Do any of the lines offer dance lessons as an afternoon activity & or dance couple performances at night. Thisused to be offered al the time in the catskills & was enjoyed by even the young ones back then--old ones now!!
Would love to see more dance classes. Very basic so everyone could see how easy it is to look good on the dance floor. Years ago my daughter and I were on a cruise and spent time every night teaching individuals different line dances. Now My husband and I love to dance and would love to share with others. See some of you on the Norwegian Star 11/21/04
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just got off Royal Caribbean Radiance - line dance and salsa in the afternoon and country line dancing in the evening - those were the lessons; dancing available in the disco and Colony club - also the Centrum - but way too small for any reall ballroom steps.
I have noticed on RCCL that they always have line dancing lessons probably because they sometimes have a western. On celebrity they had the jive and tango. Keep on checking in the daily activities sheet. On longer cruises they tend to repeat the sessions a few times. The only thing I noticed was there tends to more females than males so it is a good idea to bring a partner with you.
I just returned from teaching dance lessons on the NCL Dream.
Cruise lines often use agencys to place couples on cruises to teach the dance lessons, though the line dancing and specialty party dances are often taught by the cruise director's staff.
I taught 6 one hour classes on the seven night voyage: Swing, Cha Cha, Line Dancing, Square Dancing, Two-Step and another Swing class.
On three nights the NCL Dream Show Band played Ballroom music in the theatre where we social danced for about an hour either before or between shows.
The classes I taught were up to me...the cruise director and I met the first afternoon and discussed what I'd be doing. You (and the cruise director) may not know until you sail if there will be a dance couple on board. So it will vary cruise to cruise depending on the couple hired and the space available for dancing. Ships these days, sans the QM2, don't have ballrooms or large dance floors....
My next cruise is on the NCL Jewel as a dance host...I sure hope there will be dancing so I can earn my Keep!
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Most RCI cruises have dance classes, and I have been on a few Carnival cruises where there wasn't any dance classes. The classes are one of the funnest ways to exercise and learn something new. When I am on a cruise I always do all of the classes, plus you can meet some cool people. I still know some of the dances I learned on a cruise.
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Almost every cruise I've ever taken has offered at least line dancing classes, and usually swing, cha-cha, or some others as well. They are great fun, and free. They are also a great way to meet others aboard the ship.
They had them on the Carnival Miracle last week. Only problem was they were ONLY offered at 8:30 p.m. on certain nights. So if you had late dinner (8:15 pm) which we did, we missed them. We really wanted to go to them but didn't want to have to forfeit dinner in the dining room to go. Would have been nice to have them offered a couple of different times.
Been on a couple of cruise lines, and the last one Celebrity Infinity had quite a bit of dancing and classes on board including Argentinian Tango, Salsa, Line dancing, and other latin and ballroom classes. There was enough room to do a bit of serious dancing on one of the three dance floors, and the music varied quite a bit at night in each of the lounges so you could do anything from salsa to a bit of waltz if you wanted. The classes were all included but if you wanted you could have additional classes for the Tango but these were extra.
I also went on Princess a few times and generally they had nothing to shout about, apart from one cruise that we did and this was on Regal Princess which had a really nice size dance floor and I think it use to be a P&O ship prior to Princess. This had two dance teachers on there called Jackie and Jamie McVicar. They were English and ballroom and Latin dance champions. They did classes nearly every day which were included in the cruise. The classes were very good, and the ship catered for this in the evening by having music in the lounge with the dance floor by having a band that played the appropriate music to dance ballroom and latin to.
I must admit I have tried to find Jackie and Jamie to see where they are now, but have up to now been unable to. So if anyone knows let me know please.