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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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ABOUT US

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... 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! Locations in Maryland: Bethesda, Columbia, Towson, Baltimore area, (Annapolis coming soon!) Virginia: Alexandria, Falls Church, Reston and Arlington. Contact us today for more information: Email: info@theweddingdancespecialists.com
Website: www.TheWeddingDanceSpecialists.com
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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What specialty service(s) do you provide?
Dance Instructor

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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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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Private User
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My partner and I were married on October 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C. My partner felt strongly that we should have a “first dance,” although I will admit that I was much more reluctant because we have been together for 16 years and I am not a very good dancer (so hard for a gay man to admit!). From the first meeting with Deborah Joy, however, I realized how wrong I had been. Deborah was simply amazing both as a dance instructor and a person. She developed a choreography for our first dance song (Leona Lewis, First Time I Ever Saw Your Face) within one hearing of the song. She then met with us over a series of lessons to ensure that we understood the steps and could perform them well. We realized that we had achieved success (with quite a bit of effort) when Deborah teared up as we did our dance. Any doubt was removed when a number of people at our wedding also teared up while watching us do our dance with a number of them coming up to hug us afterwards and to tell us that we had performed the best “first dance” they had ever seen. Most importantly, the simple act of practicing our dance and working with Deborah was an enormously bonding experience for us – we had not anticipated that after 16 years together, that is, that we would feel even more in love and attached to each other because of Deborah’s magic. And magic it was!!
We cannot endorse and recommend Deborah enough. She is incredibly talented and VERY fun to work with. She will give you a hard time when you need a hard time and she will give you abundant loving support when you need that too. Don’t do what I had originally planned – a boring, safe first dance where the partners sway around aimlessly. Take a deep breath and let Deborah help you choreograph something that will be deeply meaningful, not only to you as a couple, but to all who watch your dance. We cannot thank Deborah enough.
My partner and I were married on October 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C. My partner felt strongly that we should have a “ Read more...
My partner and I were married on October 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C. My partner felt strongly that we should have a “first dance,” although I will admit that I was much more reluctant because we have been together for 16 years and I am not a very good dancer (so hard for a gay man to admit!). From the first meeting with Deborah Joy, however, I realized how wrong I had been. Deborah was simply amazing both as a dance instructor and a person. She developed a choreography for our first dance song (Leona Lewis, First Time I Ever Saw Your Face) within one hearing of the song. She then met with us over a series of lessons to ensure that we understood the steps and could perform them well. We realized that we had achieved success (with quite a bit of effort) when Deborah teared up as we did our dance. Any doubt was removed when a number of people at our wedding also teared up while watching us do our dance with a number of them coming up to hug us afterwards and to tell us that we had performed the best “first dance” they had ever seen. Most importantly, the simple act of practicing our dance and working with Deborah was an enormously bonding experience for us – we had not anticipated that after 16 years together, that is, that we would feel even more in love and attached to each other because of Deborah’s magic. And magic it was!!
We cannot endorse and recommend Deborah enough. She is incredibly talented and VERY fun to work with. She will give you a hard time when you need a hard time and she will give you abundant loving support when you need that too. Don’t do what I had originally planned – a boring, safe first dance where the partners sway around aimlessly. Take a deep breath and let Deborah help you choreograph something that will be deeply meaningful, not only to you as a couple, but to all who watch your dance. We cannot thank Deborah enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I really wanted to avoid the middle-school sway during our first dance, so we called upon The Wedding Dance Specialists to try and make us look respectable. This was no small feat considering that my husband doesn’t have an ounce of rhythm in his body (he will attest to this). We worked with Migle over the course of 5 dance lessons. Migle is extremely talented and a lot of fun to work with. She was very encouraging and had lots of suggestions for us along the way. She tailored our first dance to our ability level and vision and even recorded our dance in-studio so that we could practice at home. Migle understood that we didn’t want a completely choreographed dance (we were afraid it might look too cheesy) but rather wanted to learn a beginning and end and then some moves that we could throw in during the middle for a natural feel. That’s exactly what she gave us! We couldn’t have been happier with the final result—an absolute transformation from when we walked in for our first lesson. In addition to having a blast together learning to dance, my husband and I had a great time performing our dance at our reception. We literally had folks on their feet clapping! Needless to say, we received countless compliments and kudos from our wedding guests. Several weeks later, many of them are still talking about it!

