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West Las Vegas Arts Center
 

West Las Vegas Arts Center
947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., LV, NV 89106 * Office: 702-229-4800 * Fax: 702-646-5838
Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. * Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday – Tuesday & Holidays
www.artslasvegas.org

Fall I 2015 Class Registration: through August 29, 2015
Fall I 2015 Class Session: September 2 – October 10, 2015, 6 – week session
 
In our efforts to provide excellent instruction, students are asked to arrive promptly to all West Las Vegas Arts Center classes. Students will not be permitted to take class if they are more than 15 minutes late.
Registration fees are non-refundable.

Dance

Ballet / Children
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 9 – 10 a.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
Instructor: TBA
Children ages 4 – 8 years old develop a greater sense of rhythm, flexibility and coordination as they explore the basic elements of movement.
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African Dance / Children
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
2 – 12 years
Instructor: China Hudson
Learn the rhythms, songs and dances of Africa in these energy-filled classes.
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Hip Hop / Funk – Beginner
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
6 – Week Fee: $42
9 - 16 years
Instructor: Edward Downing
Students learn the latest Hip-Hop dance moves in a fun, high-energy arts environment.
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Ballet – Intermediate / Advance
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
6 – Week Fee: $42
10 years - Adult
Instructor: Michael Pratt
Students will study classical ballet through placement / alignment exercises, barre, center and across-the-floor combinations.
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Ballet – Beginner / Intermediate
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
9 years - Adult
Instructor: Michael Pratt
Students will study classical ballet through placement / alignment exercises, barre, center and across-the-floor combinations.
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Hip Hop / Funk – Intermediate / Advance
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
9 years - Adult
Instructor: Edward Downing
Students learn the latest Hip-Hop dance moves in a fun, high-energy arts environment.
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African Dance / Teens & Adults
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
13 years - Adult
Instructor: China Hudson
Learn the rhythms, songs and dances of Africa in these energy-filled classes.
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Modern Dance – Intermediate
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
10 years - Adult
Instructor: Avree Walker
Students study the basic foundation of the Graham, Horton and Dunham techniques to build strength, agility, grace, and flexibility while refining their skills.
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Afro – Brazilian Martial Arts

Capoeira
Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in a very elegant and magnetic way. Performed by two people, it is often called a “game” that is played, not fought. Capoeira is always played with a smile on face symbolizing that the capoeiristas are not afraid from the danger that is coming. The uniqueness of Capoeira will give your body physical strength, power and flexibility and your mind self-confidence, concentration, courage and creativity. The only way to truly understand the magnetism of Capoeira is to see it and try it yourself.

Capoeira – All levels: Beginner / Intermediate / Advance
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 9 - 10 a.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
5 years - Adult
Instructor: Wellington Lima
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Music - Piano/Voice Private

Music – Piano / Voice
Sept. 3 – Oct. 9
Thursdays / Fridays, 2 - 5:30 p.m.
6-Week Fee: $108
9 years - Adult
Instructor: TBA
Private instruction (30-minute lessons) in piano or voice.
Call 702-229-4800 to schedule an appointment or Register Here!

Music – Percussions (Drum Set)
Sept. 2 – Oct. 9
Wednesday / Thursdays / Fridays, 2 - 5:30 p.m.
6-Week Fee: $108
9 years - Adult
Instructor: Ronald Thomas
Private instruction (30-minute lessons) in piano or voice.
Call 702-229-4800 to schedule an appointment or Register Here!

Music - Group

African Drum - Beginner
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
5 years - Adult
Instructor: Hasani Palacio
African Drum for beginners will increase the student’s skill and base knowledge for rhythms and their cultural origins.
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African Drum – Intermediate / Advance
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
7 years - Adult
Instructor: Hasani Palacio
Advance drummers will learn complex rhythms and accompany the African children and adult dance classes.
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Audio Engineering
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
12 years - Adult
Instructor: Lou Ragland
Students learn to transfer music from analog to digital, recording cassette tapes and records to CDs and DVDs.
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West Las Vegas Arts Center Cultural Arts Ensembles
Children’s African Dance & Drum Ensemble & Performance Ensemble

The WLVAC Cultural Team welcomes your child’s /children’s participation and commitment to serve in this year’s 2015 / 2016 year-round Children’s African Dance & Drum Ensemble (youth 2 – 9 years old) or Performance Ensemble (youth 10 – 24 years old). Please contact WLVAC Cultural Team at 702-229-4800 for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 – May 21, 2016
Membership Fee: $10
All interested participants are required to register in-person at the WLVAC with the approval of the participant’s Parents / Guardians and the WLVAC Cultural Team.
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Boys & Girls Rites of Passage Mentoring Workshops (youth ages 10-16)

SONSHIP – A Ritual Passage to Manhood – Boys Rites of Passage Mentoring Workshop
Saturdays, Oct. 3, 2015 – Feb. 27, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
19 – week workshop, Registration Fee: $50.
Sonship Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony scheduled to be held Feb. 27, 2016, 2 p.m.
*No classes / workshops: Saturdays, Nov. 28, 2015, Dec. 26, 2015, & Jan. 2, 2016 (Holiday Class Break).
Applications available at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Aug. 26, 2015; please call 702-229-4800 for more information. Program co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
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S.I.S.T.A. - Sisters in Society Taking Action – Girls Rites of Passage Mentoring Workshop
Saturdays, Oct. 3, 2015 – March 19, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
22 – week workshop, Registration Fee: $50
S.I.S.T.A. Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony scheduled to be held on March 19, 2016, 2 p.m.
*No classes / workshops: Saturdays, Nov. 28, 2015, Dec. 26, 2015, & Jan. 2, 2016 (Holiday Class Break).
Applications available at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Aug. 26, 2015; please call 702-229-4800 for more information. Program co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
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Health & Wellness

Kemetic Yoga – Beginner / Intermediate
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
Saturdays, 9 – 10 a.m.
6 – Week Fee: $42
Teens & Adult
Instructor: Maticia Sudah
Kemetic Yoga is the ancient Egyptian system of Yoga enlightenment based upon the practices of physical movements combined with controlled deep breathing and meditation. Students will practice a series of physical postures, poses, and exercises to attain bodily or mental control and well-being.
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For 19 years, city of Las Vegas West Las Vegas Arts Center has been the home of the Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids, providing community youth with pivotal opportunities for civil engagement and social justice projects through the disciplines of arts education. These talented young artists commit themselves to the philosophy, “Excellence Without Excuse,” while developing an appreciation for music, dance, theatre and spoken word. The West Las Vegas Arts Center’s goal is to produce healthy, solid and responsible citizens, with steadfast discipline, resiliency to manage emotional or physical growth, integrity and pride to become dynamic community ambassadors through cultural and performing arts. Call 702-229-4800 for more information.

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West Las Vegas Arts Center
947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Office: 702-229-4800, Fax: 702-646-5838

City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787