Department of Dance News
If you are interested in a career in dance, the department of dance is among "the Best in the West" and exists in the center of fabulous Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing cultural centers in the United States. Entertainment industry employment and artistic opportunities abound in Las Vegas. Advanced-level dancers are working professionally while completing their dance degrees.
Current Dance News
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.
The concert features choreography by UNLV award-winning faculty and modern dance pioneer Erick Hawkins.
Told she was too tall to be a dancer, Dolly Kelepecz-Momot ignored naysayers and went on to a successful dance career, including 37 years (so far) teaching hundreds of UNLV students.
Start 2020 with Prokofiev's music, the Russian National Ballet, and the heartwarming story of Cinderella and the Prince, complete with her ugly step-family!
The concert is the fourth collaboration with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra.
Join the School of Music and departments of dance and theatre at the Barrick Museum of Art on Oct. 14 for a multi-disciplinary event recognizing Research Week.
Dance In The News
Your first semester as a college dance student can be hectic. But being busy is no reason to put your mental health on hold. In fact, the times when you feel totally overwhelmed by tasks and to-do lists are actually when your mental health is most important.
Dance has always been a huge part of your life. But now that you're about to head to college, you might be wondering: In order to feel fulfilled and successful, do you need to major in dance? The answer, of course, depends on the person. But for some, a dance minor is the best option. We asked a group of experts to answer all your questions about minoring in dance.
When Tyreek Jarman, aka Chop808, released his single “Nobody’s Safe” in May, it came with an unusual label: the word “EXPLICIT.” But something else was different, too. The wholesome and upbeat Jarman, known for hamming it up and dancing with fans at shows, was gone. Here was a menacing beast firing machine-gun bars over a bass-heavy trap beat. You don’t wanna go to war with me, I grew up with apes, he warns on the track.
Performer April Kidwell is an expert at portraying a frenetic female anti-hero. Her first major role was as Cleopatra at Caesars Palace. Kidwell’s dazzling smile, bedazzled bra and feathered headdress may have said “Vegas showgirl” more than “fierce queen,” but it paid her way through a theater and dance degree at UNLV. And more importantly, it set the stage for a career to come.
If you can do a split mid-air and pirouette so fast you make other people dizzy, do the world a favor and become a professional dancer. A degree in dance means so much more than hitting the studio every day for the next four years.
Las Vegas and Seoul, South Korea, might be a 13-hour plane flight apart, but for the last dozen years dance has brought them closer together.