Backstage Dance Studio    
                                                              SINCE 1973                                                               3425 BACKSTAGE BLVD.
                                                                                                                                                                                         LAS VEGAS, NV. 89121
                                                                                                                                                                          backstagedance@mindspring.com

                    CHILDREN 702 547  1040                   RENTALS 702 324 3731                    ADULTS 702 457 7310  

History, Schedule, Rates





Advanced Jazz with legendary choreographer Ron Lewis

HISTORY

SINCE 1973 BACKSTAGE DANCE STUDIO has been one of the most highly respected studio for adult professional training in the southwest and January 2013 will mark our 40th year in business. Our staff are adult working or retired dancers and/or local, national, and international choreographers. This brings a wealth of solid training varying from nationally recognized ballet and modern companies, theatre, movies, and television, to Las Vegas style variety shows.

 Guest teachers have included Emmy winners Michael Darrin & Michael Peters ,  Tony winners Ron Lewis & Chet Walker,  "So you think you can Dance" choreographers Napoleon &  Tabitha,  dancer/choreographer Nick Navarro from Academy Award winning movies "West Side Story" & "My Fair Lady", Star Search Grand Champions John Crutchman & Allan Sherfield, & choreographers to Liza Minelli, Michael Jackson, Cher, Debbie Reynolds, Joel Grey, Juliet Prowse, Paula Abdul, and  Gladys Knight.

 Our instructors varied training has included The Royal Ballet School, Italia Conti Stage School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and The Dance Theatre of Harlem. Their credits have include dancing backup for Celine Dion, Destinys Child, The Cheetah Girls, Mariah Carey, Juliet Prowse, Christine W, Ann Margaret, MC Hammer, James Brown, Brandy, Frank Sinatra, New Kids on the Block, Donna Summer, Kenny G, Spyro Gyro , and Toni Braxton. There's also past line captains for Siegfried and Roy and a top 16 placer on the first season of "So You Think You Can Dance" , as well as choreographers for  Cirque du Soleil, Disney,  IBM, Nike,  and Las Vegas' annual M.A.G.I.C. Conventions.

OWNERS

        JOAN PALETHORPE was initially trained at The Royal Ballet School in London. She performed in the West End of London and also on television and film. She came to the United States to dance for the legendary choreographer  Ron Lewis .  In 1979 Joan began choreographing shows at major resorts in Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, New York, Miami Beach and Carnival Cruise Lines. In 1992 she had the privilege of choreographing several numbers for the incomparable Liza Minelli. Joan also was the first female in 50 years to choreograph the "Lido" in Paris. She continues to work for Carnival and is in her 12th year choreographing the Palm Springs Follies.

        STEVE BECKER his first audition brought him from his training in L.A. to Las Vegas to perform in the renowned "Casino de Paris". In 1979, Steve became assistant choreographer to Joan Palethorpe, learning many aspects of cabaret theatre. He worked as company manager for two Las Vegas style revues and became a co-owner and director of "Backstage" in 1984.

ELISE VALLEE

Manager, teacher, friend,  1925-2007, will be remembered as the heart and soul of Backstage



ADULT STAFF

Missy Cochran -Choreographer of special events, industrials, conventions, and dance numbers for Las Vegas shows 

Angelo Moio - Choreographer and master teacher and judge on  national convention circuits.   Former line captain "Siegfried and Roy".

Heather Victorson - From the Royal Ballet and former Las Vegas principal dancer

Malcolm Gail - Noted Canadian "Old School" Tap Instructor. Performed with Donald O'Connor and Ginger Rogers.

SCHEDULE

Mon. 


7:00pm

                 


 Jazz/Funk    

                    


Missy Cochran

           

Tues.  

11:00am

Beg. to Int. Jazz

Angelo Moio

 

12:30pm
 
12:45pm

Int. Ballet
 
Beg.-Int. Tap

Heather Victorson

Malcolm Gail

Wed 

6:00pm

Beg  to Int. Jazz

Angelo Moio

Thurs. 

11:00am

Beg. to Int. Jazz

Angelo Moio

 

12:30pm    
           
 7:00pm

Int. Ballet 
 
Jazz/Funk      
                

Heather Victorson
           
Missy Cochran

Sat.                                    

                    
           
1:30pm
 


                 
Beg. to Int. Ballet


           
Heather Victorson

           

Sun.

1:30pm  

           

Beg. to Int. Jazz

         

Angelo Moio

           

 

Beg. = Beginning        Int. = Intermediate        Adv. = Advanced


 RATES

             Single Class                                                               $13.00    cash/check       $13.50     credit/debit  
   
        Warm up or Ballet Barre only                                   $10.00    cash/check       $10.50     credit/debit
            Tap & Wacking/Locking                                             $10.00    cash only paid directly to instructor

          
8 Class Coupons ( $12.50 per class )                     $100.00  cash/check/credit/debit  
         
12 Class Coupons ( = 1 FREE class )                      $143.00  cash/check/credit/debit  
            20 Class Coupons ( = 2 FREE classes )                        $234.00   
cash/check/credit/debit  
                    
                                                                            Coupons have NO Expiration 
                                                                                              
            
Bounced Check Fee                                                 $15.00

                                                                                    
 

 

 

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