The Wedding Dance Specialists The Wedding Dance Specialists

" 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 "

For almost a decade, our complimentary newsletter has provided engaged couples a head start on wedding dance lessons and assistance with wedding planning. We know how stressful planning a wedding can be even under ideal circumstances and since life happens while you are making plans, our goal is to help you stay sane so you can dance down the aisle to "I Do!" -- Sincerely, Deborah Joy and Brian Block, Founders of The Wedding Dance Specialists

June 2011 Newsletter

Nesting Newlyweds: Average Home Price in Northern Virginia

by Brian Block, RE/MAX Real Estate Managing Broker and Attorney (see exclusive offer below)

Nobody want to be just average. Nobody wants to have just average children. And nobody wants to buy the "average home." Yet, everyone buying or selling a home wants to know the average home prices in the areas that interest them. While real estate is extremely hyper-local, just getting an idea of prices in a particular area can be helpful. Home prices vary greatly from one locality to the next.<br>Here's a quick and easy guide to the average prices in different cities and towns in Northern Virginia

How Much Does the Average Home Cost in N. VA?

Click here to to find out and to continue reading this article on one of the top real estate blogs in Virginia. We invite you to subscribe, make comments, ask questions, read other real estate related articles or sign up for a FREE homebuyer seminar..


Dance Tip: The Veil, the Tiara, the Updo, OH MY!

If you are doing a fast dance with a lot of spins and turns, we suggest remove your veil during your dance. Even shorter, "blusher veils" can get snagged or interfere and complicate even the basic hold let alone spins and other movements involving raised arms and rotating torsos. For those who have a strong desire to wear the veil for most of the reception, the veil can always be replaced on the head after the dance, plus brides get to show off their special hairdos when the veil is removed!





Planning Tip: Save $ on a Gourmet Cake!

If you are having a hard time deciding which flavor you'd like your cake to be, why not have different flavors on each layer. Often times this doesn't add much to the cost of the cake and allows for a variety of preferences. Our cake flavors were Tiramisu, Lemon mousse and Apricot mousse. A great way to save money and still have a formal wedding cake is to order a smaller version of the cake have a sheet cake cut in the kitchen for the rest of your guests.

"We met with Tom, the owner of Alexandria Pastry Shop when the shop was nice and quiet and received his full attention. He helped us select a cake design that matched our color scheme and that was very classic and elegant which was the mood we had selected for the entire wedding. He then provided us with a generous sampling of various flavors and we selected 3 unique and delicious flavors that were impossible to find at ANY OTHER bakery shop in the entire metro area. He used fresh ingredients and fresh fruit which was really unusual compared to our previous tastings at other bakeries which only baked with a pre-made mix. We froze the top layer and defrosted it a year later for our anniversary and it still tasted as fabulous as it did on our wedding day! We are now regular customers of their pastries and desserts and get rave reviews from everyone we serve them to at social events. High end quality for really reasonable rates." -- Deborah and Brian Block, Sept 30, 2001

Vendor Offers

We pre-screen and negotiate with wedding vendors on your behalf to make your wedding planning easier!

Brian Block - RE/MAX Allegiance - 703-626-0715
Now that you are about to merge your life with your fiance, you may be looking to sell or purchase real estate. Click the banner to view Northern Virginia and DC Area homes from the comfort of your home. Brian Block is a national expert on real estate marketing, a Real Estate Broker for the area's top zip codes, Real Estate Attorney, author, media contributor and writes one of the top real estate blogs in Virginia. Go to

Present this coupon to recieve:

1. a FREE HOME APPRAISAL (value $350)
2. Two complimentary private ballroom dance lessons when you use his services for purchasing your home. (value $200)
3. FREE First Time Homebuyer Seminar -Click here for details
4. Win a FREE private lesson when you participate in a Wedding Dance Workshop giveaway sponsored by REMAX.

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• Custom veil
• 11x14 custom designed pressed floral art featuring your wedding flowers
• 3 hour shuttle accommodating 24 passengers
• Bridal Bouquet and Bridesmaids bouquets (up to 6 attendants)
• Two Night stay including gourmet breakfasts
• Full Chocolate Fountain Service for 100 guests
• Single horse and Vis-a-Vis Carriage for up to 2 hours use
• 1 Bridal suite overnight, room service dinner for 2, plus $100.00 Lake Forest Mall gift card
• Engagement photography session with social networking package, shot on location, web ready slideshow and 8x10 gift print
• Bridal Party Makeup Package
• Destination wedding gown
• Engagement photography session with guest book
• Premier wine tasting, tour, dinner for 2 and bottle of wine
• Two hour engagement photography session at any location of your choice, guest book, DVD video slide show, 100 save the date cards
• Free engagement session with CD of all images and beautiful custom designed 10x10 coffee table album
• 2 hour engagement session video
• 6 private wedding dance lessons from The Wedding Dance Specialists

Elegant Hair by Giselle

Wedding Hair: Hair by Giselle
15% discount on bride's updo
10% discount on each bridesmaid updo

To qualify, present this coupon and mention that the Wedding Dance Specialists referred you.

(301) 984-9007 is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm for calls & scheduling.
The salon is located at 6803 Breezewood Terr; Rockville, MD 20852.

Dance Bloopers!
These are NOT our students!
We promise you will never look like this! We GUARANTEE that you will look and feel more elegant after ONE lesson with us than if you just try to "wing it". There are no "accidents" in dancing. Every mistake can be corrected or prevented using a specific technique. Dancing is a science made to look like an art!

Guess her partner is not interesting enough...
Focusing on your audience during your First Dance is not respectful of your partner nor does it make for an ideal photo for your album..


Wedding Dance Workshop

Join us for the most popular Wedding Dance Workshops in the DC metro area on June 25 in Columbia, June 26 in Alexandria, VA and June 18 in Rockville, MD. Learn a variety of footsteps, travelling techniques, twirls and flirty moves to spice up your First Dance! This workshop is the only one of its kind to be recommended by Washingtonian Magazine!

Workshop attendees who are Facebook Fans can qualify for discounts when you register within one week of the workshop for private lessons! For more workshop details click here



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