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.
With meticulous attention to detail and current trends, Alexander Myles Salon & Spa's highly trained staff trims and styles locks amid floral accents and warm earth tones. Wielding hand-picked products from renowned brands such as L’Oreal Paris, the team clips strands to match each client's personality and schedule, whether it requires an easy wash-and-go style or allots five hours each day to testing the power of window fans. The stylists specialize in nourishing and trimming multiracial hair and gladly offer parents advice for beautifying their children’s manes during complimentary 15-minute sessions. While the stylists dance around their salon chairs to the music of clipping shears, therapists and technicians stationed in private treatment rooms enhance relaxation with aromatherapy massages, botanical facials, and waxing services.
Kurtz Collection, a local pioneer in decorative dwelling accessories, accents homes with uniquely elegant tableware, candles, rugs, and more. Peruse collections' pieces that complement color and temperament of your home's interior well-being. Home-décor pieces, such as dreamy artisan-clay tumblers ($25 each), evoke hand-painted wonderment without mussing fingernail beds. When lit, a series of five owl candles($42.50) ignites rooms like the glow of knowledge itself. Encapsulate proof of family picnics and longing spousal gazes with antiqued picture frames ($36).
Now in its fifth year, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair celebrates the art of high-quality hand craftsmanship. Featuring a medley of finely made furniture, clothing, jewelry, and sculptures, the two-day fair satisfies artisans and aficionados alike with displays by around 190 established and emerging craftspeople and artists. Live demonstrations throughout the event help patrons understand the technique and devotion required to craft mantle-worthy works ranging from watercolor paintings to wooden silverware. Summer 2011 exhibitors feature galleries from 23 states, including nationally known craft studios such as Saenger Porcelain and Ball Point Graphics.
Sausage and cured meat enthusiasts frequent this neighborhood delicatessen and salami shop for its wide variety of sandwiches and sliced products made daily with Lancaster Valley pork and other local ingredients. The deli menu holds a variety of encased edibles, such as the rueben, a corned beef sausage buried under thousand island dressing, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on a 7-inch Italian roll ($6.95). The roman chicken enchants appetites with stories of the interconnected highways that spanned its vast empire, as well as fresh mozzarella and chicken sausage stuffed with spinach and provolone cheese ($7.45). An array of signature sandwiches sate cravings with the perilously stacked Italian cold cut, with layers of genoa, sopressata, and prosciutto resting under a blanket of provolone cheese ($7.95), or the herbivorian veggie’s meatless three-bean-and-mushroom sausage ($5.95). At-home epicureans can stock their larders with cured meats and preservative-free sausage, which, like the sun and moon, are made fresh daily. Cheddarwurst links blend fresh pork and cheddar cheese ($7.95/lb.), and the chorizo salami infuses slices with the spice-seeking flavors of chili powder, garlic, paprika, and cayenne peppers ($11.95/lb.) combined in a traditional Spanish method.