Spring Break Youth Dance Camp
Save the date: March 21-26, 2016
Registration opens January 1 through March 19, 2016. Cost: $75.
This one-week camp encompasses training in the dance disciplines and techniques of contemporary ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz and lyrical, and concludes with a student performance.
Youth Summer Dance Intensives
Save the date: July 11 – 22, 2016
Registration opens March 1 through July 9, 2016.
Does your child love to dance? The Charleston Heights Arts Center offers young dancers an opportunity to train, meet new people & succeed in a disciplined atmosphere. Taken separately or together students will benefit from customized instruction, smaller class sizes and targeted learning of desired skills by enrolling in specific two-week dance intensive courses; allowing for a partial or complete dance experience for beginning, intermediate and advanced level dancers. A student demonstration will be held July 22, 2016 from 6-7:30 pm with free admission; open to family, friends and invited guests.
Call 702-229-6383 for more information. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
CHAC Dance Camp Instructor Bios
Jacqueline Koenig is originally from Southern California and received her B.A. in dance from the University of California, Irvine. As a classroom teacher, Jacqueline has more than 15 years of dance experience. As a paraprofessional, she has been teaching and choreographing for the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts High School and for KO Knudson Middle School. Recently, she worked as a teaching artist for the Young Audiences / Smith Center and PBS "Between the Lions" residencies. In 2009, Jacqueline was chosen as a teaching artist for the Southern Nevada Wolf Trap, a Smith Center early learning through the Arts Program.
Lorenzo Shelley teaches Charleston Heights Arts Center youth dance classes that include Ballet Fundamentals, Dance Conditioning on Fridays and Hip Hop. Mr. Shelley was a principal dancer for the West Las Vegas Arts Center dance ensemble for 5+ years. During his time in the West Las Vegas ensemble, Lorenzo worked his way up to become a mentor in their dance program by assisting with teaching and dance instruction for youth in their Performing and Visual Arts Camp still held annually. Before becoming an employee, Lorenzo was first a city of Las Vegas volunteer and taught classes for free. This teaching experience has made him a valued member of the staff at the Charleston Heights Arts Center since 2013.
Elizabeth Snyder was born in Seattle, WA and began to study dance at All That Dance (ATD) Seattle at a young age. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to dance with the ATD Company for 3 years and worked as a dance teacher and assistant choreographer for 2 years. Elizabeth then moved to Los Angeles to study dance at the collegiate level, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Elizabeth participated in intensive study of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary and Dance Composition while in school, with an emphasis on dance education. Elizabeth taught dance at LMU and in the surrounding community and she also performed on the LMU main stage in many LMU faculty and student concerts. In 2013, Elizabeth moved to the Las Vegas area and in 2014 she began teaching dance at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.