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The mission statement of Dancers At Sea is to facilitate the optimum experience for those who love to ballroom dance with trained and gracious partners.
All our hosts are energetic, professionally trained and are delightful and fun companions. Our hosts will dance exclusively with our
passengers and will also offer daily group dance instruction to all Dancers At Sea participants.

Please click here if you would like to read a few testimonials from some of our many satisfied guests.

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Your team of dance hosts to guarantee your dancing pleasure.
Wendy OlsenWendy Olsen - As owner of Dancers at Sea, Wendy combines her passion for Ballroom Dancing with years of experience in the Travel and Cruise Business. She coordinates all the travel and dancing details of a cruise to fulfill every dancer's dream.

Brandon BarrancoBrandon Barranco - Brandon has been teaching since 2006. He has received multiple top teacher accolades and has been recognized as one of the best in the country in Pro and Amateur competition. As a performer he has been featured in productions such as Bravo Birmingham, Dancing With The Stars Pro Show, Dare to Dance, Miss Alabama and most recently Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars. His choreography credits include hit productions of Annie, Footloose, The Producers, Bye Bye Birdie, Into the Woods among others.

ShaidaShaida - As your reservation specialist and future cruise consultant, Shaida will take excellent care in arranging all the details to make your dance cruise dream a reality! Cheerful and helpful to all of our customers both in preparing for their voyage with answers to all of your questions as well as during their cruise with any requests...and Yes! She likes to dance too! Amber AustinAmber Austin - Amber resides in Ashville, NC where she is a certified instructor of all ballroom generes. An expert of rhythm and interpretive movement, and performer of classical, modern,and acrobatic theatrical arts. She is gracious, friendly and will enhance your dancing both in learning and social dancing to your hearts content!
Jacklyn ShapiroJacklyn Shapiro - Jacklyn is both an excellent instructor as well as performer in a variety of dances. Instructing group classes and private lessons from beginner (bronze) to advanced level (gold) in both American and International styles of Ballroom Dance, Argentine Tango and Latin Dance (Salsa/Bachata). Maria Fiora Maria Fiora - Originally from Italy, Maria now lives on the East Coast. She found her passion for teaching and competing in Fred Astaire Dance Studios where she went on to own her own studio. With a background in music and fitness, she is inspired to teach dancers how to understand music and the details of partnership. She was a professional American Rhythm competitor from 1994-2003 in the United States with her Greek dance partner. They trained dancers in the US and Greece while also performing in Latin and Argentine Tango. In 2003 she opened Dance With Maria, where she enjoys teaching men and women footwork, styling, musicality and the beauty of dance.
Stephen LipfordStephen Lipford - Stephen has been dancing for almost 10 years in Johnson City, Tennessee. He is a Divida Certified Instructor in Smooth and Rhythm. He enjoys dancing all styles, from Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, Latin, Club, and Country-Western. Louie Arnold ScheckwitzLouie Arnold Scheckwitz - Louie discovered late in life that he was born to dance. Over ten years dancing Latin, Swing and Ballroom and over five years as a dance host on Land and Sea is your assurance of fun on your feet. A continual dance education and healing through movement practice with Nia, have provided him with comfort, ease and joy on the dance floor. World travel, fresh food, great friendships, healing fitness is his focus. Louie is energetic, well dressed, and is here to make your cruise memorable and wonderful. Welcome to Dancers at Sea!
Aimee NeumannAimee Neumann - Aimee has always enjoyed dancing but never started any formal training until 2014. After just one ballroom class she was hooked, and it has been a strong passion of hers ever since. She has competed as an amateur in both rhythm and smooth styles and has won many awards in both. She currently dances at the gold/open level in smooth but enjoys training in standard as well. Her smile and enthusiasm for dance and her partners shine when she is on the floor, either competitively or socially. Martin PickeringMartin Pickering - Martin has been teaching dance for 20+ years and competing professionally for 17. He is certified in smooth, standard, rhythm, and Latin through the silver level and qualified through open gold. Martin is very passionate about creating expression through movement and teaching others the way to find it within themselves. Helping to create a fun, supportive and motivated dance community is what he strives for, and is looking forward to bringing that mission to dancers at sea. See you on the dance floor!
