You will be required to dance the following to a good social standard
Waltz, Quickstep, Social Foxtrot, Cha, Cha, Cha, Rumba and Ballroom Jive. You will be asked to dance with the ladies.
You will be required to dance the above to a good social standard. Ladies you will be asked to partner the single Gentleman hosts during their auditions. During your 30 minutes audition you will be asked to teach one of the above dances to at least a beginner’s standard. Whilst one of the two of you may be the main teacher, you must both be able to hold a dance class should the other be ill whilst on board.
Dress code for the day is smart Casual.Spaces on each day are strictly limited, so please advise us as soon as possible if you would like to attend and if so which is your preferred date.
What Is A Host
Gentleman dance hosts or dance host couples, (sometimes called cruise hosts). Dance hosts are expected to socialize with passengers and dance with the female passengers, who happen to greatly outnumber male passengers on most cruise and sometimes to provide accompaniment on shore excursions. Dance hosts must be present nightly and afternoons on sea days, on the dance floor "work the room", offering a dance to each unescorted female passenger, while being careful to not to show favouritism. They are also responsible for attending all ship-sponsored parties, They serve as general companions, making conversation and joining in for shipboard activities and games, Dance hosts should be sociable, physically fit, with impeccable manners of course, with good dance skills in dances such as the waltz, rumba and quickstep etc. A host must have an inherent love for dancing and socializing and not consider his responsibilities a job, because he'd be disappointed to learn that dance hosting is not a paid position. On the other hand, they will be sailing to exciting destinations on a luxury vessel, Cruise lines offering gentleman host programmes include Fred Olsen & Cunard.
Basic Qualification Requirements
A single gentleman or able to travel alone
Aged over 21
A moderate or non-drinker
A good social dancer
A good conversationalist and a good listener
Ability to mix with a wide range of people
Kind, honourable and happy community minded
Physically fit (able to dance for long periods of time each evening)
You must be able to
Socialise specifically with all the single ladies
Refrain from showing favouritism towards any special lady or group of ladies
Socialise with all passengers. Be comfortable initiating conversations
Remain courteous to passengers and all staff at all times
Be comfortable with formal manners at gatherings and events as well as more casual situations
Maintain orderliness and sobriety at all times
Be visible on days at sea to chat and mix with guests
Perform other duties or assist with special events as requested by the Cruise Director
See yourself as an auxiliary staff member and anticipate whatever needs doing.
Assist with shore excursions when requested.
Be actively involved during the daytime and evening
Be immaculately groomed and have an adequate cruise wardrobe
Afford air transportation from a distant port if the Cruise Director requests you disembark due to your inappropriate conduct.
Travel for two consecutive cruises for fly-cruises (approximately 1 month duration)
Dance and socialise at Cocktail Parties
Attend Masonic Gatherings & Service Clubs Meetings (only one person required)
Dance and socialise at Deck Parties
Dance with single ladies at Dance Classes
Attend Afternoon Tea Dances
Evening Dance Sessions (an hour at a time) sometimes until 1am
What You Will Need
Be up to date with inoculations
Visas when needed (you will be advised of this)
Credit/Debit Card or Cheque Book (to settle onboard account)
Worldwide Travel Insurance ( This must cover Hosting on cruises)
Black Watch 2015
If you wish to join us as a host please download a form and send it to us with a passport size photo
DANCE HOST COUPLES JOB DESCRIPTION
Run dance lessons at the times determined by the Cruise Director. These will usually take place on days at sea in the afternoon or when the ship sails earlyafternoon.
Liaise with the Cruise Director as to what lessons you are able tooffer.
Take part in any scheduled Deck Parties, Sail-Away parties etc to start the dancingoff.
Attend Tea Dances to dance with unescortedpassengers.
When in port you may wish to escort the Shore Excursions. Advise the Excursion Manager if you would like to be considered for this duty. You would be expected to dress smartly and wear your name badge.
Attend the “Travelling Alone Party” which is usually held on the first morning atsea.
This is a good chance to meet the single passengers who are most likely to want to dance eachevening.
Attend the Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Cocktail Parties (bothsittings).
Be available to dance with all unescorted passengers at all advertised dance times.
Check theDaily Times carefully as dancing takes place in differentvenues.
Have a selection of music with you in case you are asked to play recorded music fordancing.
Attend the repeat passengers cocktail party (usually one percruise).
The lady hostess must be a strong man dancer as she may need to dance withladypassengers
Both of you will need to be confident in teaching a beginnerclass
The steps must be broken down clearly and both the man and lady’s steps must be calledout.
Remember not everyone in the class will be able to see yourfeet.
You will both need to be confident in counting the class in on time (beat 2 in Latin isrequired)