Issue March 1-15, 2004

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! Group Classes 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!

We all like to see the wedding couple kissing. The celebrities below are Shaquille O'Neal & Shaunie Nelson and Russell Crowe & Danielle Spencer.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

Clinking and Kissing.

The European tradition goes that every time the Bride and Groom hear wedding guests tapping audibly on their champagne glasses with their flatware, they are supposed to kiss. This is a popular tradition in many countries, from America to England, Norway to Portugal.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

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

Kissing on Command...

Kim's Tip: The clinking for kissing tradition usually happens automatically. It is so common that it would be highly unlikely for it not to occur. Substituting how the guests do this can be fun. As our favors we had bells with ribbons passed out on silver platters as the guests waited for the ceremony to start. They went crazy with the bells during the first kiss and we heard tinkling off and on throughout the night and even as we drove away!
Another wedding I attended had another more trendy alternative of having the guests at each table have to sing part of a song containing the word "love" in order to get the couple to kiss . This was a riot. Selections from "Love Me Tender", "Stop In The Name Of Love" and the "Barney Song" were particularly funny. If you choose to do this make sure to have the DJ make the announcement early in the reception and have the Videographer be ready to catch some fun shots of your guests hamming it up!

4) Wedding Dance Tip

"The Proper hold for the Groom!"

GROOMS: When dancing with a woman for the formal ballroom dances, the gentlemen provide the lion's share of the lead from their right arm and how they hold it. Your right hand should be directly Our students Rebecca and Arron dancing Viennese Waltz for their 1st dance. under the lady's scapula with the edge of your fingers on her spine. For those gentlemen not familiar enough with the scapula, put your hand over the bra strap! Your arm should be bent (deltoid flexed). You want to have the lady a comfortable distance from you. This distance never changes. That right arm keeps the woman where you want her. Since you have to drive, you should not have any slack or give in your right arm. All too often gentlemen straighten out their arms and have no control over where women go.

BRIDES: The Lady helps maintain the consistent distance between herself and her partner in part by keeping her elbows slightly down and in front of her. The second either of your elbows pass behind your back, all frame is lost and your feet are in the gravest of danger.

Look at the picture of our students Rebecca and Arron. He felt very confident leading Rebecca around because they both had their arms in the correct position.

6) Group Classes

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!

This issue's vendor offer has expired.

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 sets the heart aching so delicately there's no taking
a wink of sleep for the pleasure of the pain."

George Coleman The Younger

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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