Dan Caballero- Director

Dan’s career has taken him through most aspects of the industry including teaching, competitive dancing, choreography and Club ownership. Among his competitive accomplishments, he became a United States Champion in the South East. As a member of the International Dance Board of the Arthur Murray organization, he was responsible for the creation of syllabuses, training and examination of professional teachers. His career in choreography included spectacular Dance Numbers for famous fashion designers shows.Currently Dan is a Dance Master and coach for the whole of the TC organization and owner of the Baton Rouge TC Dance Club since 1975

Rick Carpenter- Owner/Manager

Rick was born in a small town in northeast Mississippi. In high school he gravitated to the arts. He was a member of the band later becoming drum captain. During his junior year he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and The Order of the Arrow. After graduating, he attended Northeast Mississippi community college majoring in speech and theater education with a minor in music. During his first 2 years at college he served as president of both Delta Psi Omega and the Wesley Foundation. Upon graduation, Rick moved to Baton Rouge, changed his major at LSU to Editorial Journalism. In 1984 he was awarded the Presidential medal of Merit for work within the Republican Party’s media department. Rick studied and worked as a regional trouble shooter for the Pizza Hut Corporation. Rick started at T.C. Dance club in 1990 as manager and eventually owner/manager. He has received numerous awards both for Dance and business. At present he holds the honor of having sustained his place in the $100,000.00 Club since 1992. Currently Rick enjoys working on innovative teaching methods, choreography, and staff training. Outside of the club, Rick works as the Club promoter, charity event organizer and community relations. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and travel.

Kelsey McDaniel- Dance Instructor

Kelsey McDaniel has been a dance instructor at TC Dance Club Baton Rouge since 2017. Her love for dance started at an early age when she took ballet, tap, and jazz classes in a studio in her hometown. Her ultimate goal when teaching dance is to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible. Her philosophy: “If you can walk, then you can dance.” During Kelsey’s first full year as a dance instructor, she was awarded a place in the $100,000 club, one of TC Dance Club’s most prestigious awards. In addition to dance, some of her other hobbies include traveling, bowling, concerts, and art.

Lawrence Joiner- Dance Instructor

From a young age Lawrence has always been involved in music and the arts. He received the Russ Ronquillo award for outstanding musical achievement in High school and later majored in Music Education at Southeastern Louisiana University. There he was involved in opera productions and theater, performed in the jazz and concert bands, and was the parliamentarian of The Gentleman’s Music Fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Lawrence’s expertise lies in his ability to teach a multitude of difference subjects. He instructed private music lessons for over a decade at Dr. Teds Musician Center, taught percussion class at Roseland Magnet middle school for 2 years, and substitute taught in the public school system for 3 ½ years. In addition to his lengthy instrumental career, Lawrence been formally dancing since 2021.