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Date night couples dance classes around Northern Virginia

Planning a date night isn’t as easy as it sounds. Finding the right activity for the two of you can leave many frustrated. However, with inspiration things can get a less complicated. So, along with eating sumptuous dinner with some live music, indulging in date night cooking classes, you could enjoy a relaxing couple’s massage or perhaps head to the nearest dance studio for an informal private dance lesson. Sounds intriguing? Here are some dance studios in the D.C area that offer private lessons along with nonchalant and fun dance meet ups. So, put on your dancing shoes and get set to impress your date. After all, it takes two to tango…

Dance Factory
Along with offering private dance lessons,Dance Factory opens its 3,000 square foot floor every Friday night to the public from 7 to 10pm for social ballroom dancing followed by instructional learning. Lesson taught to the Int/Adv groups at 9pm.Other recreational dance opportunities include Saturday night parties that include a lesson before or during the dance. In addition, you can drop in on Sunday nights for DJ-led Skyline Ballroom Dance featuring great music.

954 North Monroe St
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 528-9770

Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center is one of the Washington metropolitan area’s largest dance venues offering an array of social and instructional dance classes. Check out their schedule that features several date night dance opportunities for couples. A complimentary lesson, which starts an hour before the dance, is included in the admission price. From contemporary dance to ballroom dancing, they have it all covered.

2126 Industrial Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: (301) 326-1181

Ballroom Dance Company
Brush up your dancing skills with your date or learn a couple of new moves, when you schedule a private lesson at the Ballroom Dance Company. The company specializes in swing, ballroom, tango, swing, salsa and many more dance forms. Private lessons are by appointment only.

8442-A Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone:(703) 593-0100

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Touted as “the area’s most comprehensive dance institution” by The Washington Post, Joy of Motion is one of D.C. metro’s most popular dance venues. The center offers a variety of social dance lessons that includes introduction classes in salsa, ballroom dancing, tango, swing and much more. Sign up is required.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 399-6763

Air Rights Building
7315 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 180E (lower level)
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 986-0016

5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20015
Phone: (202) 362-3042

Forever Dancing
Forever Dancing offers a 45-minute private dance lessons in variety of dance forms – ballroom, salsa, Argentine Flamenco and more.

5818-B Seminary Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: (Studio) 703-824-3555

Deni Danzco
Deni Danco offers private dance lessons in Swing, Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, Country or West Coast Swing.

3408 Annandale Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (703)795.6446

All 2 Dance
Learn social dance in a relaxed private lesson environment at All 2 Dance that specializes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, among others.

6925 Willow St NW, Washington D.C.
Phone:(202) 829-0647

Other dance studios to check out:

Dance with me
251 Sunset Park Dr
Sunset Business Park
Herndon, Virginia 20170

eMotion LLC
9411-D Old Burke Lake Road
Burke, Virginia 22015

Ballet Nova
3443 Carlin Springs Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041

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Date Night Couples Cooking Classes in Northern Virginia

Whether it’s your first date or you have known him long enough, attending a recreational cooking class is a good way to bond. While it offers a way for many to break the ice on their first date – it’s also an opportunity to try something new together for couples who have known each other for long. Whatever the reason is: cooking classes are stress-free and casual. North Virginia offers myriad options for couples to enjoy a culinary class together.  Here’s a list of places to check out:

Culinaria Cooking School
110 Pleasant Street, NW,
Vienna, VA 22180

21100 Dulles Town Cir
Dulles, VA 20166
Phone:703 433-1909

Open Kitchen
7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: 703-942-8148

Sur La Table
1101 South Joyce Street Suite B-20
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Phone: 703-414-3394

Let’s Dish
Pinecrest Shopping Center
6550-G Little River Turnpike
Alexandria VA 22312
Phone: (703) 750-0790

44260 Ice Rink Plaza #122
Cameron Chase Village Center
(next to Ashburn Ice House)
Ashburn VA 20147
Phone: (703) 858-7900

44710 Cape Ct
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 861-2387

Judy Harris Cooking School
2402 Nordok Place
Alexandria , VA 22306
(703) 768-3767

Alice & Louise Catering and Cooking School
4449-A Brookfield Corporate Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151 703-657-0226

For more listings: Click Couple’s cooking classes in the D.C. area

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Spa and Couples Massage Packages in North Virginia


Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift idea? How about pampering your sweetheart with a day of indulgence at a local spa? Or even better, how about joining her for a couples’ massage? Local North Virginia day spas have it all planned for you – from chocolate infused massages to rejuvenating rose treatments, you can have it all. Amid myriad of options available, we have shortlisted some of the best day spas in North Virginia – known for their impeccable services and memorable experiences. Click on their website for additional Valentine’s Day packages, specials and to check availability and for booking details.

