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Transcend from a competition dancer to the professional world!

The Theater Arts Preparatory School at the Rock Center For Dance in Las Vegas
is a six-month intensive trade school, designed for the dancer

Theater Arts Preparatory School has been created to train a young dancer specifically for the job market. Our industry professionals will mentor a dancer on what it takes technically, physically and emotionally to have a career.  A performer will leave TAPS with the tools and confidence needed to make their dream happen. Too many dancers go to NY or LA unprepared. PREPARE NOW! This program is a  theatrical “stepping stone” bridging the gap between a competition dancer and a working professional.
TAPS is designed to prepare a dancer for a career in dance at a fraction of the cost of one year in a college dance program. Five days a week, five to six hours a day, technique, musical theater, commercial acting, voice,  dance history, auditioning and the job market will be just a few of the required fields that will be taught by well-known industry professionals. A young performer will leave TAPS with all the tools necessary to succeed. They will acquire pictures, resumes, demo reels, a personal website, confidence in all fields of employment and an understanding of how the dance industry works.
Our first semester will be intense training in all genres of dance while learning the audition techniques of picking up steps and styles quickly. The second three months will be continued training and an introduction to industry professionals with the potential of job placement. Theme parks, cruise lines, agents, MTV, corporate events, Cirque de Soleil and other possible employers will be brought to The Rock Center for Dance to audition our Prep School dancers, giving them valuable insight, preparing them for the job market, and an inside track on job placement.

Musical Theater and commercial acting are two areas where dancers can make good money and create a career but few young dancers are prepared for these opportunities.

Dance-AuditionIcon_200x219TAPS is a six month intensive program for the dancer that may not want to attend a college dance program but isn’t ready for New York or Los Angeles. With a faculty of proven veteran performer/teachers who have been there, TAPS is the needed stepping stone to make a young dancers dreams become reality. Our intensive trade school focuses on specific job markets. Broadway/musical theater, commercials, MTV, Tours, CruiseLines, Theme Parks, Las Vegas, Corporate events and more. Intense training is a must but specific audition techniques are even more important. Working choreographers, industry professionals, proven veteran performers and teachers are a part of our faculty every week.

All industries have trade schools or Prep schools (i.e. hair, massage, dental hygiene) … it’s time for dancers to have their own!



Bridge the gap between competition and the professional world!


at the Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas….


The TAPS Advantage


Dance and More Dance

From Jazz to Ballet, Hip-Hop to Contemporary; Tap to “Dancing in Heels”… Solid, time-tested, and reliable technique encompassing a full range of dance styles are studied, taught, and trained in an effort to give each of our participants the BEST POSSIBLE ADVANTAGE for achieving success in the entertainment industry!

Additional Training Includes:

Silks & Lyra, Specialty Gymnastics, Health & Nutrition, Coping with/Healing common injuries, Video/Photo enhancement techniques and Management, Demo Reels, Website Design,  … and more!