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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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.
Dance Tip: Good Video Footage of Your Dance
If you are going to do more than the high school sway, be sure to let your videographer know. Many couples do not take the few hours necessary to
make their first dance as perfect as it can be. They are awkward and embarrassed at having so many people staring at them. This leads many
videographers to film only a small part of it. If you put forth the effort to make your dance special by learning to dance to your song, then let the person
filming your wedding in on the secret! They will position themselves accordingly and be sure to emphasize your first dance as one of the highlights of the video!
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.
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.