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#1 MarieSam

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    Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:00 AM

    On Sunday afternoon, FI and I along with about 12 other family members had our first dance lesson!!!

    A friend of my Uncle's apparently teaches all different sorts of "partnered" dancing, and is so freaking good!!! Best of all he is the nicest man, and pretty much said he'd charge us whatever we thought was appropriate since he was a friend. My uncle asked if $25/hour was good, and he was beyond happy, saying that it was actually too much?!?! So between all the couples we split the cost of $50, plus tip.

    Our first lesson was on Salsa dancing, he brought a video that really helped teach the basics and then we'd practice. It was SO MUCH FUN!!! My dad so has 2 left feet which kept us all laughing. FI was lovin it, and he took turns being partners with my 13-year-old daughter and I. She by the way is a natural, and too cute

    I think this is gonna become an every weekend thing, and our instructor plans on teaching us different types of dances, including the tango, cha-cha, bambo, samba, some line dancing, some Filipino cultural dances, pretty much everything!!!

    Hopefully come June 26th, we will all be rockin it out on the dance floor!!!

    #2 Ana

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    Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:29 AM

    haha ... we were doing the same thing Sunday evening! only we're taking ballroom dancing, with my mom and dad super super fun!! Are you thinking of doing a choreographed first dance?

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      Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:52 PM

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      haha ... we were doing the same thing Sunday evening! only we're taking ballroom dancing, with my mom and dad super super fun!! Are you thinking of doing a choreographed first dance?
      Girl that's another story!!! FI and I decided like half a year ago that our first dance was gonna start off to some sappy love song and then turn into a surprise hip-hop routine to a bunch "booty music", lol. So we downloaded all these songs, and we even planned for my daughter to join in halfway through.

      In the meantime, my mom, who has become addicted to watching wedding shows is freaking hounding me about "you guys should do a surprise hip-hop routine, you need to make your wedding memorable for all your guests". As if a freaking destination wedding in some small fishing village wasn't enuff!!! All the while she has no clue we've been planning the shit all along, and Im trying to keep it a surprise.

      So to appease her, we're also having our instructor put together some sorta routine, either latin infused or some traditional Filipino dance. Ugh, so basically we're gonna have to learn 2 secret dances ~ one of which will be a complete surprise to everyone!!

      Yep so on top of all the wedding planning stress, I must also now become a freaking dancing with the stars contestant...all because my mom is driving me nuts!!!!! sorry that vent was a long time coming....

      How bout you, what's in store for you guys??

      #4 mrsbancroft2be

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        Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:06 PM

        We are doing the same thing! Every Thursday we are taking two hours of salsa and tango lessons. No one knows what we are doing, nor will they expect it. Our dance teacher is going to choreograph a dance that starts off with a tango (using the song from the movie True Lies) and then half way through switch to salsa. My FI and I are working on staying off each others feet and having a great time doing it.

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          Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:09 PM

          that is funny you posted this, we start our dance lessons this coming Sunday. It was all FI's idea, and everyone thinks that is funny that he came up with it. But I think it will be fun!

          #6 MarieSam

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            Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:19 AM

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            We are doing the same thing! Every Thursday we are taking two hours of salsa and tango lessons. No one knows what we are doing, nor will they expect it. Our dance teacher is going to choreograph a dance that starts off with a tango (using the song from the movie True Lies) and then half way through switch to salsa. My FI and I are working on staying off each others feet and having a great time doing it.
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            that is funny you posted this, we start our dance lessons this coming Sunday. It was all FI's idea, and everyone thinks that is funny that he came up with it. But I think it will be fun!
            Oh gals you will love it, I'm excited for you!! I think dancing lessons are such a great way to spend time your significant other outside of your normal elements. And when you see your men getting all into it, it just makes you love em even more

            #7 YoursTruly

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              Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

              Unfortunately there will be no dancing lessons for us...Can't get FI to even consider it. Oddly enough I saw a Bridezilla episode where the bride and groom did a booty shake dance routine ---OMG!! You guys will have an absolute blast! In the meantime.......(crickets chirping in the background)...

              #8 sstotz

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                Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:30 PM

                I want to do it!! Cerritos is like 30 mins from me!! If you want another couple with you just let me know!! (FI said he'd get it for me for my birthday which is coming up this month!)

                My FI and I are definitely doing the Rock the Reception, and need start touching up like NOW to prepare..
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                #9 sarafish81

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                  Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:29 PM

                  So fun - we are starting Latin dance classes tonight that run every Wed from now until about a week before the wedding....hopefully we will learn something in that time :)

                  #10 Ana

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                  Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:46 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MarieSam
                  Girl that's another story!!! FI and I decided like half a year ago that our first dance was gonna start off to some sappy love song and then turn into a surprise hip-hop routine to a bunch "booty music", lol. So we downloaded all these songs, and we even planned for my daughter to join in halfway through.

                  In the meantime, my mom, who has become addicted to watching wedding shows is freaking hounding me about "you guys should do a surprise hip-hop routine, you need to make your wedding memorable for all your guests". As if a freaking destination wedding in some small fishing village wasn't enuff!!! All the while she has no clue we've been planning the shit all along, and Im trying to keep it a surprise.

                  So to appease her, we're also having our instructor put together some sorta routine, either latin infused or some traditional Filipino dance. Ugh, so basically we're gonna have to learn 2 secret dances ~ one of which will be a complete surprise to everyone!!

                  Yep so on top of all the wedding planning stress, I must also now become a freaking dancing with the stars contestant...all because my mom is driving me nuts!!!!! sorry that vent was a long time coming....

                  How bout you, what's in store for you guys??

                  that's hillarious i think it is really fun for people to see if you were still considering the hip hop routine




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