Jatindah SinghJatindah Singh - J lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK. He started dancing in 1993, beginning with Salsa, Merengue and "Modern Jive". He then acquired skill in Argentine Tango, Kizomba, Bachata, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Night Club 2 Step and Lindy Hop as well as both smooth and standard ballroom and rhythm as well as Latin. A truly distinguished gentleman with a genuine joy of music and dancing and a desire to share that joy! Philip SpinkaPhilip Spinka - Philip worked as a professional dancer, instructor and performer for nearly twenty years, receiving his IHDA Hustle and GPDIA West Coast Swing teaching certifications. As a competitor he won and placed in hundreds of competitions. Based in New York at Stepping Out Studio for several years, Philip taught and performed in Manhattan, Philadelphia and New Jersey. He is on staff at Stardust Dance, teaching in New York and on cruises, as well as teaching at his Studio 221 in Clarks Summit, PA. Philip teaches that only music and connection should passionately motivate dancers.
James SangenitoJames Sangenito - James has brought the joy of dancing to students and dancers of all ages. He has taught ballroom dance in elementary school, in college, and in dance studios in Manhattan. He and his wife were recommended to teach ballroom dance on cruise ships and have been doing so since 2003, enriching the enjoyment of passengers who love cruising. Trained by Pierre Dulaine, Jamie Cuneen and Paul Pellicoro, James has a range and versatility in ballroom dance that has entertained ballroom dance enthusiasts for over twenty five years. Robert CooperHulya Erhan-Sangenito - Ballroom dancing has been a source of joy and inspiration for over 25 years. While D.J. and hostess at Dulaine Dance Studio, she and her husband were recommended to teach on cruise ships and have been doing so since 2003. Attending teacher training at Dulaine Dance and at Dancesport in Manhattan and substitute teaching at Stepping Out Studios in New York have provided a solid foundation for teaching beginners to dance in smooth and rhythm ballroom dances as well as Argentine Tango. Her source of greatest satisfaction, however, moved by music, is in dancing socially with others.
Janie NordbergJanie Nordberg - Janie and Andy Nordberg are 8 time USA Dance national open level dancesport champions. As well as having 8 national titles, they were also finalists in the USA Dance American Smooth and American Rhythm national open level championships for 12 years running. In 2014, they placed in the top 6 of the Senior II International Standard style division of the USA Dance national championships winning them a trip to the World Championships of this event held in Toronto, Canada where they were 1 of 5 couples representing the USA there. You will blossom on the dance floor with their generous and gracious gift of sharing ballroom dance aboard Dancers At Sea! Andy NordbergAndy Nordberg - Janie and Andy Nordberg are 8 time USA Dance national open level dancesport champions. As well as having 8 national titles, they were also finalists in the USA Dance American Smooth and American Rhythm national open level championships for 12 years running. In 2014, they placed in the top 6 of the Senior II International Standard style division of the USA Dance national championships winning them a trip to the World Championships of this event held in Toronto, Canada where they were 1 of 5 couples representing the USA there. You will blossom on the dance floor with their generous and gracious gift of sharing ballroom dance aboard Dancers At Sea!
