The Wedding Dance Specialists The Wedding Dance Specialists
<May 2007 Wedding Dance 411>

" 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 "

May 2007 Newsletter

Group lessons: "Wedding Dance Survival" at Northern Virginia Community College

Brides and Grooms – create memories one step at a time by learning to dance together for your wedding! Got two left feet? NO PROBLEM! Gain confidence and skills for your “first dance” while learning from the most recommended wedding dance specialist in the metro area! Avoid the prom sway, escape wedding planning stress and enjoy some dance and romance! Couples will learn a complete routine which includes grand entrance, basic figures, grand finale and formal exit. They will be acclimatized to performing in public, have a dress rehearsal and be able to objectively evaluate themselves. Couples will increase their partnering skills while meeting others who are planning a wedding also.

Your instructor, Deborah Joy, Founder of The Wedding Dance Specialists, the most recommended and largest wedding dance company in the nation has 10 years of experience teaching thousands of wedding couples in a fun, romantic and affordable way. Her goal is to empower students with confidence and communication skills. Her philosophy is the non-verbal communication involved in partner dancing is a powerful tool for enhancing these traits because it encourages patience, teamwork, trust, respect and cooperation - - all the same assets that contribute toward a happy marriage!

No experience necessary. Must bring a partner. Although not required, you are invited to bring your special song on CD or ipod.

Registration Code: LLRN 1970-31A
Instructor: Deborah Joy
Dates: Saturdays, 7/14-8/11, 5 Sessions 3-4 p.m. $60 (per person)
Location: Northern Virginia Community College
3001 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22311-5097
Tyler Bldg., Room 206

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Movie Review: Dancing With The Stars

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (America's Funniest Home Videos) and Samantha Harris (E! Entertainment), the celebrities will perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing. This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide. Conrad Green and Richard Hopkins are executive producers and Izzie Pick is co-executive producer. Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are supervising producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.

Monday, May 14 at 8/7c Dont forget to tune in! "Round 9" Billy Ray Cyrus is out -- leaving four stars in the semifinals. The final four will get to dance their favorite dances, but with new music and choreography. Who will master the dances and make it to the finals?

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The Wedding Dance Specialists - 10% OFF SALE!
SAVE 10% on our rates on any wedding or hobbyist dance lessons! This sale rate applies to privates, semi privates or customized mini groups at any of our locations! You can schedule your lessons anytime within one year from date of purchase. Sale expires June 17, 2007. Must mention this coupon to qualify for discount. Gift certificates available for the holidays!

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. If you feel strongly that you want to promote the wonderful vendors who helped make your day possible, you can have a listing of them on your wedding website. As flattering and helpful as it is to your vendors, generally your ceremony program should not serve as an 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.