The Wedding Dance Specialists The Wedding Dance Specialists
August Newsletter

" We turned our dance lessons into a dinner and dancing date! It became a welcomed weekly escape from our hectic wedding planning." Cindy Rich, Newlywed and Assistant Editor of Washingtonian Magazine "

August 2005 Announcements

Swing/Merengue Group Lessons

Swing/Merengue Combination Group Lessons- Starting October 20!!

This class is designed to make you well-rounded so you can dance all night while reflecting the unique styles of varying music. It is also designed to overlap and reinforce content in a complementary fashion so that you don’t get confused by learning two dances. The first four weeks will begin with Merengue which sets the foundation for the armwork/spins in the swing. The second 4 weeks will be Swing which will reinforce the moves from the Merengue while introducing new Swing footwork. A detailed description of each class follows below plus more details about signing up.

Whether your goal is to supplement your repertoire for general dancing at the reception, get a head-start on your wedding dance private lessons or reinforce what you are currently learning, you will maximize your private lesson experience by incorporating group lessons. A cost effective opportunity to gain additional supervised practice while benefiting from the structure and input of a professional. These lessons are great filler for extended gaps in time between private lessons. You can also drop in for just one lesson to sample our services. THERE IS NO PARTNER SWITCHING IN OUR GROUP LESSONS.

Swing: Make it a dinner/dancing double date night with friends or an intimate romantic escape from the hectic wedding planning. Forget about work stress and jump off the saddle and into your saddle shoes! Shimmy out of your business suit and into your zoot suit for a swingin’ good time featuring the most popular sounds from today and yesteryear! Whether your reception will include Big Band era, Motown, or Rock & Roll music, swing dancing is a fun and versatile fast dance that will enable you to dance all night long!

Merengue: This hot dance is perfect for surprising everyone with a flirty “First Dance” or spicing up general dancing at the reception. This dance style is perfect for Caribbean and Latin American honeymoons too! You don’t have to understand Spanish to enjoy the passion and fire of merengue music plus this dance is useful for Disco era and contemporary party mix music. This is an incredibly easy yet impressive dance where you see fast results and learn foundation spins that carry over into the Swing. Explore your flirty side as you learn Cuban motion hip techniques! Venture into this tantalizing world of music and dance while learning a skill that’s useful for vacation cruises, travel overseas and even the local nightclub scene! Bring your favorite dance music including Techno, Party Mix, Hip Hop, Disco and see it come alive!

"Michelle and I have finished your "Swing" course.  I want to enroll us in your next foxtrot / foxy session AND I want to get a gift enrollment to the same session for my daughter and her intended.  Yes, they are getting married in April and that is why I took lessons to learn the swing.  I was quite impressed.  I've taken lessons 3 other times in my life, including 2 tries with Arthur Murray.  No luck.  As in, I still could not dance.  Having taken your swing course, I now have confidence that I can walk out on the dance floor and actually dance!  Very liberating.   My future son-in-law is where I was at his age - he has never had lessons and is terrified at the prospect of dancing at his wedding.  So here we are.  I'll need a gift certificate for my daughter.  Thank you." - - Frank Shults McLean, VA

To sign up: call 703-626-7016 or email
Instructor: Deborah Joy
Location : Alexandria Studio outside of Old Town (directions and address emailed to you once you register)
Date: Thursdays, Oct 20 – Dec 15 (No class on Nov 24 Thanksgiving)
Time: 9pm
Duration: 60 minutes
$17 per person/per lesson (pre-registered 8 lesson series both Merengue and Swing
$18 per person/per lesson (pre-registered 4 lesson series ONE STYLE only, Merengue or Swing)
$20 per person (drop-in)
SAVE $$!! Refer another couple to join the group lessons and you and they pay only $15 per person for each group class they purchase.

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WIN a $25 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice t if your wedding dance video is selected to be displayed on our website. To qualify you must be a former TWDS client. Email us an mpeg file to or snail mail a dvd with both names, your wedding date, contact information and mailing address. To snail mail contact us for details.