Issue February 16-28, 2005
Salute to President's Day!
We hope you enjoy our Wedding newsletter and find it both a fun
and useful tool in the wedding planning process. Don't forget
to book your Wedding Dance lessons with First Dance Impressions!
A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
President's Day Issue of Wedding Ezine features presidential bridegrooms
Ronald Reagan cutting the cake with wife Nancy and Dwight Eisenhower
posing with Mamie Doud on their wedding day.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
"What Color To Wear?"
Before the 1900's Brides rarely bought a special dress just to get married
in. Usually their "Wedding Dress" was simply their best outfit.
My great grandmother actually got married in purple! Green was generally
avoided (implied loose morals). Royals before Queen Victoria traditionally
married in Silver. She started the white wedding dress trend that still
goes on today. White is supposed to ward off evil spirits and symbolize
purity and virginity. In the Orient, Red is color most associated with
weddings because it is thought to be lucky. There is an old children's
rhyme that highlights many of the bridal attire superstitions regarding
Married in White, you have chosen right
Married in Grey, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back,
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Blue, you will always be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Brown, you will live in the town,
Married in Pink, you spirit will sink.
Kim's Wedding Tips!
Wedding dresses with color are becoming more popular. Try them on! Pale
golds, silvers and pinks are quite striking. Often times women are afraid
to try on some of these dresses thinking that they are "too much".
In the long run they may be, but you will never know unless you try!
I am a firm believer that you should try on lots and lots of dresses.
If you try on enough you will find the perfect dress. In fact, try on
everything that the sales clerk suggests that are within your price
range. They are familiar with the wedding gowns and will often know
which dresses are cut to flatter your figure. Bring a good friend with
you as a reality check and plan out a lot of time so you can enjoy the
Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Up
Tempo Music Is Easier To Dance To!"
In previous generations people often went dancing together. It was one
of the common ways to meet prospective partners. As a result many of
them had a "song". Today many couples do not have their own
"special song" and must pick one. Pick a song that you love
wherein the lyrics sound like you. If you are picking a song to dance
to, Up Tempo is always better! Dancing slowly requires
more control than moving at a faster pace. Foxtrot songs tend to be
easy to hear the beat in, and have an easy walking, strolling kind of
gait. If you really love the slow ballads like "At Last" by
Etta James or True Companion by Marc Cohen then you should dance to
it. On the other hand, if you don't have a song you're in love with,
pick one that will be easy on your man! Check out Foxtrots on our Song
Suggestion list page!
Our teachers run events and perform locally
on a regular basis.
Tango Classes and Practice Parties,
Friday, February 18th, 2005
the Passion of Tango! The 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. The international
competitor and performer Fabio Bonini will be teaching the sexy Argentine
Tango with a practice party "Milonga" afterwards. The "total beginner"
lesson is 7:30-8:15pm and the "beginnersí challenge" lesson runs 8:15-9pm.
From 9pm-midnight dance at the MILONGA (Argentine Tango Dance). Only
$12! BYOB; soft drinks and snacks provided. Generations Dance Studio
in Alexandria. For more details call Fabio Bonini at (703) 200-4520.
Mention First Dance Impressions and you get your 1st Group class Free!
up for our mini groups in the winter!
Have you and your friends
always wanted to learn Swing, Salsa or even the sexy Argentine Tango?
Dancing is a great stress reliever and wonderful social activity which
can give you one of the best aerobic workouts possible. We will tailor
a group class for 4, 6, 12 or even 50 people. No no experience is necessary.
Call us at (703) 868-0982 for more information.
Tango Classes and Practice Parties,
Friday, March 4th, 2005
Learn The Dance Of Passion: Tango! The 1st & 3rd Friday of every month.
International competitor and performer Fabio Bonini will be teaching
the sexy Argentine Tango with a practice party "Milonga" afterwards.
The "total beginner" lesson is 7:30-8:15 pm and the "beginnersí challenge"
lesson runs 8:15-9pm. From 9pm-midnight dance at the MILONGA (Argentine
Tango Dance). Only $12! BYOB; soft drinks and snacks provided. Generations
Dance Studio in Alexandria. For more details call Fabio Bonini at (703)
200-4520. Mention First Dance Impressions
and you get your 1st Group class Free!
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Inspired by President's Day and in support of all of the Armed Forces
we are offering a 10% discount to all active military couples in 2005,
simply show your military ID on your first lesson! 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 prove it to you. You
will not only enjoy dancing with each other but you will also 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
mention to everybody how great your first dance was if you take lessons
with us! We make dancing fun and easy.
Poems, Prayers & Promises
romantic quote to simply to elevate your mood or to help you find the
right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"The door was marked, "You."
I walked through it and
found the better part of myself."
Mary Anne Radmacher
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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