Ashlyn RandolphAshlyn Randolph - At age 16, Ashlyn took her first ballroom dance group class and was immediately hooked. She competed in American Style Rhythm and Smooth in North Carolina before moving to Provo, UT. At Utah Valley University she was part of the UVU Ballroom Company and began competing in International Latin. In the midst of training from some of the top coaches in the US, she has also directed and produced her own dance shows for charity, owns a health and wellness blog for dancers, and shares her love of dance with others through teaching. Ashlyn’s upbeat spirit and charisma will enable you to thrive on your dance voyage! John MoserJohn Moser - John has loved to dance his entire life! At first, it was freestyle and then he found East Coast Swing...he was hooked! He started his ballroom training with attention to frame, rhythm, smoothness, and a gentle lead. He loves all genres of dance now and does it all! He has hosted in the Catskills and aboard Crystal. We welcome John to Dancers At Sea with his passion for music and movement, and he is always happy to see his partner smiling!
Melissa KellarMelissa Kellar - Melissa started dancing at the age of 5, including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and lyrical. She fell in love with ballroom at the age of 16, and only a year later won American smooth and rhythm as a junior pro/am at the world promotions world championship! As a professional she has won the American rhythm Astaire world championship, open rhythm regional champion and open rhythm national finalist! Sail away with Dancers At Sea and enjoy the enthusiastic talent and charm of our beautiful "Missy"! Phil PalmaPhil Palma - Phil is currently an instructor at the Goldcoast Ballroom in South Florida. He has taught there for many years and inspired many dancers to achieve their dreams on the dance floor! Well versed in all styles of Ballroom dance and has a particular flair for fun with Hustle, West Coast, Swing and Salsa! He loves teaching, social dancing and traveling the world with Dancers At Sea!
Yana SchlenkerYana Schlenker - Originally from Russia where she began dancing at the age of 6, Yana is currently a dance instructor at Cheryl Burke Dance Studio in California. She excels in Bolero, Chacha, Salsa & Nightclub 2step! She is engaging, energetic, classy & elegant. She is a patient & fun instructor and will make you feel at ease! Eliot MalamudEliot Malamud - Finishing off a career traveling the world practicing Engineering and Law, Eliot is pursuing his passion for ballroom dance with particular emphasis in Latin and Argentine Tango. Eliot has never stopped perfecting his art. Hosting on Crystal and Silversea cruises has taught Eliot that the lead, communication, and passion are critical to happy feet, and bringing a smile to his partners’ faces, and now his delight is to dance with you on a Dancers At Sea voyage soon!
Maria DurantMaria Durant - Maria started dancing at the age of 7. She is trained in ballroom, salsa, swing, ballet, jazz, gymnastics, hip-hop and tap. A Ballroom instructor since 2002, and competitor in American Smooth until 2006. She is an inspiring instructor, passionate about dance with a sincere desire to improve the physical and emotional wellness of her students. You will enjoy her talent and gracious spirit on and off the dance floor with Dancers At Sea! Kevin WoodsKevin Woods - Kevin has been a ballroom dancer for more than eighteen years. He dances all American and International styles in Smooth and Latin. He also loves to dance West Coast Swing, Bolero, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata, Night Club, and Hustle. From 2004-2008 Kevin competed as an amateur in several dance competitions throughout the US. When he's not hosting he resides in Vegas where he is a retired Information Technology Consultant and Military Officer. You will delight in his personality and proficiency!
Shane NeuwissenShane Meuwissen - Over many years of teaching dance, this top-notch instructor has perfected the art of teaching anyone to dance. His DVIDA certification in Latin, Ballroom, Smooth, and Rhythm, allow him to bring precise technique to dancing, but also permit him the freedom to explore the true character and feelings behind the dance. After teaching competitive and social dancing for years at one of the top studios in the US, he now brings his nuanced understanding and passion to Dancers At Sea!! Jeff ChinnJeff Chinn - Jeff has danced and competed for 30 years and is a USA dance 9 dance champion! His career as an engineer and achievements as a gymnast gave him a deep passion for achieving goals through dedication. You will find social dancing with Jeff an enjoyable and rewarding experience on your next Dancers At Sea voyage.
