The Winchester Star Catchers Dance Program will begin its 18th year with its spring session beginning the week of Jan. 13 at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center Theater, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Beginning to advanced dancers can take classes in ballet, hip hop, jazz and contemporary with prices ranging from $36 to $74, depending on the class, for a 12-week session. Registration must be completed by the end of January. To register, visit www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.parksregistration.
Star Catchers welcomes dancers from beginning to advanced levels in four dance genres, beginning at age 8 for hip hop, age 11 for contemporary and jazz and age 3 for ballet and continuing through young adulthood. Hip hop classes are offered at 5:30 p.m. for beginners and 6:30 p.m. for intermediate and advanced classes on Wednesdays and Fridays. The jazz class is offered from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for beginning and intermediate dancers. On Saturdays, contemporary classes are from noon to 2 p.m. with ballet from 8:15 to 9 a.m. for ages 3 to 5; 9 to 9:45 a.m. for ages 6 to 10; 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. for intermediate dancers and 10:45 a.m. to noon for /advanced dancers.
The Star Catchers Dance Program began in 2002 when a handful of dancers in Tiffannie Bond's hip-hop dance class decided they wanted to perform. Since then, the group has grown to include three additional instructors, including two former members. Star Catchers uses dance education to help youth learn valuable skills to make them successful adults.
In 2007, the Winchester Star Catchers celebrated its fifth anniversary by participating in Disney's Magic Music Days in Southern California. Since then, the team has performed at Disneyland in 2011 and Disney California Adventures in 2015 as well as participated in Disney's dance and master classes. Locally, the dancers have performed in the Clark County Children's Festival and the Helldorado Parade as well as multiple community events around the Las Vegas Valley. All dance classes in the program run on 12-week sessions in the spring (beginning in January), summer (beginning in June) and fall (beginning in September) and hosts two annual recitals in the spring and winter.
Those interested in the show or the Star Catchers Dance Program can call the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340. Additional information about the Star Catchers can be found by clicking on the Cultural Division's Winchester Dondero Cultural Center page on the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.