At Step II Dance Center, the teachers help to transform their students into polished performers with an array of classes, laying the foundations for future dancers, singers, and actors. They teach students as young as 3 and as old as 82 to move their bodies in styles such as ballet, soft shoe Irish dance, and hip-hop, as well as in theater dance, which students put to use as they star in renditions of musicals such as 42nd Street and Annie. Independent filmmakers and companies such as Forman Mills have hosted auditions for commercials and movies at Step II Dance Center, giving students a chance to break out in the business without plastering their headshots all over a film producer's cartons of milk.
Some might say that Bristol Riverside Theatre has a tendency to hog the spotlight in Bucks County: since its founding in 1986 it’s racked up more than 68 nominations for Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater. The theater produces more than 200 performances every year, including five mainstage productions and a summer musicale series. In addition to its mainstage productions, the Theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community, offering children’s theater, show-stopping musicals, and special events.
Dr. Lou’s Place offers hungry diners a menu full of reliably delicious, hearty American fare. Today’s deal lets a three-legged race team prep for a competition with a pair of cheesesteak sandwiches served with fries—an edible manifestation of brotherly love. Twelve wings can be evenly divided among eaters or saved for Thanksgiving in case a Mayan-predicted turkey shortage occurs. In addition to live entertainment and a dedicated staff, Dr. Lou’s also features an ice-cream window and an open stage policy that lets local guitar handlers try their hand at axe shredding with a chicken wing instead of a guitar pick.
With a host of classes in theater, music, and dance, Premier Centre for the Arts aims to unleash a bevy of talented youth performers upon the community. Up to 500 students per week immerse themselves in performance studies such as improvisation, musical theater, and tap dancing, learning new skills that they?ll later show off during the center's 250 annual performances or in front of a rapt audience of stuffed animals in their living room.
For 32 years, comics such as Jay Leno, Ray Romano, and Kevin James have kick-started their careers on the stages of Comedy Cabaret, tucked inside a pair of cozy restaurants. A trio of vaudevillian jokesters descend on Casa Carollo on May 5. The Legendary Wid juggles a barrage of stuffed animals, lawn decorations, and lamps to illustrate his offbeat sense of humor. Sharing the stage, comic actor John Kensil spreads Vegas-style suavity, and Danny B sets his japery to music.
Since opening in 1975, Candlelight Dance Club has chased a single, unwavering mission: to curate an appreciation for ballroom dance while teaching its many styles. Six instructors stand ready to lead dancers through training to conquer foxtrot, swing, tango, waltz, and rumba steps. By offering both private and group lessons, Candlelight combines one-on-one attention from an instructor with group sessions that provide more camaraderie than a firefighting team moonlighting as a cheerleading squad. A bright, wood-floored studio hosts classes as well as the club’s weekly dance parties, which allow participants to try out learned moves in real time before debuting them in public. Many dance enthusiasts note a handful of dance-inspired benefits as their confidence shines, stress fizzles, and cardio endurance boosts.