Las Vegas is blessed with many diverse dance academies, schools and centers to teach you all about fitness and flexibility. Whether a person is interested in ballet, gymnastics, tap or ballroom dancing, the main focus is on self-esteem and development of your skill. When the desired dance is tap, there are a few places that are touted the best for students (and parents), offering highly qualified instructors with years of experience and a genuine love of teaching.
Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy
1181 S. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 838-5131
www.summerlindance.com

From classes for kids and adults in world dance — including ballet, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and interpretive movement — to musical theater, voice and more, this place was started by a performer who loved to teach and the standard is impeccable. From the top instructors who are motivated to help students be the best they can be. The parents literally have a “window” via viewing windows and live videos from dance rooms to watch their children’s progress. The students use a “green cleaning process” to keep them environmentally safe, clean and toxin-free. The first class is always free. Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy is ranked number one  in Nevada and top 25 in the U.S. by the Federation of Dance Competitions.

Pointe Of Grace Dance Center
7280 W. Azure Drive, Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 930-8615
www.pointeofgracedancecenter.com

Pointe of Grace has a mission that focuses on integrity and connecting with each individual student and family to provide them with the best possible experience while enhancing their creativity and self-esteem. Class sizes are small, instructors are professionals with excellent training and the desire to teach and you have the opportunity to begin learning at the age of 18 months and continues throughout your life. Classes include ballet, fairytale ballet, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, hip hop and jazz. The environment is positive and personal and there are dance classes, camps and private instruction available.

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Zemskov Dance Academy
7835 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 6
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 624-8637
www.zemskovdanceacademy.com

Dmitry Zemkov is a graduate of the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. He appeared as an award-winning principle dancer, choreographer and instructor for years, touring the world before settling in Las Vegas to teach. Not only is this the premier Russian dance school in Las Vegas but classes range from beginner to advanced selections for children and adults. The school offers ballet, pointe, pas de deux, jazz, tap and hip-hop, plus modern dance, musical theatre and gymnastics. There is a definite code of ethics that includes positivity, respect and professionalism. The dress code is enforced to allow students to focus upon instruction, not costume, and the professionalism extends to staff as well as the student. The focus of each class is on fun, learning, growth and development, whether dancing as a team member or individual.

Las Vegas School Of Dance & Music
8665 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 112
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 489-2300
www.lvdanceandmusic.com

The Las Vegas School of Dance & Music has been around Las Vegas for a while now, and is always evolving. They’re now offering classes to dancers of all ages and experience levels. They have modern jazz and hip-hop classes, but one of their busiest classes are the tap dance classes. Sign up now before classes fill up!

Arabesque Dance & Fitness Studio
8060 Blue Diamond Road, Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89178
(702) 202-4505
www.dancefitlv.com

A dancer’s body is their tool and in order to be their best, they not only have to learn their craft but also must be physically fit. Not only does Arabesque teach technique, but they also have fitness classes to enhance strength and flexibility. Their tap classes emphasize the relationship between sound and rhythm, with students learning Broadway and rhythm style tap dancing as well as focusing on performance. The uniform includes black or fuschia leotard or sports bra, jazz shorts or leggings and tap shoes. This is a fun learning experience in a professional setting with an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle and life-long learning.

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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 Examiner.com.