Issue February 1-15, 2004
Happy Valentine's Day!

Our Brides and Grooms have danced the night away at their fairytale weddings! Let us help you plan Your 1st Dance and MORE!

First Dance Impressions
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Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

Table of Contents

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions Kim's Wedding Tips
Wedding Dance Tips! Special Events! Bridal Vendor Special Offers
Poems, Prayers & Promises Bridal Themed "Wallpaper" Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Song Suggestion List Dance Lesson Information Free Wedding Ezine Subscription


1) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

Dancing into their new lives together we have Lorenzo Lamas spinning Shauna Sand and
Prince Joachim of Denmark sweeping new bride Alexandra Manley off her feet.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

The Stag Party.

According to legend the ancient soldiers of Sparta were the first to start the tradition of stag parties. The groom and his male friends would eat, drink and carouse on the night before his wedding. This was his chance to say goodbye to the carefree days as a bachelor and swear continued allegiance to his comrades.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

We recently tied those knots and have tips, tricks and trials to share:

Dealing With The Stag Party...

Kim's Tip: A lot of women are uncomfortable with the whole stag party concept. Chances are that it will involve drinking and general rowdiness. Generally speaking the best tack to take is that of amused indifference and an outfit he thinks you look great in. He is after all marrying you! Make the last image he has on the way to the party one of you looking fabulous and smiling. He will wonder what you are doing while he's away. You are going to marry this man, so have faith in his judgment, know that he loves you, and don't ask about the stag party if knowing the details are going to upset you. Just make sure that he has it several days before the wedding so that he isn't green during the ceremony!

4) Wedding Dance Tip

"Whatever You Do, Don't Look Down! "

Our students Heather and Tim dancing foxtrot on their 1st dance. All dance instructors wish they had a dollar for every time they have had to say "Don't look down!" We do not say this because it looks bad, even though it does look ghastly. There are more important reasons.

For Men/ Leaders: Having good posture is key for leading because women follow you from your chest. When you look down your posture slumps, your movements become indecisive, you also increase the distance between you and your partner and you make yourself difficult to follow. It is the women's job to keep her feet out of the way, not yours! You are responsible for driving so keep your head up. You don't look at the gas pedal when you drive on the road so cease doing it on the dance floor! Besides, you will not be able to see her feet in her wedding dress anyway!

For Women/ Followers: Your feet are protected by keeping your distance from the groom exactly the same throughout the dance. You must "keep your frame up". You can do this by pushing OUT (not down!) with a consistent pressure with your left hand on his right shoulder as seen on the photo on the left. When you master the knack of keeping the distance between the gentleman and yourself consistent, you will cease to get stepped on by anyone you dance with.

6) Special Events!

Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.

Check out the current Wedding Ezine for Group Lesson availability

5) This issue's Featured Vendor!

First Dance Impressions - Wedding Dance Lessons For Your 1st Dance

Locations in Fairfax and Warrenton

Kim and Keven dancing Rumba at their wedding
That's right! It's us! Click on the banner above to go to our home page. Having a problem finding the right Valentine's Day gift? We are offering a 10% discount to all couples who set the dates for their first appointment before Valentines Day, 2004! Many of our Brides and Grooms comment on how much they enjoy taking the lessons together. Dance lessons are a wonderful romantic stress reliever!

Have you got two or even four left feet? Are you dreading that first dance where everybody will be staring at you? YOU CAN DANCE and we will make it fun and easy for you. Enjoy dancing with each other and impress your family and friends. Years later the guests may not remember what kind of flowers you had or which sauce was on the chicken but they will remember how great your first dance was if you take lessons with us!

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7) Poems, Prayers & Promises

A romantic quote to simply to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."

James A. Baldwin

8) A New Bridal Themed Wallpaper for your computer desktop!

Now your computer screen can be dressed up too! Simply right click your mouse on our background and tell your computer to save ("set") as wall paper, BUT be sure you have saved the current background on you computer desktop first, if you want to get it back! If the background does not show up immediately, right click on your desktop background and click on refresh.


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