The ONLY Wedding Dance Workshop to be Recommended by Washingtonian Magazine and bridal consultants!
- The perfect compliment to private lessons.
- Monthly Boot Camps held February- October. So join our interest list if you dont see a date that you can attend.!
- No refunds for missed boot camp but a make up bootcamp or credit toward private lessons can be arranged.
- Workshop attendees who are Facebook fans may qualify for a discount on future private lessons if you register within 24 hours of taking a bootcamp. !
- Dance with your partner the whole time.
- Gift certificates available!
- Boot Camp Curriculum covers Footsteps, Twirls & Entrance, Finale, Exit Choreography all on ONE day.
- Register soon for the best rates and as space is limited!
- Perfect for Honors Dances in the spotlight so Invite your parents and bridal party and tell all your engaged friends about it!
The only comprehensive Wedding Dance Workshop in town and taught by national experts!!
Boot Camp Curriculum - All material is taught on ONE day during a 3 hour workshop.
Wedding Dance Boot Camp Part A (Footsteps)
This is covered is the first 90 mins of the ONE day bootcamp:
Sample a variety of slow dances to see which style you prefer.
Develop your individual composure as a dancer.
Learn the fundamentals and secrets of partner dancing.
Techniques for travelling around the floor.
Overview of choreography concepts
The perfect way to get comfortable dancing around others!
These cool moves are sure to put a twinkle in your eye, butterflies in your stomach and a skip in your step. Feel like it's a first date all over again! Learn easy moves that look impressive! Learn to be a versatile dance partner with universal movements that are perfect for slow love ballads or fast tempos including Swing , Reggae, Latin, world beat, techno, Top 40, and rap. it's time to get your flirt on with your honey! You will dance out positively glowing!
Wedding Dance Boot Camp Part B (Twirls)
This is covered in the second 90mins of the ONE day bootcamp
Every woman loves to be twirled and your guests can't get enough of seeing it either! Learn how to safely transition and travel and skillfully twirl, spin, drape, cuddle and unwrap to give your bride the "Cinderella Moment" she deserves in the spotlght and have your guests applauding, cheering, wildly photographing and eager to join you on the dance floor!
Let's cut to the chase. "H-O-T" is how grooms describe this workshop! "Sensual" is how to the brides describe it so it looks like everyone is in agreement! Spice up your First Dance plus see how you can use all many of your moves during the reception! Learn how to loosen up, shake your hips (and other important parts) & look confident! The temperature is bound to go up with this rendezvous and the two of you! This date night will make you blush, feel intoxicated and high on life as you gaze steamily into your lover's eyes! It's time to get down and dirty, hot and flirty as you prepare to rock the reception and heat up the honeymoon!
Optional: Directly after Virginia Wedding Dance Boot Camp
Romancing After Dancing!
Dinner Date Night
Virginia Boot Camp Veterans: Attendees are invited to join us directly after the boot camp to make it a "Romance After Dance Dinner Date Night" where you celebrate the reason you got engaged in the first place! You will meet other engaged couples, get perspective on your experience from certified wedding planners and others who can relate, learn new ideas for making your planning process run smoothly, get creative touch ideas, money saving tips, discount coupons on our preferred vendors, access to the BootCamp video highlights and guidance on merging your lives and homes once you become nesting newlyweds! We put the FUN back into the engagement period and escape wedding planning stress with us! Turn the whole day into a dinner and dancing date night!
Hosted at a cozy Italian Restaurant from 7:00 - 10:00 just 3mins from the Alexandria, VA studio RSVP yes or no during registration or by email. TWDS is not charging extra for this event. Food or beverage is purchased separately at your discretion.
2016 Virginia Boot Camp
City: Alexandria, VA 22314
Date(s) choose one: March 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3
Time: 3:30 - 6:45pm
Investment: $180 per couple fo 3 hours of instruction
Instructors: Deborah Joy & Brian Block, National Wedding Dance Experts
Boot Camp + Private(s) Combo Package: $10 discount per hour on privates when purchased jointly (at same time) with a boot camp. See combo package options below. Schedule privates within 1 year. Boot Camps hosted Feb - October. Not valid with other discount offers.
