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Old January 6th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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Greetings, all:

My partner of 16 years and I will be sailing aboard the Golden Princess in March. We are both gentlemen of a certain age. It will be our first time cruising with Princess. We have been taking ballroom dance lessons and have a question for experienced Princess cruisers. What do you think the reaction would be of your average Princess cruiser if we were to dance together? We don't wish to frighten the horses, but figure this might be a wonderful opportunity to practice our steps.

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Old January 6th, 2006, 11:23 AM
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Dance the night away...
Everyone is going to have an opinion of everything... but you cant let that cause you to miss out on a great experience... That is so cool you are taking ballroom lessons... You'll have so many opportunities on board to use them. You can even go to the ballroom classes that they offer and show em how its done
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Rachelle's right..if anything people will be jealous of you because they probably tried to convince their spouse to take ballroom lessons also and people that love to dance, love to dance so they could give a 'rats behind"about your dancing together

be prepared, several female passengers who love to ballroom dance and have spouses (or traveling by themselves or with another woman) will try to break you up so they can receive an opportunity to dance with each of you

I don't think it will be an issue...dance the night away !!!

just curious, which ballroom dance was the hardest to learn ? I'm thinking about taking some lessons
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I couldn't agree more with both posts. On board the Diamond in 05 there was a gentlemen couple dancing and they drew quite an audience. Trust me, they were envied not judged.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 05:25 PM
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Venice -

Many thanks to you and everyone else who has responded in such an encouraging fashion.

As far as the hardest dance to learn, we've only worked on the salsa and foxtrot to date. Although the salsa looks harder, the basic steps were easier to master. Being slower, the foxtrot appears simpler but requires much more attention to detail.

In any case, we've been having a wonderful time taking the lessons and can highly recommend the experience to anyone interested.

Thanks again to all.
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One of my favorite all time movies is "Out To Sea" with Jack Lemon and Walter Matheau and I think it was filmed onboard HAL Westerdam and they were posing as dance escorts

Perhaps you two will be invited by Princess to be guest dance partners onboard the Princess lines and get free cruises

With the growing popularity of ballroom dancing on tv, more and more people will be taking lessons also and there is no better venue then the cruise ship

The Captain's cocktail party will be the best night to show your stuff

Judgemental people onboard cruise ships are too busy eating to worry about anything else (VBG)
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You go guys!! It is your cruise and your life.
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Although I may not agree with the situation, you are entitled to dance with whom ever you wish to, and to heck with others who have a bigger problem with it. I do agree that you should let some of the ladies have a whirl with you two, since most husbands don't ballroom dance.
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I say go for it! Have you seen the way the girls dance together these days in the night clubs? They way they grind against each other? At least the two of you will look totally elegant! We are on the Golden Princess March 11. Maybe we will see you on the dance floor!
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PLEASE LOOK AROUND AND MAKE SURE NO CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE SURE TO MAKE THEM ASK QUESTIONS THAT PARENTS MAY NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS TO.
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bpd457,

I don't know exactly what "activities" you are talking about. The OP asked about ballroom dancing.

If a very young child asks their parents why two men are dancing together (and I doubt that they would) all the parent has to say is they enjoy dancing. As for an older child, unless they are VERY sheltered, they already know and wouldn't ask.

IMO, a good parent would have an appropriate answer for any age child.

These children are going to grow up to be part of this world, and in this world there are many people who do things differently. IMO, the younger they learn this, the better.

Men dance together, women dance together, groups of people dance together! I really don't think children care at all! I know I don't!
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younger kids take their cues from their parents !!!!

don't know what part of the USA you live in, but have you been watching PBS lately?..they have been showing the ballroom dancing national championships and it has been just awesome to watch
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I will be sailing on the Grand in March and have 2 young children. I agree with Fern; I can tell them that you both enjoy dancing if they ask. I don't have any objections to you ballroom dancing in front of me or my children.

Have a great cruise!
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I think most of our young adults/teens are much more accepting of the alternative life styles today. I also agree that the younger kids will take their cue from the parents. It's just not that big of deal.
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I agree it's your cruise - have fun! I sailed the Grand last Sept and made a few gay men cruising together and single. You'll have a great time and be the envy of all of us with two left feet!
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Go ahead and dance the night away.

I also second or third the other posters suggestion that if you can share yourselves for a few dances with the ladies or maybe a couple of gentlemen who's partners don't dance it would be great.

My mother always told me that learning to dance is the best way to meet a lady and she wasn't wrong. The only problem is that I have two left feet and no rhythm. But at least I met a great girl and we can fake it pretty well.

Take care and have a great time.
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Besides, life is too short and if someone is too busy on their vacation/cruise worrying who someone else is dancing with, they really need to get a life. Have a fantastic time.
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I'm surprised none of you referred to the rest of the world where men (or women) dancing together is not only not unusual but usually very happy and/or joyous. We have been observers and sometimes even participants in such dancing in Greece, Italy, the South Seas, Caribbean, Turkey, Russia, Argentina, etc., etc., etc. Dance is an expression of life in all its wondrous forms. Enjoy! Have a ball! LIVE!
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great point winner !!! you are absolutely right that it is a cultural thing..funny how sometimes we "world class travelers" have tunnel vision
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Dance all night enjoy !!!!! your cruise
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