The UNLV Department of Dance is going places--LITERALLY! Several dance students have been invited to participate in international locations this coming summer. These are exciting activities for our dancers and opportunities for them to share their expertise on an international stage!
Six students from UNLV Dance will travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean to bring dance to the island. These students will spend ten days performing, teaching master classes in local schools, conducting workshops at local recreation centers, and performing lecture demonstrations. This is a wonderful way to share their knowledge and love of dance!
In addition, four dance majors will get the opportunity to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, for multiple performances. These students will work directly with UNLV Dance faculty in preparing for these performances, which affords them the experience of working as professionals by touring, performing, and training along side other professionals.
Both of these trips are rare opportunities for students to combine learning and teaching with the experience of international travel, touring, and functioning as artists in the global world. Please help our dancers get there!
UNLV Department of Dance 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. Advance-level dancers are working professionally while completing their dance degrees.
The College of Fine Arts houses the Department of Dance. Eight full-time professional dance faculty, a rotating guest artist-in-residence dance position, and several part-time dance specialists compose the dance faculty. The department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Performance/Choreography or a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Production as well as a Minor in Dance, a Minor in Pilates, and Certificate in Pilates.
A unique feature of the program allows students to train with equal emphasis in ballet, modern and jazz dance techniques, as well as other areas of dance including: ethnic, tap, ballroom, and musical theatre. A wide variety of courses in Pilates, improvisation, composition, choreography, music theory, accompaniment for dance, production, history and criticism, post-modern concepts, educational methods, labanotation, theory and philosophy, kinesiology and injury prevention are required offerings for serious study of dance.