Boot Camp Registration Deadline : Friday before the boot camp at 8pm
Directions for Payment and Registration:
To pay online with credit card:
1) PAY: Click the BUY NOW button below. (WARNING: Do NOT click the BACK button during the process of payment and registration or you will have to resubmit data. Once payment is completed, your reciept will appear on the page with a yellow button prompting you to click it to register. Fill out one or both forms depending on whether you registered for the bootcamp or combo package.
2)Once payment and registration is complete we will send you an email with all of the confirmation details the Thursday before the boot camp. Check your spam folder if you did not get a letter from us and add us to your contact white list.
Contact us if you would prefer to pay over the phone with credit card.
Refund Policy * Refund Policy * Refund Policy
***There are no refunds for boot camps. However, you can transfer your payment credit to another bootcamp or convert the credit toward our regular private lesson rates and pay the difference*** In the event that we cancel or reschedule the bootcamp you may receive a refund or select one of the previously listed options above. We typically host workshop 4-5 weeks apart and skip holiday weekends.
Bridal Consultant Review:
"If the thought of dancing with your new wife or husband in front of all your family and friends for your first dance as a couple at your wedding reception terrifies you (like it does me!), we wanted to make sure you knew about a fabulous opportunity. The Wedding Dance Specialists is a local company based here in the DC metropolitan area that has taught thousands of couples how to dance like a pro for their wedding reception. I had the opportunity to observe one of their classes and loved watching the professionals in action, giving helpful tips like how to travel and spin safely and elegantly around the dance floor while wearing a ball gown. And what couple doesn't need a date night before the big day? Happy Planning!"
- - Julie Daniel, A Splash of Elegance
Bridal Consultant Review:
"As a professional wedding planner, I have seen countless "First Dances." After my boyfriend and I participated in the Footsteps & Twirls Wedding Dance Workshops to survey the quality of service and the experience, I am fully confident in referring The Wedding Dance Specialists. Our instructor was able to help us come together as one! We didn't think that would be possible in just two workshops. Needless to say we are DVRing "Dancing with the Stars" now,practicing our moves weekly and have finally bridged the gap that existed for us for so many years when it came dancing. I can't believe it but the TWDS workshop already changed our lives!"
- - Cristina Curcio, Owner of Cristina Maria Special Events
Engaged Couple Review:
"Taking the Wedding Dance Boot Camp was worthwhile because it gave us a plan and some structure. We really enjoyed the variety of options and choices in the material presented and it was helpful to see everything demonstrated and explained so clearly. The quality of instruction and professionalism of our instructor were fantastic! We loved our experience. Thanks so much!" - - Denise and Devin Myles, wedding 5.18.13
Celebrity Bride Review:
The Wedding Dance Bootcamps were a great start! I would certainly recommend a wedding workshop from The Wedding Dance Specialist for anyone looking to learn the basics of ballroom dancing. It was a great little "date day", they keep it light and fun & romantic. It was a great foundation for us & we are going to take a few private lessons with TWDS to choreograph our wedding song for our First Dance! - Chelsea Causey (now Sparaco), Washington Redskins Cheerleader & MAXIM Magazine model, (Married on 24 Sep 2011)
Jake demonstrating proper frame using the frame top line contraption!
Join National Experts and certified wedding planners for a Dinner Date Night
after the Wedding Dance Bootcamp! RSVP when you register!
Recieve complimentary wedding tips, resources and celebrate your engagement!
Reasons to Supplement with Private Lessons
The Wedding Dance Boot Camp is very comprehensive and intense. It recieves rave reviews from couples, event planners and the media. It is EXTREMELY helpful but we do not recommend it as a complete substitute for private lessons. Due to the nature of a "spotlight dance" private attention, polish and customization is required. Therefore, we strongly recommend a minimum of one private lesson for the following reasons:
- Polish up the dance with special techniques to avoid looking stiff.
- Receive personalized attention and learn three times faster than a group lesson.
- Select your favorite moves from the workshop to incorporate into your dance
- Practice to your special song
- Lifts and Dips
- More elaborate foot steps
- Emphasize "Teamwork" techniques to travel safely across the floor
- Increase confidence and elegance
- Nationally Trendsetting Wedding Day Dance Timeline
- Nationally Trendsetting Wedding Day Dance Survival Tips, Practice Tips and Partnering Techniques
- Use our Practice Crinoline for wedding dance dress rehearsal.