Fountains Day Spa

Awarded Top Day Spa by The Washington Post

422 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-549-1990

Valentine’s Day packages

Two hearts Valentine’s Day package: 2 hoursCouples Combination Massage, Couples Hydradermie Facials + Fruit & Chocolates – $418
Ultimate Indulgence : 4 hours of Ultimate Couples Combination Massage, Couples Ultra Hydradermie, Couples Reflexology + Fruit and Chocolates = $745
TLC for you and me : 2 hours of Couples 50 min Harmony Massage, Couples Hydradermie Facials, Fruit, Juice and Chocolates = $441

Couple’s massage -
50min Swedish Massage – $217
50min Combination Massage – $233
50min Deep Tissue Massage – $250
80min Swedish Massage – $323
80min Combination Massage – $350
80min Deep Tissue Massage – $375

Amenity Day Spa

Rated one of the Top 30 Favorite Spa’s in the Washingtonian Best of the Best Magazine 2011

44365 Premier Plaza, Suite 120
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 703-726-8100

Recommended Package: Petals from Heaven Massage
Your massage experience begins with a rose sea salt scrub rinsed with soothing steamed towels and a warm rain shower. Enjoy a revitalizing pure rose oil massage from head to toe. (Not recommended for a pregnant woman). 75 minutes/$135

Calvert Rejuvenations

Voted “NoVA’s Best Spa” for the past three years

485 Carlisle Dr.
Herndon, VA 20170
(571) 323-1088

Valentine’s Day packages

“Tea for Two” Package 
60 Minute Couples Hot Stone Massage
30 minutes of extra relaxation in the Oasis with refreshments
Aromatherapy upgrade
Aromatherapy Oil or Spray to take home

“Best of Everything” Package 
The Works (“NoVa’s best” Signature Facial and 60 min. Custom massage) for Two
Aromatherapy oil or spray to take home
Peppermint Foot Treatment or Citrus Herbology Hand and Foot Exfoliation
30 minutes of extra relaxation in the Oasis with refreshments

Lorien Spa

Luxury boutique hotel, a Kimpton Hotel property and the only hotel spa in Alexandria.

1600 King St.
Alexandria, Va.

Valentine’s Day packages

Chocolate Dream Massage – 50 minutes – $119
Chocolate Anti-oxidant facial- 50 minutes – $125

Spa Noa

Voted one of No-Va Living Magazine’s Top Day Spas.

11638 Plaza America Drive
Reston, VA 20191
P : 703-318-3223

Valentine’s Day packages

Cupid’s Arrow: Featuring Ultimate Escape Manicure & Pedicure, 90 warm shea butter massage, signature facial – $340

Other Day Spas Offering Couples’ Massage and Valentine’s Day Specials

8990-A Fern Park Drive
Burke, Va. 22015
Phone: 571-217-1150

60 minute custom couples massages-$180
90 minute custom couples massages-$250
2 hour custom couples massages-$330

Bellezza Spa
Located inside Valon Salon
5708 Pickwick Rd. Centreville Va. 20121

Be Mine Package - Swedish massage with hot stone, pedicure and manicure – $150
Red Roses – Mini facial, eye treatment, shoulder massage – $100
True Love- Brazillian sugaring stress back relief, shoulder and neck massage – $95
Sweet Escape – Spa hair therapy treatment, haircut and blow dry – $75

14215-A Centreville Square
Centreville, Va. 20121
Phone:(703) 815-2224

60 min Couple’s Swedish Massage – $160
90 min Couple’s Swedish Massage – $220

Comfort & Joy Wellness Spa
9514-A Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 877-425-8801

90 minutes couples’ massage-$300

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North Virginia things to do in the weekend – January 20 – January 22, 2012

The weekend weather forecast looks grim. However, you have enough events to look forward to warm you up. Here are some ideas if you are looking to venture out.

Friday, January 20

Date night: Spend a leisurely night at the acclaimed, romantic French restaurant in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. La Bergerie participates in the Alexandria Restaurant Week offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $35.

Saturday, January 21

Music: Indulge in a musical night featuring Tom Chaplin, the Grammy Award -winning American musician, entertainer, singer-songwriter and storyteller. The solo concert will feature some of Tom’s musical hits at the Wolf Trap Barn. 7.30pm. $22

Food & Drink: Beat the chill with a cup of simmering hot soup, and wine next to a fireplace at Loudon Valley Vineyards. Click here for the soup menu. 11am. $12/person for glass of wine and bowl of soup, $2 extra for reserve wines.

Kids friendly: If we dodge the snow, head your li’l ones to Reston Town Center, where they can indulge in a skating session with Scooby-Doo, Tweety Bird, Cat in the Hat and more. 11am to 1pm Adults – $9.00/Children under 12 – $7.00

Date Night: Enjoy a delightful evening at the Market Street Bar and participate in the sounds of local musicians as they perform live from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. No cover charge.

Date Night/Cooking Class: Head over to Workhouse Arts Center that features Date Night: Chef’s Table every third Saturday of each month. Work along with your partner in this instructor-led class and prepare a delectable menu. Every month, a new dish is featured. 8-10pm $30 per person

Sunday, January 22

Family Friendly: Transport to a old-world storytelling at Bow-tie Cinemas, that features the classic “My Fair Lady” (1964) starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. $5. 11am

Date night: Visit Clyde’s of Tysons Corner for a casual wine night where most bottles of wine are value-priced. This is a perfect time to try something new, or indulge in your favorites. 4-9pm

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