Check out this video of a first dance we recently spotted on YouTube. We think it's a fun idea for a winter or Christmas wedding.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
You can assist your parent in selecting a song by providing him/her with our list of Honors Dance song suggestions. However, remember that your parent might already have a song in mind. Since it is their big moment at the wedding, you should let your parent have a say. He/She will move better to familiar music and be much less nervous about dancing in front of the crowd. Even one hour of preparation will make a huge impact on the way The Honors Dance looks and feels. These are special moments for Mom and Dad and they may be even more enjoyable with a little preparation.
If your parent lives out of town, a creative solution is to schedule a lesson for the week he/she is in town for the wedding. The hour spent together preparing for this dance will last a lifetime in your memory as a special moment shared between the two of you.The Honors Dance is traditionally reserved for the Mother/Son and Father/Daughter although other combinations and other relatives are also incorporated in some weddings and for certain circumstances where parents are deceased or not in attendance. Anyone who is honored by a spotlight dance will always feel more comfortable if they feel prepared.
Still haven't picked a special song for the Honors Dances? Here are some ideas!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Created and directed by Louis Bravo, Forever Tango
features an all Argentine cast who trace, through music, dance, song and dramatic vignettes, the Tango's colorful history. The show contains 7 dance couples, who tango in their own unique styles, and an on-stage orchestra. Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. The show was nominated for 4 Drama Desk Awards in 1998 and continued on an international tour including engagements in Mexico, Korea, and
Tickets are now available through the box office and Ticketmaster. To receive 10% off your ticket use promotion code BRAVO.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW,.
Attire: White Tie and decorations optional
Saturday November 21, 2009
5:30pm Dinner, Ball
Viennese dessert buffet
Lithograph prize drawing
$175 (dinner/dessert/dancing); $115 (dessert/dancing).
Catriona Tudor Erler.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Contact us for a crash course dance lesson to refresh your moves and learn to be more versatile!!
The International Club of DC cordially requests the pleasure of your company at our 6th Anniversary Gala and International Masquerade Ball at the Grand Ballroom of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Enjoy a grand celebration of international music, cuisine, wine, dancing, and desserts as you celebrate the 6th anniversary of ICDC and your support of our diverse events. Our gala last year sold out with over 350 ICDC members in attendance. Discounted tickets available for a limited time.
~Dance to a classical orchestra
~Dance to a Live Latin Band ~Enchanting Argentine Tango Dance Performance ~International Dance Music ~Extravagant Dessert Buffet
~Exquisite Marble dance floor ~Enjoy the company of diplomatic guests & friends
~Wine with Open Bar and champagne during VIP reception
Saturday October 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20005-3920
Black Tie Requested - suits are also fine! Cocktail Attire Optional. (Period formal attire from the 1800s, 1900s and the renaissance era welcome!)
YOU DO NOT NEED A DATE TO ATTEND
You are welcome to attend the ball without a date. We expect as many singles as couples. Come on your own or with friends for an unforgettable evening!
We have planned a magical evening and a memorable international celebration of music, wine, food, and dancing at the Grand Ballroom of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We have assembled an unforgettable evening of elegance and sophistication including dancing to two live bands, a lavish dinner buffet, open bar, extravagant dessert buffet, enchanting dance performances, and so much more!
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Discounted tickets available for a limited time.
Please reserve your tickets online: http://www.internationalclubdc.com
For the first half of the evening enjoy dancing to the music of a classical orchestra performing Viennese waltzes and ballroom dance music for an unforgettable night of dancing. For the second half of the evening the Brazilian band Origem will perform salsa, merengue, Brazilian samba and other Latin sounds as we turn the music up a notch for a truly international dance experience. To add even more diversity, we will play a variety of international dance music during band breaks.
One of the most exquisite venues in DC, the museum's grand Renaissance Revival building and the elegant grand ballroom and Mezzanine provide the perfect setting to bring to life the timeless elegance of a formal ball. As you enter the museum, you will be greeted by a luxurious marble reception area, and a ballroom adorned by three beautiful crystal chandeliers and art from the museum's permanent collection. White marble staircases sweep upward to the spacious Mezzanine where you will feast on an international buffet of dinner and desserts. Watch the twirling silhouettes on the marble dance floor below move to the sounds of the world's most beloved music. Stroll down the sweeping marble stair cases of the museum and dance on an exquisite marble floor while meeting other diverse internationally-minded professionals in town.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
October 17, 2009
The Organization of American States Building
17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Black Tie; Gourmet Buffet/Open Bar
The Jokers Wild Band (Swing, Latin, Ballroom)
$90 or $165/couple
Contact: Kristen Sullivan (301) 335-1206
See website for more info
CELEBRATING LIFE and INSPIRING HOPE since 1981, The Northwest Center seeks to promote the dignity of women and a respect for all human life by offering the loving support and comprehensive aid
necessary to enable all women to continue their pregnancies, deliver healthy babies, and adequately care for themselves and their children. Proceeds provide vital support for The Northwest Center.
We have helped over 40,000 women and children in the Washington, DC area and are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity supported solely by the generous support of individuals, churches, foundations, and
Friday, October 2, 2009
Intercollegiate and Adult Open Amateur Dancesport Festival
Host: Ballroom At Maryland
Type: Other - Festival
Start Time: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 9:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
City/Town: College Park, MD
Friday, November 6, 2009
* Social Dance
* Competitor check-in
Saturday, November 7, 2009, Matinee Session
* American Rhythm Syllabus Events
* Team Matches
* International Standard Syllabus Events
Saturday, November 7, 2009, Evening Session
* Pre-Championship Events
* Championship Events
Sunday, November 8, 2009, Matinee Session
* American Smooth Syllabus Events
* International Latin Syllabus Events
For purchase tickets, please visit:
Discounted tickets for students with valid ID!!
For more information, please visit us at www.ballroomatmaryland.com/dcdi or email us at
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Escape from wedding planning stress with this unique and elegant date night idea!
Opera Night Sunday October 04.
4930 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
5pm to 9:30pm
October 04, 2009
The first Sunday of the month is October 04, Opera Night, starring soprano Diane Abel, tenor Antonio Giuliano, and accompanist Kate Lewis.
They will be performing new and exciting songs and the Chefs of Trattoria Sorrento will prepare a seasonal menu that will leave everyone asking for seconds!!
Please be sure to make reservations as seating will be limited.