Mack MckenzieMack McKenzie - Started his professional Ballroom dancing career at World Champion Productions at the age of 19. His home town is Savannah, Georgia, where he dances and trains others in the beauty and art of ballroom dancing. He is fluid in a multitude of styles of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and lyrical dancing and has performed in many theatrical productions. Mack's favorite thing about dance is pushing his body to the limit to achieve new heights. You will take delight in his charming demeanor and his repertoire of exciting dance moves! Buddy StottsBuddy Stotts - Buddy started his professional career as a gymnast and dancer in award winning Vegas Cabaret where he became a lead singer, dancer and MC! He discovered Ballroom dancing in NYC and loved it! He has won 1st place titles in Swing and Hustle and has performed on Broadway in "A Chorus Line". He also loves to perform as a stand up comedian and will keep you smiling, laughing, and dancing like a dream! Buddy teaches all styles of American Rhythm, Smooth as well as Salsa, Bolero, Argentine Tango, Hustle, Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing!
Allan ThompsonAllan Thompson – Allan joins Dancers At Sea from Edmonton, Canada. a gentleman host with a large variety of fun dance leads to graciously share with you on the dance floor. Allan is a great conversationalist and avid traveler and friend to all! Andre GosselinAndre Gosselin - Andre has been an enthusiast on the dance floor since the age of 14! A former Canadian Latin Champion and Fred Astaire Eastern Smooth Champion, he has lived in the US since 1990. He is a licentiate with the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and has owned the Fred Astaire studio in Red Bank, New Jersey for 20 years. An absolute delight on the dance floor, he obviously loves what he does and inspires you to "Dance your Dreams".
Dale MorethDale Moreth- Ballroom dancing for 17 years in both Latin and Smooth. Dale really enjoys moving to the beat of the Rumba and "dancing on the clouds" to the Waltz. He also loves to hike and has "walked above the clouds" in Colorado, Alaska, and Scotland. Before Ballroom dancing, he was a nightclub dancer, so you are guaranteed fun on the dance floor no matter what is playing! Mario AvilaMario Andreas Avila - Mario studied Jazz, ballet and Flamenco before discovering Ballroom. He has taken his street jazz styles and Ballroom to many schools and studios as choreographer, performer and instructor. Look for him as a principal dancer in the feature film "Swing." Mario's ballroom pedagogy occurs under the direction of the Palomar Ballroom. He specializes in Latin/Rhythm dances such as Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha and Bolero, and his repertoire also includes American Smooth Ballroom.
Earl ForteEarl Forte - Earl is a long-time Ballroom and Nightclub dancer in the NY-NJ-PA area and has received extensive training from some of the nation's leading professionals in various styles of dance. He currently dances more than 15 dance styles, having won competitions in Hustle, Rumba, Salsa and West Coast Swing. Partners of all levels find dancing with Earl an absolute pleasure and often comment on his classy style and smooth, gentle lead. His smiling face, fabulous dancing spirit and infectious personality make for wonderful entertainment as well! Jeff MannJeff Mann - Jeff is a well liked social dancer and host with past competition experience in West Coast Swing, Night Club 2 step, and Country 2 step. His passion for dance goes back almost 30 years and is based on the philosophy of helping his partner look and feel good. With joy for all dances, including American Smooth, American Rhythm and Salsa, Jeff's favorites are still West Coast swing, Nightclub two-step, Country two-step, Hustle, and Argentine Tango.
Danny CarterDanny Carter - Danny is a member of the National Dance Council of America and is owner and founder of Dance Moves in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Danny began his career as a ballroom dancer in Atlanta with the Fred Astaire Studio in 1982. After teaching and competing in ballroom dance, he moved to New York to become a professional performer. During his six years with American Ballroom Theater, Danny appeared on stage from Hong Kong to the Kennedy Center, performing to wide critical acclaim. Danny's greatest pleasure comes from teaching others the art and skill of dance. You will absolutely enjoy your opportunity to dance with Danny on Dancers At Sea! Randy CookRandy Cook - Randy has been an avid dancer in all ballroom styles as well as Argentine tango for over 25 years. He has been a studio owner and pro-am competitive instructor and has recently chosen to retire and teach part time and now enjoys the opportunity to travel! In addition to dancing, he enjoys golfing 3 times a week in his home state of sunny Florida! He has an extensive background, a cordial gentleman with a myriad of experience in helping dancers like you enjoy their journey of dance!
