Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Parties Galore!

Though this time of the year is the most cheerful and magical, it can also be very hectic. We find ourselves stressed out with shopping, planning, hosting parties and doing our best to bring happiness to those we love. Take time for yourself and your sweetie to enjoy the holiday season with a night of dancing and romancing, or bring some friends and make it a “holiday girl’s or guy’s night out” where you could have fun meeting new people! The Christmas season is booming with holiday parties across our area!

"La Divina" Holiday Milonga Night and Show
Hosted by Forever Dancing

Date: Tuesday, December 23Time: 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Venue:Elan Dancesport Center8442 Lee HighwayFairfax, VA 22031
Music: The best of Tango traditional, Tango Nuevo, Milonga & Waltz is played by Fabio who recreates for you the atmosphere of the Milongas of Buenos Aires. So, don't miss this opportunity to dance in an Argentinean atmosphere!
Show: Special Performances by Students and Professionals

Food: Beverages, cheese, crackers, snacks and sweets are complimentary.
Dress Code: Holiday Cocktail Attire. Admission: $15.00 General Admission.$12.00 with One Workshop.$10.00 with both Workshops.We will have 2 workshops prior to our MilongaFor more information go to

Matzo Ball Party 2008
Hosted by the Society of Young Jewish Professionals

Date: Wednesday, December 24
Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Venue: Ultrabar, 911 F ST. NW WDC 20004. Features specialty cocktails and a DJ spinning groovy dance tunes all night. Enter discount code “matzo” at the checkout to receive $5 off each ticket.Connect to

Christmas Night at Hollywood Ballroom

Date: Thursday, December 25
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: 2126 Industrial Pkwy, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Admission: $15

Ballroom dancing with D.J. Bob Kuzyk. Refreshments and drawings for free passes and a pair of men's and ladies' dance shoes. For more information go to

Holiday Swing Dance with Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Date: Saturday, December 27
Time: 8:00 PM – Midnight
Venue: The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Admission: $15 for adults, $8 for kids 13 and younger.

16 Piece TCO is the “Swingin’est Band in the Land!” Beginning swing lesson with Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg at 8pm. Dancing until midnight. For more information go to

Holiday Hula Swing Dance

Date: Sunday, December 28
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 Pm
Venue: The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Admission: $15

Hula Holiday Dance party featuring The Hula Monsters. Door prizes and hula fun! For more information go to

Monday, December 8, 2008

Why Learn to Dance?

You’ve made a big investment in many aspects of the wedding day that will only last one day. Learning to dance is a small investment in your relationship creating lifetime memories -- an actual skill useful at future special occasions. Dance lessons are the most fun and romantic time a couple can have during the wedding planning process!

Many couples are realizing the importance of expressing their unity and growing closer through this unique learning experience. They are seizing the opportunity to shine on the dance floor while personalizing their celebration through their own creative expression. For these insightful couples, the First Dance is often the highlight of the reception, and the most vivid wedding memory guests take home with them since actions speak louder than words.

There are lots of aspects of the wedding that can be outsourced - - the bakery, the caterer, the florist, the event planner. There are two vital components that only the couple themselves can execute in order for a wedding to be valid and authentic - - their vows and their First Dance. The public and legally binding vows verbally profess the couple’s intentions to be supportive and loyal to each other. The First Dance is the first marital act that physically proves a couple’s ability to be supportive of one another. By exercising teamwork and patience during private rehearsals and ultimately for public display, the couple “moves as one” on the dance floor and a promise is sealed and delivered.