Low-cost or free opportunities are offered for all ages to learn to dance, make music, act, paint, draw, sew, weave and make pottery at city of Las Vegas cultural centers this spring. Explore new interests! Express your artistic creativity! Learn new skills! Meet new people! All of these stimulate the mind and lead to improved health and happiness. New experiences make great gifts, too. Registration for classes will be open Feb. 10-21 for classes that begin Feb. 24, and March 24-April 11 for classes that begin April 14.
Learn a variety of dance styles — ballroom, swing, hip hop, salsa, ballet folklorico, hula, tap, ballet, belly dance, Latin, jazz, African and modern. Try private voice lessons or learn to play guitar, keyboards or even African drums. Take a theatre class taught by award-winning Rainbow Company staff. Experienced instructors will guide you as you try your hand at weaving, quilting, drawing, clay sculpting or throwing a pot.
In addition to arts, the West Las Vegas Arts Center also offers Tae Kwon Do, music production and American Sign Language. The East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center has many classes offering bi-lingual instruction, as well as computer lessons, Spanish-language classes, citizenship tutorials, artist workshops and a Scout merit badge class in ceramics.
For details on available classes and workshops, call for a free ArtQ classes and programs brochure at (702) 229-6383, pick one up at any of the cultural centers, or view it online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/information/3005.htm. The Arts & Community Events Division of the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services offers class sessions that last from six to 10 weeks at each of four cultural arts centers in a variety of arts disciplines.
The cultural centers locations and telephone numbers are:
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383;
East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515;
Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Boulevard North, (702) 229-6211;
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Boulevard, (702) 229-4800.
All centers will be closed Feb. 16.