The Wedding Dance Specialists The Wedding Dance Specialists
<November 2005 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 "

November 2005 Newsletter

Group lessons: Swing and Party Mix

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!


Party Mix : Why do Freestyle when you can dance as a couple? Grooms, remember the scene from "Hitch" where the date doctor is trying to teach his client how to dance "solo?" Well, we offer an alternative. Why not show off your bride and make her feel great on the dance floor by learning a super easy yet very impressive fast dance called the Merengue?! This hot dance is perfect for surprising everyone with a fast “First Dance” or spicing up general dancing during the party mix or top 40 segment of the reception. This dance style is perfect for Caribbean and Latin American honeymoons too! 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! This dance is useful for Disco era and contemporary party mix music. Ladies, 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 also 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!

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: Merengue: Thursday, 17
Date: Swing: Thursdays, Dec 1-22
Time: 9pm
Duration: 60 minutes
$18 per person/per lesson (pre-registered 4 lesson Swing series)
$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.

Movie Review: Dirty Dancing

Headstrong 17 year old Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is on a family vacation in the Catskills when she meets Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), the resort's dance instructor from the wrong side of the tracks. Lucky for Baby, Johnny is temporarily without a dance partner. Johnny agrees to teach her how to dance but while he teahces her the choreography's sexy, seductive moves, the two fall in love.

Baby's father, however, does not approve and does his best to keep them apart. With Baby's feisty idealism and Johnny's dance talent, the two try to prove to Baby's father that their love is worth fighting for.

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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!

Need we say more?

Wedding Etiquette: The Ceremony Program (Reprinted in part from Emily Post)

Programs are not Broadway playbills nor are they a forum for profiling the bride, groom, their attendants or their families. Therefore, avoid biographical write-ups. Under no circumstances should programs be advertisements for wedding service providers and vendors.

Wedding Planning Tip: Sharing Your Traditions

Deborah Joy, Newlywed and Founder of TWDS has the following suggestions for sharing family or cultural traditions with your guests,"Instead of just summarizing the ceremony in your program, I recommend creating a sentimental program that symbolizes the uniquenss of your ceremony experience. Personalize the wedding program by explaining the meanings of traditions and practices, including new ones you may incorporate. That way, those unfamiliar with the customs can better appreciate these sentimental expressions. Additionally if you select an obscure special song or one that is sung in a foreign language, your guests can better appreciate it if you incorporate the lyrics or it's significance to the couple into the program's design.