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The Wedding Dance Specialists

Washington , DC

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Serving Metro DC Area, VA: Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Reston
Washington, DC 20015 US (map)

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703-626-7016

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Recommended Most by Engaged Couples, Vendors and the Media!

As the premiere wedding dance national experts, we GUARANTEE you will feel more elegant and relaxed with our dance... Read more
Recommended Most by Engaged Couples, Vendors and the Media!

As the premiere wedding dance national experts, we GUARANTEE you will feel more elegant and relaxed with our dance lessons than if you try to “wing it.” The first and only wedding dance company founded by a wedding couple for wedding couples! 99% wedding couple clientele and very affordable! The most recommended by couples, the media, vendors and celebrity clients! Serving the DC area!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Deborah Joy was a fantastic teacher and helpful in a pinch to refresh our dancing skills on short notice, just weeks before our wedding. She was fun, friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. a real life-save!
Deborah Joy was a fantastic teacher and helpful in a pinch to refresh our dancing skills on short notice, just weeks Read more...
Deborah Joy was a fantastic teacher and helpful in a pinch to refresh our dancing skills on short notice, just weeks before our wedding. She was fun, friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. a real life-save! Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! As the first wedding dance company in the country, we started the concept with crash course situations in mind! That is why we were the FIRST to create more flexible package options, allow videotaping, encourage double sessions, provide resources in advance of lessons and offer longer lessons than traditional studios! Thank you for trusting us to rescue you in a pinch! That's our specialty!
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Jason
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My Wife, Krystal and I were very pleased with the lessons Deborah provided. We started with the group session which taught us the basic steps that would continue into our private lessons and practice sessions at home. I do not have a comparison of services to comment on but we were able to view Deborah providing instructions to other couples in different dance steps. Deborah is a very dynamic instructor that brings more than just dance skills on the floor; for someone as "stoic" as me, she was able to get me to relax and feel comfortable as I led my wife around the dance floor, in practice and during our wedding!
My Wife, Krystal and I were very pleased with the lessons Deborah provided. We started with the group session which taught Read more...
My Wife, Krystal and I were very pleased with the lessons Deborah provided. We started with the group session which taught us the basic steps that would continue into our private lessons and practice sessions at home. I do not have a comparison of services to comment on but we were able to view Deborah providing instructions to other couples in different dance steps. Deborah is a very dynamic instructor that brings more than just dance skills on the floor; for someone as "stoic" as me, she was able to get me to relax and feel comfortable as I led my wife around the dance floor, in practice and during our wedding! Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

I am so glad you were able to relax and feel comfortable on your wedding day! Thank you so much for inviting my husband and I to attend your sacred day! It was so heartwarming to watch your beautiful First Dance and hear your guests cheer! The pictures and videos was terrific too! You worked as such a beautiful team together and I am confident you will have an enduring and supportive marriage! -- The Fairy Godmother
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Deborah is the best! Her website is extremely thorough and a good representation of the thoughtfulness and care she puts into her lesson plans. I would definitely recommend her to other couples looking for wedding dance lessons. If you're on the fence, definitely try one of her bootcamps - it's a nice preview of what to expect in a dance lesson and her instruction style.
Deborah is the best! Her website is extremely thorough and a good representation of the thoughtfulness and care she puts Read more...
Deborah is the best! Her website is extremely thorough and a good representation of the thoughtfulness and care she puts into her lesson plans. I would definitely recommend her to other couples looking for wedding dance lessons. If you're on the fence, definitely try one of her bootcamps - it's a nice preview of what to expect in a dance lesson and her instruction style. Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for highlighting all the unique value added resources we provide for our students! Our website was the first of its kind in the nation and has hundreds of pages of original content dedicated to the topic of wedding dance because we are the ONLY studio in the metro area that SPECIALIZES in weddings. We don't just slap up a pink page entitled "Wedding Experts" on an otherwise "traditional" studio site. Student favorites include the Wedding Dance Survival Tips and the Wedding Dance Timeline which has been incorporated by 99% of all wedding planners instead of the traditional Emily Post timeline. Also, such a great suggestion to sample one of our workshops for supervised practice or just an orientation overview! It is co-taught with my husband so couples see the bride and groom perspective! Plus it is discounted by 50%. It is a 3 hour workshop offered monthly Feb-Oct. -- The Fairy Godmother, The Wedding Dance Specialists
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Deborah our wedding dance was perfect! She taught us some great dance steps that we can use throughout our lifetime together and we had so much fun working with her. Everyone at the wedding said our dance was so great and we looked so graceful. I was so nervous for the first dance and knowing that we had a routine made the dance so easy and fun. Thanks again, Deborah!
Thanks to Deborah our wedding dance was perfect! She taught us some great dance steps that we can use throughout our Read more...
Thanks to Deborah our wedding dance was perfect! She taught us some great dance steps that we can use throughout our lifetime together and we had so much fun working with her. Everyone at the wedding said our dance was so great and we looked so graceful. I was so nervous for the first dance and knowing that we had a routine made the dance so easy and fun. Thanks again, Deborah! Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