- Complimentary in-class Video for evaluation and practice at home
- Reinforce a variety of twirls, footsteps, transitions, travelling options
- Feel more confident and natural
- Go at your own pace
- Focus on polishing technique including posture, armstyling, presentation
- Enjoy a "date night" together since dance lessons are the most romantic aspect of planning a wedding!
- Be versatile enough to dance all night long during the general reception too!.
- Learn more Technique, Styling and Polish
- More intricate choreography
- Feel more comfortable with Tempo
- Learn a Last Dance, Fast Dance or Honors Dance with Parent
- Workshop attendees who become FB fans at the end of the workshop can earn a $5 per hour discount on Polish Private Lessons if they purchase on the day of the workshop.
- Videotape the material as a practice tool to take home with you.
- Receive a $10 per hour discount when you purchase polish up lessons on the same day you register for a workshop
*If you are not planning on taking private lessons please get an accurate idea of your audience's perspective by videotaping your rehearsal and watching it to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses before making your final decision..
Keep the Honeymoon Alive for Newlyweds!
|City: Alexandria, VA 22314
Payment and Registration
1) Once payment is completed, you will be asked to click on a yellow button which directs you to the registration page
4.) You should immediately recieve a receipt and a confirmation email with more details will be sent two days before the event. Check your spam folder and contact us if you dont recieve it.
To pay over the phone with credit card: Email us a completed CONTACT FORM then call 703.626.7016
Intensive Refresher Workshops:
Welcome back Newlyweds! Many of you raved about your wedding dance experience and said you would like to become more versatile on the dance floor so you can dance all night long to a variety of tempos and styles. If you have never taken our intensive Wedding Dance Workshops or just want to polish up your moves we highly recommend you join us as the universal movements we cover are an investment in a lifetime of dancing skills. This workshop provides the foundation skills to prepare you for more advanced workshops and social events we sponsor.
"My wife and I participated in a series of individual lessons with TWDS to prepare for our wedding. We worked hard, had fun, and impressed every last guest at the wedding with the comfort and ease with which we took the floor. We felt relaxed and happy and never missed a beat thanks to our instructor's careful eye and detailed coaching. In fact we had so much fun, we decided to take a TWDS group lesson which offered us the opportunity to share the experience with other couples whose male halves had exactly the same anxious reaction I had when I first set foot in the studio. And like me, they all left relaxed - happy, laughing, dancing and walking just a little closer to their wives, fiancees, girlfriends and significant others. I know our time in dance class has helped us to keep our connection and strengthen the bond we established when taking the dance floor for the first time as husband and wife! Lauren and I have taken lessons through the Wedding Dance Specialists many times over the years and I can honestly say that whether its group or individual, fast or slow, latin or waltz, this place can’t be beat."
-- Jason and Lauren Gerbsman, newlyweds
||Social Dance Workshop
|Payment & Registration
Dinner, Dancing & Show Date Night
Date Night Workshop: Worldbeat
Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Investment: $25 per person
|| Social Soiree: International Nightclub
Location: Alexandria, VA 22304
Reserved Dining w/ TWDS:
Investment: $120/couple in advance, ($150/couple at the door without Workshop)
Workshop & Soiree Registration:
Date Night Workshop Details:
Treat each other to a date night that will keep on sizzling into the future! Dazzle your wife with sultry drapes and exhilirating spins. Ladies flirt with your hubby with your shimmies, struts and embellishments. We will be incorporating moves from several dance styles and playing a wide variety of popular music from different generes to prepare you for the theme of the upcoming soiree we are sponsoring. Feel like it's a first date all over again! Workshop attendees recieve a discount off of the soiree entrance ticket.
Social Soiree Details:
Practice your new moves in a authentic social setting, enjoy live entertainment, share a delicious meal with other area couples and the Founders of TWDS and receive dance instruction support throughout the event, qualify to enter the soiree door prize giveaway. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a new INTERNATIONAL sensual flavor and spicy twist! (and we don't just mean the food!)
Workshop attendees recieve a discount off of the soiree entrance ticket. Premium Bar (2 hours = $20 extra / person)
Dance Into Your New Home! (REMAX Nesting Newlyweds' Hombuyers Seminar)
You are merging your moves on the dance floor, merging your lives together and ofcourse merging your nests! Thinking about buying a home in Northern Virginia or D.C.? Not sure where to start? You've heard about the low interest rates. Have you read the national and regional real estate news, but wonder what's going on in your community? Here's your opportunity to learn... for FREE!
