1. What exactly IS Dancin’ At Sea–and who should contact you for information about the program?
This program is designed for dance studios that want to enhance their students’ public performance opportunites and experience.
2. How does the program work?
We combine a family cruise vacation aboard major cruise lines allowing the dancers of all ages to perform in the main theatres/show rooms of the ship. These shows are open to ALL cruise passengers. The number of performances is determined by the length of the cruise and the Studio Director.
Cruising has become so popular in the last 20 years. The destinations vary from the Caribbean to the Mexican Riviera to Alaska. It allows families to enjoy multiple cruise activities and explore new destinations while their “dancer” performs in professional venues.
4. What is included in the cost of the cruise and what isn’t?
We include just about everything! The cruise fare, meals, gratuities for all service personnel, costs for rehearsals, performances, cocktail / coketail parties, award ceremonies, performance invitations and announcments,dancer shirts; and most of all each group is escorted—which only enhances our specialty. Hands on experience! Additional costs are only those expenses of a personal nature such as gift shop, bar purchases casino and shore excursions in each port.
5. What is done to make sure that the experience is a good one and everything runs smoothly?
Nothing is ever 100% perfect in everyones eyes. However, due to our 18 years of experience, our escorts are able to foresee any possible “hiccups” and address those issues so that we do have “smooth sailing”. If there is a problem, it is addressed on board with the proper personnel immediately.
6. What else can you share with readers about this unique experience?
We bring families and friends together for an experience that will last for years. Many of our studios have sailed with us 3 times or more! Visit our website and see many actual performances aboard the ships.
Robin Smith is the Owner/Director of CALADESI TRAVEL / DANCIN’ AT SEA®, which has been around for over 18 years. Ms. Smith has 29 years of experience as a travel professional, and she has also been an elite competitive gymnast, dancer and instructor.
For more details about Dancin’ At Sea, visit their website, which has photos, videos and testimonials about the experience.
Inquiries from dance studio owners are welcome.