We were honored to welcome guests from Canada (Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia) and the USA (New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado).
We began our group activities with a guided bus tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. An in-depth 5 hour motorcoach tour round trip from our host hotel. It was a fantastic way to get to know the local area!
On Saturday, March 30th we sailed out of Long Beach, California on the Carnival Splendor. We had two port stops - one in Cabo San Lucas and one in Puerto Vallarta (where we docked overnight!). And we had three Sea Days, which allowed for full days of workshops, open dancing and general shenanigans!
Here’s what I taught during our workshops:
ONE MORE SHOT by me (NEW dance just released on the ship - step sheet on its way - 32 count improver with no tags or restarts!)
FIGHT FOR YOU by me
CEECEE by Hayley Wheatley
GOOD VIBES by Fred Whitehouse
THE NEWFIE STOMP by Mike Hitchen
BETHLEHEM CHILD by Rot Verdonk, Sebastian Holtland & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane
YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW by Karl-Harry Winson
During a FUN “From The Vault” session we dusted off some of my OLD dances in celebration of 25 Years! I taught MAMMA AFRIKA and THREE WISHES and we danced:
GRAB SOMEBODY SEXY
RHYTHM OF LIFE
During a “Bring Back the 90s” session, we tried our feet at two oldies from back in my early days of teaching:
DANCE RANCH ROMP by Jo Thompson Szymanski
SKI BUMPUS by Linda De Ford
Our traditional Theme Breakfast posed a special challenge! Folks were asked to show up wearing an item (or items) that represented one of my dances OR the track to one of my dances! We were blown away with people’s creativity and gave out several prizes! To see what people wore please go to my dedicated Facebook page and you see the pics: Line Up and Dance with Gerard.
Susan and I continue to feel blessed to have the opportunity to escort our line dance friends on these cruise vacations. So many memories and new experiences! Everyone is off home now, but I’m already getting nudges for our next cruise in 2021! We’ve some early thoughts percolating!
If you’d like to be added to our enewsletter list for special announcements about upcoming cruises, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words ‘add to enewsletter’ in the SUBJECT line.
Hats off to Nadine Doucet at CAA Atlantic. As a seasoned travel consultant, Nadine excels at customer service and is an integral part of our team. She manages all cruise bookings and coordinates with the cruise company, she helps guests with individual airfare needs, she organizes our pre-cruise hotel/bus tour/bus transfer to the port AND she helps guests with any additional pre or post cruise vacation planning! We really do take care of EVERYTHING!!
Thank you to everyone who chose to vacation with us and we look forward to the next opportunity we have to sail and dance together!