It is our honor and privilege to help you sparkle in the spotlight! Our goal is to nurture our students until they are confident to leave the nest and soar! We take so much pride and joy in seeing people liberated from their fears, insecurities, doubts and anxieties. Although we have taught over 10,000 students each one requires the same tender loving care and reassurance as student #1. I am so proud of you both! Congratulations for taking on the challenge and the first real project that you couldn't outsource to a vendor! You had to face the music and dance and you did it TOGETHER!!!!!! -- Fairy Godmother, The Wedding Dance Specialists
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Erin
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Getting married was probably the one shot I had at getting my man to take dance lessons. Thank goodness we found Deborah! Her energy and enthusiasm made lessons so much fun and I still can't believe how much we learned in just 4 lessons! We were so much more confident after working with Deborah and our guests totally loved our first dance! If you don't want to look like you are slow dancing at your junior prom, see the Wedding Dance Specialists ASAP!
Getting married was probably the one shot I had at getting my man to take dance lessons. Thank goodness we found Deborah! Read more...
Getting married was probably the one shot I had at getting my man to take dance lessons. Thank goodness we found Deborah! Her energy and enthusiasm made lessons so much fun and I still can't believe how much we learned in just 4 lessons! We were so much more confident after working with Deborah and our guests totally loved our first dance! If you don't want to look like you are slow dancing at your junior prom, see the Wedding Dance Specialists ASAP! Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

Once someone is empowered by lessons they are generally more interested and receptive to dancing in the future. You are invited to refresh your skills at our "Keep the Honeymoon Alive" workshops and practice in your living room so that when the next social event comes along you will both have the confidence to dance! Another idea is to surprise him with a private lesson gift certificate for Valentine's Day or an anniversary. Regardless, the knowledge you gained will make you both the "experts" in the room compared to most people who have never taken lessons! Congratulations on your efforts! -- Fairy Godmother, The Wedding Dance Specialists
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Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Our first dance at our wedding was absolutely amazing...and it is all thanks to Deborah Joy at the Wedding Dance Specialists! We took five lessons with Deborah. We were so surprised how easy it was to learn the steps to our first dance...Deborah just teaches what we need to know to look good in the most high yield way possible. Our guests were so impressed with our first dance that they thought we had taken months of lessons!! Not only did she teach us how to dance to one song, but she also taught us how to adapt those same steps to different types of music including hip hop and swing! Now, when we go on our honeymoon, we will have lots of steps to incorporate when we dance. We are so happy that we took lessons with Deborah and highly recommend her and the Wedding Dance Specialists!!! We couldn't have asked for a better first dance :)
Our first dance at our wedding was absolutely amazing...and it is all thanks to Deborah Joy at the Wedding Dance Read more...
Our first dance at our wedding was absolutely amazing...and it is all thanks to Deborah Joy at the Wedding Dance Specialists! We took five lessons with Deborah. We were so surprised how easy it was to learn the steps to our first dance...Deborah just teaches what we need to know to look good in the most high yield way possible. Our guests were so impressed with our first dance that they thought we had taken months of lessons!! Not only did she teach us how to dance to one song, but she also taught us how to adapt those same steps to different types of music including hip hop and swing! Now, when we go on our honeymoon, we will have lots of steps to incorporate when we dance. We are so happy that we took lessons with Deborah and highly recommend her and the Wedding Dance Specialists!!! We couldn't have asked for a better first dance :) Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

What lovely feedback! We are so grateful that you understand and appreciate our vision for giving you the most natural, versatile, photogenic, easy and fun routine! Yes, it is designed to make you look more advanced than you really are and empower you to modify the same routine strategically so you can dance to a myriad of music genres all night. That way, your "First Dance" isn't your ONLY dance and you get more out of your investment in time, money and energy! -- The Fairy Godmother, The Wedding Dance Specialists
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I both have rhythm but had no idea how to make our first dance explosive, but thank goodness for our lessons. We knocked it out of the park because of how comfortable we were with all the sequences we were taught. Thank you Deborah!
My wife and I both have rhythm but had no idea how to make our first dance explosive, but thank goodness for our lessons. Read more...
My wife and I both have rhythm but had no idea how to make our first dance explosive, but thank goodness for our lessons. We knocked it out of the park because of how comfortable we were with all the sequences we were taught. Thank you Deborah! Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

