Girls' Day Out

Published in What's On, The Las Vegas Guide
October 4, 2011

If you decide to have your bachelorette party in Las Vegas, you’ve raised the bar. Far from being an oddity, your party will be one of hundreds of tiara-wearing, phallus- wielding, rowdy groups of women hitting the scene on any given weekend. How do you ensure that your group has the edge in attracting prime male attention?

Laura Croft’s Night School 4 Girls, currently enrolling at the Excalibur, is just the classroom to hone your bachelorette party skills. Though it’s called Night School, the 90-minute sessions start as early as 11 a.m., easily fitting between brunch and tanning by the pool. Tuition is more affordable than a pair of killer stilettos and offers you much longer-lasting benefits.

As fans of E!’s “Holly’s World” can attest, Croft knows a thing or two about partying, and she is more than willing to pass her wisdom onto you. Her faculty of trained burlesque dancers put together a curriculum full of sexy tricks and confidence- boosting moves to raise your visibility. Lucky attendees might even get a visit from the headmistress herself (check for updates about Croft’s appearances on Twitter @nightschool4glv) as she shares the dos and don’ts of nightlife and passes along valuable tips for keeping your night out from being a blowout.

The course itself—a combination of burlesque, striptease and pole- dancing—teaches a number of skills that will come in handy when hitting the clubs: Start the night posing for pictures using a showgirl stance guaranteed to highlight everyone’s assets; use “The Flapper” (along with a boa) to snag passing eye candy; turn a bar chair into a weapon of seduction with the “Cowgirl”; and, should there be a stripper pole nearby, ensure that your party knows how to strike a pose like the pros instead of winding up as the star of a humiliating viral video on YouTube.

The bride-to-be can learn a few tricks for the honeymoon suite as well. Instructors lead the class through a virtual striptease guaranteed to raise your man’s...blood pressure.

Not a size 2? No problem! There are no bullies at this school, only positive encouragement for women of all sizes and shapes. Classes also embrace all age groups (over 21 years old), so bring the mother-of-the- bride—or the grandmother, for that matter—because all the moves can be modified for comfort and ability. Alter egos assigned at the start of class ensure that even the terminally shy will be able to release their inner bombshells (and, of course, the option of downing a few shots at the Octane bar beforehand doesn’t hurt).

The class isn’t limited to impending brides and their gaggles of friends, either. Anyone in need of girls’ night out training can benefit. Facing a landmark birthday? Does your relationship need a little zing? Are you celebrating a divorce? Any occasion to get the girls together is reason enough to enroll. Throw on your comfy workout clothes (bring the heels, if you dare), and get ready to earn your degree in Sexy. The only thing you have to lose is your inhibitions.

Night School 4 Girls | Thur., 2 & 3:30 p.m.; Fri., 12:30, 2 & 3:30 p.m.; and Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 & 3:30 p.m. | From $39 | Thunder From Down Under Showroom, Excalibur | 702-597-7600