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Old 08-25-2007, 09:13 PM
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I'm cruising on the Holiday out of Mobile Sept. 6, 2007. I've read about classes such as aerobics, yoga, pilates, kickboxing and dance classes available onboard. I'm wondering what kind of dance classes have been offered on the Carnival Holiday. I've already done a search on this website finding 17 bulletins that contained the words "dance class" and none of them are specific as to what style of dance may be taught. I hope it's not limited to something like country linedancing. Won't be taking any cowboy boots.
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There have different kinds. We took shag dance lesson once. And country line dance also....
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I was last on the Holiday in July. If I remember correctly, the dance classes offered were the cha-cha, 70's style, and country line dancing. I saw a few minutes of the end of one of the lessons. It looked like a lot of fun.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:22 AM
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I have a related question. Do you know if there are any of the staff in the dance areas to dance with those of us who love to dance but our spouses don't share those interests??
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:43 AM
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maryannb -- you leave on the Holiday the same day I return on the Holiday. Hopefully someone will have the answer to your question before then. You raise a valid and interesting question. I wonder what kind of accommodations Carnival would make for that. A male escort service: 10 cents a dance.

Are you referring to a partner for couples dance classes? Or, a partner for dancing in the nightclubs? Some of the dances mentioned here so far could be done without a partner: Country Line Dancing, 70's (if it's the Hustle and Bus Stop). The Cha-Cha and the Shag would be best with a partner, though. Maybe a man wants to take a dance class who does not have a partner or his wife doesn't dance. My husband would gladly dance with you, so I'll bet you'd have no problem getting a dance partner or multiple partners in the nightclubs. Get your husband to pick one for you. If Carnival doesn't have provisions for a partner in the classes, I'd pin a sign on my back that says "Looking for a Dance Partner." It will certainly be an icebreaker for meeting fun people.

Let's see what the veterans (experienced cruisers) have to say....
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:08 AM
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[quote]Originally posted by SuzyCruise:
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SuzieCruise and Maryannb I think I can answer both questions but the answer will not be very satisfying. My daughter has danced for Carnival for 5 years and the dance classes depend on who gives the lesson. Dancers volunteer for this duty and teach whatever they know best. So while Line dancing may have been on the Holiday when Joe was cruising, if the crew changed it could be Hip Hop now.
The cruises I have been on had a couple of things, Hip hop and Line dancing for example. Only once have I found any parterning lessons and they were "sponsered" by the Stage Band. ( My daughter partnered with me, what a thrill that was)
My wife does not typically come with me and while partner dances are not common it is fun to have someone to line up with. I have never failed to make a quick aquantance just for that 30 min. Once it worked into a friendship for the week. Turns out we had a lot in common including our spouses, neither of whom would come to the dance lessons. ( and yes just friendship if you were thinking something different)
Watch the capers to find out when, but they won't say what, just go and dance whatever they teach. You might even get one of the male dancers from time to time.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:50 AM
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Actually I was referring to a dance partner for the clubs. My husband is just not too interested! (not to mention he has no rhythm and doesn't hear well so he can't pick up on the beat) We took ballroom dance lessons for a year and he did okay, but it's just not his thing.
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:03 AM
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Anyone who shows up in a nightclub on a cruise is going to be in a party mood. You'll have no problem finding a dance partner. After your husband has a few drinks he'll probably feel like dancing. And since everyone there will be having so much fun, no one will care (including you) if he has no rhythm. Just think, you can do whatever you want to do without inhibitance because you may never see any of the people again, and they'll be too drunk to remember. You may even inspire others to let down their hair.
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:54 AM
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You're right, Suzycruise. Heck, if I have too many drinks, I won't care if I have a partner or not!
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