I love it!! Thank you for your fabulous feedback!! I am so glad you felt confident and comfortable and looked great! Even when someone has natural rhythm, other types of dance background or musical training, it is critical to have an experienced specialist polish up your technique so you look smooth, natural, exhibit calm composure and transitions aren't choppy. Thank you for trusting the national wedding dance experts to help you sparkle in the spotlight! We invite you to join us for one of our monthly refresher workshops in the future! -- Fairy Godmother, The Wedding Dance Specialists
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were married on June 1st, 2013 (sorry for the late review!), but did not get around to booking dancing lessons until the middle of April. Additionally, my husband would be gone for military training for two weeks in May, leaving us only a few weeks to perfect a routine.

Deborah and her team did not let our condensed timeline affect their product in the least and were able to work with our busy work schedules to fit us into six lessons logically arranged to maximize our retention and proficiency leading up to the wedding.

Deborah was our instructor and it was obvious from the moment we met her that she is tremendously passionate about helping couples take their special day to the next level and an expert in her field.

She - as advertised - taught us moves and a flexible framework in which to flow from move to move catered specifically to our song. We were both first-time dancers, but Deborah's instruction had us feeling absolutely comfortable by the time our wedding arrived.

Our first dance was done to live singing, and Deborah's flexible training style allowed us to adapt to the slight variations our performer (my uncle) had compared to the recorded version we used to practice without forcing us to leave out any of the moves we wanted to use.

Deborah and her team deliver exactly what they promise - a completely customized, private and professional dance tutoring experience. Would recommend her to anyone!
We were married on June 1st, 2013 (sorry for the late review!), but did not get around to booking dancing lessons until Read more...
We were married on June 1st, 2013 (sorry for the late review!), but did not get around to booking dancing lessons until the middle of April. Additionally, my husband would be gone for military training for two weeks in May, leaving us only a few weeks to perfect a routine.

Deborah and her team did not let our condensed timeline affect their product in the least and were able to work with our busy work schedules to fit us into six lessons logically arranged to maximize our retention and proficiency leading up to the wedding.

Deborah was our instructor and it was obvious from the moment we met her that she is tremendously passionate about helping couples take their special day to the next level and an expert in her field.

She - as advertised - taught us moves and a flexible framework in which to flow from move to move catered specifically to our song. We were both first-time dancers, but Deborah's instruction had us feeling absolutely comfortable by the time our wedding arrived.

Our first dance was done to live singing, and Deborah's flexible training style allowed us to adapt to the slight variations our performer (my uncle) had compared to the recorded version we used to practice without forcing us to leave out any of the moves we wanted to use.

Deborah and her team deliver exactly what they promise - a completely customized, private and professional dance tutoring experience. Would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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The Wedding Dance Specialists responded with the following comments:

What exquisite feedback thank you!! We have worked with over 10,000 students over 17 years so we are not easily fazed by short deadlines. We invented the first wedding dance company with the unique needs of engaged couples in mind and one of the most important needs is FLEXIBILITY!! We hope you will join one of our monthly refresher workshops or buy a gift certificate for an engaged couple you know as a wedding gift! Keep on dancing and romancing! -- The Fairy Godmother, The Wedding Dance Specialists
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
She took, what can be, a very stressful part of awedding and made it fun and easy. Song selection and the dance routine were spot on for what we wanted.
She took, what can be, a very stressful part of awedding and made it fun and easy. Song selection and the dance routine Read more...
She took, what can be, a very stressful part of awedding and made it fun and easy. Song selection and the dance routine were spot on for what we wanted. Read less
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Team Kaminsky
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking to make your first dance as husband and wife something really special then look no further than the Wedding Dance Specialists! At the time my fiance and I had no prior experience with formal ballroom and were a bit nervous going into our first lesson. However our instructor, Deborah Joy (also owner/operator) was a consummate professional and a true master of her craft. She helped us along step by step building up our confidence each lesson. We could not have asked for a better instructor to help us learn a dance that will always remain the highlight of our reception! I would recommend The Wedding Dance Specialists to anyone. Thank you Deborah! :-)
If you are looking to make your first dance as husband and wife something really special then look no further than the Read more...
If you are looking to make your first dance as husband and wife something really special then look no further than the Wedding Dance Specialists! At the time my fiance and I had no prior experience with formal ballroom and were a bit nervous going into our first lesson. However our instructor, Deborah Joy (also owner/operator) was a consummate professional and a true master of her craft. She helped us along step by step building up our confidence each lesson. We could not have asked for a better instructor to help us learn a dance that will always remain the highlight of our reception! I would recommend The Wedding Dance Specialists to anyone. Thank you Deborah! :-) Read less
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