Dance lessons on cruises and at resorts


Student performances during the Grand Banquet are the culmination of Dance Camp Las Vegas, held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel-Casino, June 16, 2011. (Mark Damon/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
September 2, 2011

These days, you can waltz off on a dance cruise, tango away a weekend or jive it up for a whole week on a dance escape. And you can do it at home or abroad. Here are a few additional programs:

USA Dance National Dance Cruise: Take ballroom, Latin and club-style dance classes aboard Holland America’s MS Westerdam Dec. 4-11. The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and makes stops in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

Price: $999 to $2,649 double occupancy. Single occupancy is on a request-only basis. All taxes, port fees and cruise insurance included.

Info: 866-391-2680, www.dancecruiseusadance.com

Stardust Dance: Several dance weekends and cruises throughout the year. The next weekend program runs Sept. 9-11 at the Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa in Ellenville, N.Y., about 90 miles from New York City and Albany in the Shawagunk Mountains. Prices, which include lodging and meals, range from $315 to $739.

The next cruise is Jan. 22-29 on Royal Caribbean, departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, with ports of call in St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao. Fares $550 to $1,660 depending on type of room and single, double or triple occupancy. Meals included. Taxes and port charges are an additional $196.18.

Info: 800-537-2797, www.stardustdance.com

Dancers at Sea: The Georgia-based company runs several cruises a year. The next one is a 13-night trip starting Oct. 19 from Sydney, Australia, aboard the Dawn Princess. Ports of call include New Zealand’s Fjordland National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and Bay of Isles. Fares from $3,290 per person.

Info: 888-791-2918, www.dancersatsea.com

Ballroom Vermont: Week-long dance camps every summer at the Mount Snow Grand Summit Resort in West Dover, Vt. All levels welcome. The next camp runs Aug. 19-24.

Price is $2,599 for couples and $1,649 for singles before Nov. 1. After that date, $2,699 for couples and $1,699 for singles. Lodging, breakfast, dinner and classes included.

Info: 800-242-8785, www.ballroomdancecamp.com

— N.T.

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