The folks at the Wedding Dance Specialists are real pros and we highly recommend them! From Judy in the office to Migle our teacher, everyone was an absolute delight to work with. In addition to having fun learning to dance together, you’ll enjoy impressing all of your wedding guests with your new moves!
My husband and I really wanted to avoid the middle-school sway during our first dance, so we called upon The Wedding Dance Read more...
My husband and I really wanted to avoid the middle-school sway during our first dance, so we called upon The Wedding Dance Specialists to try and make us look respectable. This was no small feat considering that my husband doesn’t have an ounce of rhythm in his body (he will attest to this). We worked with Migle over the course of 5 dance lessons. Migle is extremely talented and a lot of fun to work with. She was very encouraging and had lots of suggestions for us along the way. She tailored our first dance to our ability level and vision and even recorded our dance in-studio so that we could practice at home. Migle understood that we didn’t want a completely choreographed dance (we were afraid it might look too cheesy) but rather wanted to learn a beginning and end and then some moves that we could throw in during the middle for a natural feel. That’s exactly what she gave us! We couldn’t have been happier with the final result—an absolute transformation from when we walked in for our first lesson. In addition to having a blast together learning to dance, my husband and I had a great time performing our dance at our reception. We literally had folks on their feet clapping! Needless to say, we received countless compliments and kudos from our wedding guests. Several weeks later, many of them are still talking about it!

The folks at the Wedding Dance Specialists are real pros and we highly recommend them! From Judy in the office to Migle our teacher, everyone was an absolute delight to work with. In addition to having fun learning to dance together, you’ll enjoy impressing all of your wedding guests with your new moves! Read less
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Dan Marie
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Me and my husband enjoyed every minute. We were nervous at first but ended up at the end loving the experience. Our dance at the wedding got lots of compliments and it was one of our highlights of the wedding.
Me and my husband enjoyed every minute. We were nervous at first but ended up at the end loving the experience. Our dance Read more...
Me and my husband enjoyed every minute. We were nervous at first but ended up at the end loving the experience. Our dance at the wedding got lots of compliments and it was one of our highlights of the wedding. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Deborah Joy was fantastic. She took two people who can't dance at all and made us look fantastic in front of all of our guests! She was part pre-marital counselor (who knew the leader/follower aspect of dance could be so stressful!), part dance instructor and part word of wisdom giver. They have a great website with tons of tips and it was a good value for the money.
Deborah Joy was fantastic. She took two people who can't dance at all and made us look fantastic in front of all of our Read more...
Deborah Joy was fantastic. She took two people who can't dance at all and made us look fantastic in front of all of our guests! She was part pre-marital counselor (who knew the leader/follower aspect of dance could be so stressful!), part dance instructor and part word of wisdom giver. They have a great website with tons of tips and it was a good value for the money. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We started with this vendor by joining in the group classes which helped us learn the basics. The instructor was kind, yet made sure to let you know when you needed to work on certain areas. From there we knew that we wanted to work with this company to ensure a perfect first dance.

When signing up for private lessons, they were very helpful in locating an instructor and setting up meeting times in a local dance studio. The instructor we had for private lessons took the uncommon song that we chose and choreographed a great dance for our wedding. The instructor worked with us amateurs to make sure the dance was great. We enjoyed learning many different dance steps and heard tons of compliments on our first dance such as "Best first dance ever!"
We started with this vendor by joining in the group classes which helped us learn the basics. The instructor was kind, yet Read more...
We started with this vendor by joining in the group classes which helped us learn the basics. The instructor was kind, yet made sure to let you know when you needed to work on certain areas. From there we knew that we wanted to work with this company to ensure a perfect first dance.

When signing up for private lessons, they were very helpful in locating an instructor and setting up meeting times in a local dance studio. The instructor we had for private lessons took the uncommon song that we chose and choreographed a great dance for our wedding. The instructor worked with us amateurs to make sure the dance was great. We enjoyed learning many different dance steps and heard tons of compliments on our first dance such as "Best first dance ever!" Read less
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