How to Become a Las Vegas Showgirl

Retaining an entertainment agent can also help you track down dance jobs in Vegas.
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It's one of the most iconic images of Las Vegas -- the long lines of dancers wearing gigantic headdresses and elaborate costumes. While showgirls are certainly a big part of Las Vegas history, if you're dreaming of doing it, your options will be very limited. Many dancer jobs are available on Broadway-style shows and with smaller productions, but Las Vegas "showgirl" style shows are limited to just one as of publication.

1 Showgirl Auditions

As of 2015, Bally's Las Vegas' "Jubilee" was the last show to feature elaborate, feathered-headdress style showgirls. To get hired, you'll need training in ballet, tap and jazz, and you'll also need to be between 5 foot 8 inches tall and 6 feet tall. Learn about upcoming auditions by visiting the Bally's website and clicking on "Careers," or check Las Vegas entertainment blogs such as Total Vegas, for information about upcoming auditions both at Bally's and other local shows. Auditions may also take place in Los Angeles.

2 Other Dance Jobs

For other dance jobs in Las Vegas, you should have formal dance training in jazz or other styles and be physically fit. Use audition sites such as Backstage, Dansetrack and DancersPro to find out about auditions. Some prospective employers will require you to have your own routine ready to perform, while others will require you to learn a new routine during the audition. If you do get hired, expect a demanding schedule including long hours and multiple shows a day.

Nicole Vulcan has been a journalist since 1997, covering parenting and fitness for The Oregonian, careers for CareerAddict, and travel, gardening and fitness for Black Hills Woman and other publications. Vulcan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota. She's also a lifelong athlete and is pursuing certification as a personal trainer.