At Dance Masters Studios, Rock Foster and his skilled staff have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of more than 25 dance styles. They specialize in the familiar, such as the tango and waltz, as well as more obscure styles such as shag swing dancing and bolero dancing. They work at each student’s individual pace, combining private lessons with group lessons and social dance parties to ensure each person finds their footwork.
Robert Harris started cleaning carpets as a way to support himself during law school, but he found himself increasingly distracted by the extracurricular work. The poor quality of the products he worked with spurred him to research the chemical properties of cleaning formulas. His improvement on the often-harsh process was Chem-Dry, a nontoxic solution that eschews soaps and detergents in favor of simple carbonation. Thirty years later, Robert helms a family of franchises ranked in Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500. Each independently owned outpost dispatches techs to infuse carpets with its carbonated formula before technicians lift dirt with hot-water extraction. Because the process uses about one-fifth the water of steam cleaning or turning on the living-room fire hydrant, carpets are dry within one to two hours of completion. Chem-Dry’s team can also tailor its use of the system to treat upholstery and clean and restore leather furniture.
If cleanliness is next to godliness, it could mean that layer of grime on your floors is the only thing preventing you from palling around with Poseidon. With today’s Groupon, discover a better way to a clean home than covering your floors with cheese and waiting for the mice to polish. For $50, you get $110 towards two house-cleaning sessions with Spotless Finish, the locally owned Baltimore cleaning service that opposes spots, but is tolerant of houndstooth.
With help from his family, Dallen Peterson founded Merry Maids more than 30 years before passing the baton to ServiceMaster. Today, the dirt-busting staff of bonded and insured cleaning technicians purifies homes with eco-friendly, EPA-approved cleaning products and an arsenal of equipment and supplies. Clients can customize their cleaning services to focus on high-traffic areas, such as hallways, playrooms, or indoor monster-truck practice arenas. Merry Maids' specialists scour abodes Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The experienced and award-winning staff of shutterbug artists at Commonwealth Photography employs an uncommon eye for detail and a friendly lens to capture the most memorable whims and grins. With this deal, you and up to three others get a session to strike the most jovial and jolly poses in Commonwealth’s comfortable studio, where the friendly imagesmith will suggest and capture a variety of careful, creative impressions. Congregate your dapper-looking kids in front of the classic festive background. After your session, you'll be able to select your favorite image for transformation into a graceful, vivid 5”x7” portrait. Commonwealth Photography will also slice $10 off any holiday card purchases, so you can atone for letting your still-amateur cocker spaniel shoot last winter's pictures. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks opens its doors for the annual Philadelphia Boat Show, as dealers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland assemble to peddle an eclectic selection of new and used aquatic vessels. Versed in all manner of maritime travel, the show’s merchants fill 200,000 square feet of exhibit space with everything from pontoon cruisers and saltwater fishing boats to Jet Skis and saddled dolphins, many offered with special purchase incentives. Dealers augment each purchase with reliable advice on boating safety, financing, and maintenance, and attendees can also soak up information on aquatic pursuits such as marinas, fishing towers, or outboard motors powered by Goldfish crackers.
Most miniature golf courses have greens that are actually green, but not Ironbridge Sports Park—the Park's 18-hole course trades the faux-grass for pastel purple, yellow, red, and blue, adding some color to the already whimsical game. The course's vibrant personality extends throughout the park, where guests crack baseballs and softballs in batting cages, dodge phosphorescent bullets in the outdoor laser tag field, and practice parallel parking in go-karts. A two-tiered driving range hosts swing practice across 60 hitting stations, which are covered and heated for year-round use.