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.
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.
title: The Philadelphia Acting Studio
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When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Philadelphia's stage shows at The N Crowd are for you.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this club's restaurant for high-class food.
The club's "rush" is all weekend long, so customers should be prepared to wait for a table.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the club's N 3rd St. location offers nearby street parking.
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.
Most Popular Service: Acting Classes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Give us a call or drop us an email to connect with us.