Arthur KobylasArthur Kobylas - Arthur's love of dancing began in high school in his native home of Poland, continuing on a dance team in college. He rekindled his passion of ballroom dancing 12 years ago, has had excellent training, competed, and most of all, enjoys sharing his talent with our lucky ladies at sea. Arthur is an enjoyable and gracious host! Dan MercadoDan Mercado - Dan has been dancing since his college days (35+ years) and performed for over 10 years with the Beverly Hills Dance Ensemble. He is a sought-after Latin and ballroom and swing dance partner, and as a recently retired electrical engineer, he has expanded his hosting avocation to include cruise ships. From salsa to polka to slow foxtrot to Viennese Waltz, Dan's versatility and gentle leading style and personality bring a comfortable and enjoyable dancing experience to ladies of all levels.
Joe GlasgowJoe Glasgow - Joe was introduced to the world of dance at the young age of 7. He and his twin brother were encouraged and trained throughout the coming years. Joe pursued the world of dance in New York and performed with the Babiak International Dance Ensemble. He eventually embraced the art and discipline of Ballroom and now competes at gold level! He is a regular in the Sarasota, Florida social ballroom community and a favorite of the ladies with Dancers At Sea as he shares his enthusiastic joy and talent with us. Greg SipeGreg Sipe - Greg brings 30 years of experience as a professional instructor and pro-am competitor in International and Standard as well as Rhythm and Swing. A handsome host extraordinaire who shares his talent and gracious manners with the ladies as he cruises and dances his way around the world with Dancers At Sea!
 Steeve jean Louis Steeve jean Louis - An excellent professional dancer and competitor, Steeve Jean Louis teaches students in all American smooth, American rhythm, International Ballroom and International Latin dances. He began his training in ballroom dancing in 1997. Having discovered his true passion he moved to Florida in 2004 to perform, compete and teach. He has trained with several top dance champions and has won numerous top title in various dancesport championships. He is an outstanding teacher and one of the most versatile dancers in the world. You will light up the dance floor when you dance with Steeve! Steve WilliamsSteve Williams - Steve Williams - Steve is a recently retired gentleman from Her Majesties Prison Service. He is a very competent and well trained dancer, 6ft. tall and in his late '50s. Steve loves ballroom, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz. He has gained proficiency and flair in the Latin dances and shines in Jive and Rock-n-Roll.
Derrick Van AdrighemDerrick Van Adrighem - Derrick now lives and teaches ballroom dance in San Diego, California. Originally from Utah, he is a national champion with the BYU Latin formation team and a Blackpool champion with the Utah Valley Touring Company. A wonderful leader and instructor who loves to share the joy of dance with all dance enthusiasts as he imparts his inspiration in a full variety of dance styles. Michael SternbergMichael Sternberg - Retiring early from a career in newspaper advertising sales and management, Michael Sternberg is very active in his ballroom dance community, both as a social dancer and as a teacher. He is proficient in Latin, Ballroom, Swing, and country western! When not on the dance floor, he's hiking in nature, or belting out popular songs in karaoke venues or piano bars. You will enjoy his easy-going friendly persona and his wonderful lead on the dance floor!
Derrick Van AdrighemHamid Mansory - Hamid's passion for life and dance come together on the dance floor. He gently and competently leads ladies of all levels in a wide range of dances from Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz to Quick Step. His friendly personality is enhanced by enriching experiences he has had that remind him of how precious life is. His love of dancing, travel, music, nature, cultural diversity and meeting new people has led him to hosting on Cruise ships around the world.  

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