At the helm of L.A. Dance School of the Arts is director Angela Paolino Thompson, a graduate of NYU’s dance program. Certified by the Dance Educators of America, she leads a team that instills the grace and technique needed for recreational, competitive, and professional dancing success. Their twinkle-toed repertoire includes at least 10 modalities of dance at any time, such as tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. They also incorporate acting, vocal, and fitness classes into their repertoire, and offer more traditional boot-camp workouts as well.
Lindsy Ray Talent LLC's clients have graced the pages of catalogs, book covers, and the screen. With guidance, the talent coordinating company helps actors, models, and dancers of all ages land gigs. Regular workshops cement performance skills and audition tactics such as smiling widely and not calling the auditioner Colonel Fussy Pants.
Models aren't just born with the ability to command the catwalk. Rather, that combination of grace and assertiveness takes serious training with fashion experts. With more than two decades of industry experience under their impeccably coordinated belts, the instructors at Strut Modeling House provide mentoring and insight into the couture world. Students as young as 7 learn posing fundamentals during Diamond In The Rough, an intensive nine-month course that covers the intricacies of both modeling and acting during weekly sessions. The school also offers courses for those who don't aspire to a career in clothing; their four-month Strut Esteem course aims to instill students with the confidence needed to let their inner beauty shine.
Seasoned comedian and teacher Brad Trackman, whose resume boasts appearances on NBC, ABC, MTV, CBS, Spike TV and Comedy Central, guides burgeoning chuckle-inducers through the finer points of laugh acquisition in his four-hour workshop, Comedy A through Z. Students learn to develop and write for performance persona, as well as sharpen their wit and enhance their abilities to care for newborn microphones. In addition to leading students through material-crafting exercises, Trackman will sling out advice on the business of comedy and what it takes to pursue a career in it, including tips for acquiring representation and landing TV roles. Students will dissect the ins and outs of the standup circuit, as well as hone their joke-crafting skills by observing actual chickens crossing actual roads.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Street parking
Most popular offering: Modeling training
Pro Tip: Be on time?classes are filled with lots of great information and activities.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
Individual attention is given to every student. We go the extra mile to bring out the best in each and every attendee! Our method of training involves interactive participation and creative expression. Our students are always engaged in the topics. Great friendships are established and maintained among our students and class leaders.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
The inspiration for TLC Charm was witnessing the lost art of good social graces among our youth. Also, we seek to inspire our youth to feel great about themselves. Good social graces make a huge difference when it comes to reaching life's goals. The knowledge of good etiquette and manners will open doors of opportunity.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
TLC Charm Etiquette & Modeling's motto is, "We turn caterpillars into butterflies."
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
A parent actually shed tears of joy as she expressed how grateful she was to see such an enhanced improvement in her daughter's self esteem and confidence!
What?s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of the job is sharing my knowledge and engaging students in fun activities as they learn.