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.
You don't have to be a trained dancer to check out Diamond State Dancers and Cheerleaders in New Castle.
Move, groove, and shake it at one of Diamond State Dancers and Cheerleaders' top-notch dance classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
As an acting coach, my approach is teaching my students the art of ‘being human’. I encourage them to observe human behavior, mannerisms and relationships. This helps me to guide my actors to achieving a naturalistic style of acting.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
I provide sides and commercial copy. I also have a professional video camera, teleprompter and cue cards to utilize in class. Students need to bring only a pen and paper to write down notes in every class.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I studied at New York University in the School of Educational Theatre, as well as the Tisch School for the Performing Arts. As an educator of the arts, I developed a passion to help aspiring actors achieve success in the acting industry.
What do you love most about your job?
It's an opportunity to teach an art form that I love. Teaching offers me a chance to share my 'on-set' experiences with all of my actors. Guiding my actors to reach their goals in acting is a passion. I love cultivating raw talent and being part of the creative process.
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
Q&A with the Founder of TLC Charm Etiquette and Modeling
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.