers, singers and a six-piece band, “PIN UP” pays homage to a bygone era and demonstrates the style and sexiness of big bands, torch singers, loud rock, bubble gum pop and sultry blues.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical
Venetian Las Vegas
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-9000
www.venetian.com

Dates: June 18 through Aug. 18, 2013

“Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical” is the song and dance saga of three friends traveling on a dilapidated bus in the Australian outback. While looking for love, the journey creates an everlasting bond for the three travelers and brings a new sense of awareness done with style and panache. Showcasing more than 500 Tony Award-winning costumes, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical” embraces dance club moves with songs by Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Weather Girls and Gloria Gaynor.

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VEGAS! the Show
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 454
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 260-7200
www.vegastheshow.com

“VEGAS! the Show” showcases the dance of Las Vegas’ past and present including tap, ballet, ballroom and full production numbers with costumed and bedazzled showgirls. Staged in the Neon Graveyard and using neon signs as guides, “VEGAS! the Show” begins with the Can Can production (popular in the 1950s), as homage to Bugsy Siegel who, it is believed, named his casino the Flamingo for long legs of his girlfriend. “VEGAS! the Show” continues throughout the years, guiding the audience through the decades using dance and music featuring the ways Las Vegas dance entertainment has changed over the years.

michael jackson one Top Upcoming Dance Performances In Las Vegas

Michael Jackson performance (Credit, Debbie Hall)


Michael Jackson – ONE by Cirque du Soleil
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(877) 632-7400
www.mandalaybay.com

Dates: June 29 through Dec. 30, 2013

“Michael Jackson – ONE” is based on Michael Jackson’s belief that “we are all one,” and demonstrates through his music and dance his life’s work to bring the world together through his talent. Presented in a state-of-the-art custom theater, the theatrical presentation combines expansive sets and intricate choreography to Jackson’s hits as well as his original music from album cuts honoring Jackson’s love of music and dance. There is not a single Jackson character but four characters representing the different facets of Jackson.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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