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Month: April 2016

How To Get Into Encore Beach Club, the #1 Vegas Pool Party

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For decades clubbing was synonymous with dressing in your finest, most expensive clothing and standing in a line outside the club. Women would wear dresses and heels, men would wear suits and $500 shoes. And while you can still get VIP bottle service at a ton of nightclubs in Sin City, thousands of people are now showing up to the city’s best parties wearing sandals and flip-flops.
A few years ago, the thought of wearing a tanktop and flip flops to a Las Vegas nightclub would have been unthinkable. Then a little something called Rehab changed the clubbing world forever. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino launched their now famous dayclub called Rehab, and it quickly became one of the most famous pool parties anywhere in the world. Clubgoers could nurse their hangovers, sunbathe by the pool, and party at one of the coolest pools in the world, all while seeing the biggest DJs in the world.
But while Rehab may have been the first, virtually everyone agrees that Encore Beach Club Las Vegas is now the undisputed #1 pool party in Las Vegas, and quite probably the entire world. The famous Las Vegas Beach Club finally opened its doors for 2016 in April, and already Wynn has booked top shelf DJ talent like Avicii, Martin Solveig, David Guetta, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, and more for its Spring/Summer 2016 lineup. Ticket agencies are as desperate as EDM fans and club kids to get their hands on Encore nightclub tickets.
Thrillist named Encore Las Vegas the best pool party in the city, writing, “This weekend-long party is insanely popular and worth the long lines to get inside, with a vast poolside area, foam parties, DJs like David Guetta, and yes, stripper poles on the water.”
So how do you get inside the Las Vegas Beach Club?
There’s a nighttime pool party (dubbed nightswim) on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., but you’ll have to show up in daylight on weekends. If you want to access the swimming pool area — and trust us, you do — then dress to impress in your sexiest swimming attire.
Of course, just because the Las Vegas Beach Club dress code is slightly more relaxed than the famously exclusive dress codes of most Las Vegas nightclubs, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress to impress. There’s still a long, long list of DO NOT WEAR clothing items to beware of if you want to get into the pool area, including no jeans or pants, to torn or cut-off clothing, no chains or baggy clothing, no athletic gear (yes, that includes athleisure wear), and finally, no European sunbathing.
Yes, “European sunbathing” means wearing nothing at all. We all know Las Vegas is called Sin City for a reason. We all know you can’t walk two feet down the Strip without being accosted by illegal immigrants passing out business cards with “massage therapists” on them. We all know Vegas clubs like are famous for prominently featuring gorgeous young women wearing as little as possible. Even so, Wynn doesn’t want people going totally nude at their parties (or so they say).

Mastering the Dance Understanding the Role of Dance in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Ancestors

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Art allows us to express ourselves through a variety of media. Paintings, songs, and dances are all forms of art that allow the artist to tell a story and help transmit meaning to onlookers. Dance is perhaps one of the oldest forms of human art that is shared across a wide variety of people throughout history. Understanding the role of dance in not only our lives but the lives of those who came before can help shed some new light on humanity as a whole.

Our Relationship With Dance

Before the written word and perhaps even before the spoken word there was dance. The earliest archaeological proof of dance was discovered in the form of cave paintings in India that are believed to be dated back to over 9,000 years ago. More recently, the Ancient Egyptians regularly used dance both for the purposes of entertainment as well as ritual; a number of religions around the globe to this day continue to integrate dance into their religious ceremonies. Over the centuries dance became refined, yet it was not until the late 17th century in Paris, France when specific rules for ballroom dance would be formed under the reign of King Louis XIV at the Academie Royale de Musique et de Danse. Centuries later these rules still apply as ballroom dancing has since become recognized as an Olympic sport.

The Benefits of Dance

Given its prominence in the history of our people, it is no surprise to learn that dance has a number of health benefits for participants. The New England Journal of Medicine found several mental health benefits from regular dance classes, including improved memory, reduced risk for dementia, reduced symptoms of depression, and decreased stress levels. Physically speaking, those who participate regularly in dance classes benefit from increased flexibility, strengthened bones and muscles, improved posture and balance, and decreased weight. Dance classes also provide participants with the regular aerobic activity needed to promote cardiovascular health.

Learning How to Dance

Dancing takes little more than determination and dedication to pick up. By and large, a majority of those looking for ballroom dancing lessons are couples anticipating their first dance as a married couple. Chances are, there are a number of ballroom dance studios in your area that offer ballroom dancing instruction — the question then is choosing a ballroom dance studio that is right for you. Many ballroom dance studios offer scheduled lessons at various times per day; keep in mind that it is a generally good idea to ask to sit in on a lesson before committing to determine the qualifications of the instructor. For those with a deadline, do not be afraid to ask how long it takes for students to pick up a particular dance. For those looking to pick up ballroom dancing as a hobby rather than for a single event, consider what other dancers in your area are saying about a particular ballroom dance studio. With enough time, dedication, and effort anyone can learn to dance beautifully and participate in one of the oldest forms of human art.