You are cordially invited to attend our next Homebuyer Seminar. Mortgage and real estate experts willprovide you with a comprehensive overview of the homebuying process. We are hosting a special Northern Virginia homebuyer seminar to cater to the increasing homebuyer demand.
Some comments from past seminar attendees:
"You presented excellent information in a very understandable way"
"I loved the good question and answer session and it was great that you guys were not pushy and trying to sell yourselves."
"Great seminar - I'm so glad I attended. Very educational"
HOSTED BY: Brian Block Esq., Managing Broker of RE/MAX Allegiance and co-Founder of The Wedding Dance Specialists
DATE: interest list now forming
LOCATION: RE/MAX Allegiance, 3319 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201
TOPICS: In this free seminar, we'll discuss winning strategies for purchasing and financing a home in Northern Virginia or D.C., guiding you through the intricacies of the homebuying process and answering all your questions about the real estate market and mortgage loans.
Refreshments will be provided.
Brian Block, 703.626.0715, www.brianblock.com
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Customized Off-Site Group Services
Want to add a unique twist to your rehearsal dinner, engagement party or wedding shower? Want to warm up the ladies for a bachelorette night on the town? Why not spice it up with dancing? Dancing creates sparkling memories and adds delicious excitement to any celebration! The fun factor of a special event directly affects its success. Ask any professional event planner! Let us help! We can come to your site and infuse the atmosphere with energy while using dance as a creative icebreaker for your guests. You can have as few or as many people as you like. Call us at 703-626-7016 with questions about how we can help you energize your event! Services may include:
Dancing with guests
Click here for testimonials.
Wedding Dance Home Visits : Private, Semi Private or Mini-Group Lessons
Home Visit - Enjoy the luxury and convenience of a professional wedding dance specialist coming to your home to teach you and your friends or family how to prepare for all the exciting dance opportunities at your wedding reception. Great for last minute crash courses, Honors Dances with the Parents, or the bridal party! If you are very busy or just enjoy the complete privacy and convenience of having your dance lesson lesson at home, our home visit services may suit you best! Flat rate. Call 703.626.7016 to discuss your specific needs.
Bellydance Bachelorette Party:
Discover the exotic mysteries of the art of seduction with a spicy mixture of strip tease and belly dance. Our "Girls Night Out" class will prime you and your friendsfor not just one night out on othe town but a lifetime of dancing and romancing! Learn how to keep the honeymoon alive with a combination of latin, exotic seduction dance and belly dance moves that are revving up the world of fitness classes by providing a fun workout while teaching women how to unleash their sensuality! Learn a new skill while spending quality time supporting the bride and meeting new friends! On or off site services available.
Sophisticated Queen Package Includes: bellydance belts and special extras for the bride, Formal Tea Room, Formal Salon, Decorations, various Teas/Coffee, Champagne/Wine and Desserts, Gifts, Games/Prizes, Seduction Dance Lesson and Advice Circle, Gift bags (male stripper - optional and extra charge) 8pm - 2am. Alexandria, VA (near Landmark Mall). Free parking. Fridays or Saturdays.
(Photo: Flashdance) Here's some inspiration...
Everyone Remembers Flashdance!
Sensual Chair Dance 1
Sensual Chair Dance 2
Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas/Gifts/Games
Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea
Table Manners / Honey
Honey: According to research,the health benefits of switching out sugar consumption for honey instead is enormous. Raw, unprocessed honey can help with weight loss, allergies, is a natural energy source, boosts the immune system, is a natural sleep aid, heals wounds and ulcers, aids in blood sugar management for diabetics and is a natural cough syrup. The best places to get gourmet organic raw honey are from farmers markets and organic supermarkets!
Table Manners/ Edible Flowers
Table Manners / The Rose
Edible Flowers: Fresh and cooked – add tasteful, healthful and beautifully decorative dimensions to any dish, sweet or savory. Discover which flowers are edible and the surprising ways they ca jazz up recipes. Sample a variety of blooms that run the gamut of the flavor spectrum. Enjoy a goody bag!
The Rose: Roses have been revered throughout history. Learn the fascinating story of the rose, its symbolism and why we give roses to those we love. Sample delights of the culinary rose at the tea table and take home a fragrant favor bag!