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
This dance department season opener will be live-streamed on YouTube.
UNLV Dance presents two outdoor, socially distanced performances at 11:20 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 on the UNLV mall, near the Lee Pascal Rose Garden and stairs to the Performing Arts Center.
New season explores movement, motion, progress, and action for a world in which all people count and belong equally.
Each weekly episode focuses on a different art theme.
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.
Dance In The News
UNLV students were able to enjoy two social-distanced performances today at a pop-up event put on by its dance department.
Arts are an expression of creativity.
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.