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dance hosts

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We have found that on the smaller ships like Oriana & Aurora many of the entertainments officers often know how to ballroom & sequence dance, and are often happy to have a dance!  I know one of them mentioned to my friend that on themed ball nights they are there soley for dancing with passengers, and helping out the dance hosts...

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It is not P&O policy to employ Dance Hosts. When they have time available from hosting quizzes etc. the Entertainment Officers usually attend ,at least, the formal balls and dance with single passengers as do the Dance Instructors when hosting the evening.  The latter are not actually Dance Hosts in the accepted sense as they have to liase with the bands and draw up the programme for the evening so are not always free to dance but are generally willing to do so.

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On Arcadia in June the dance teachers were Peter and Pamela. They danced all evening with the passengers. I was alone and dancing with Pamela and Peter turned my cruise into a memory of a lifetime, rekindling my passion for Ballroom and Latin American Dancing in particular and also my interest in Modern Sequence dancing (along with Old Tyme, Line, Folk, Salsa and any other dancing you could mention. How I wished that I had asked them if they would exchange e-mail addresses so that I could have kept in touch and maybe book another cruise where they would be hosting the dancing. Now, 2 months later I am still 'buzzing' but, unfortunately, there are no ballroom dancing classes in my home town, or near enough for me to attend. I guess that Modern Sequence will have to suffice for the moment (when I have found myself a partner). Meanwhile, many thanks to Peter and Pamela, such a lovely, genuine, couple.

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Cunard ships have dance hosts but if you are looking for any degree of expertise in ballroom dancing they will not come up to scratch. Their dancing ability is extremely limited from what we have seen. However if it is just a 'turn around the floor' they would fit the bill.

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Hi  I was wondering whether the employment of male dance hosts on some cruises is open to the possibility of a sexual discrimination claim from male passengers if the company does not employ female hosts? 

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When we were on Fred Olsen "Braemar" in July there were 2 elderly male & 1 female dance hosts. They seemed very popular especially with the ladies.

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Hello,my wife and I cruise with Cunard ,and although we don't dance we spend some time most evenings in the Queens Room watching the dancing.In our experience the hosts are a mixed bunch.We actually socialised with three of them on QE earlier this month.They were lovely lively people and although I readily admit to not being qualified to say so,were very good dancers and hosts.

Rodger

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