Cruise ship host program works like this
Gentlemen HostŪ should possess the understanding and skills
described below as a necessary minimum:
Be able to discern the musical beats to a piece of dance
Understand the beats-per-measure in a piece of music,
such as 4/4 and 3/4 time so that rhythms can be
Be able to dance to the music on time and on
Be able to correctly hold his dance partner relative to
body position and placement of head, arms, hands and
Understand the basic fundamentals in leading his
Distinguish and know the standard dances: Fox Trot,
Swing, Waltz, Rumba, and Cha-Cha.
Using the standard dances listed above, be able to dance
a minimum of 5 Bronze (basic) Level steps in
American-Social Style. (Any variations of each dance
step, or the ability to dance International Style are
Understand and practice the traditional "line of
dance" rule of movement on the dance floor:
Outside lanes move counter-clockwise for faster
dances like Fox Trot, Waltz, etc.
Center dance floor is for Swing, Slow dancing, Free
style, Line dances.
Rumba, Cha-cha dance in your own small area.
Understand etiquette sufficiently to:
Ask politely by being close enough to extend his
hand to the lady when requesting a dance. Graciously
use the phrase, "May I have the pleasure of this
dance with you?"
Guide the lady to the floor & return her to her
chair or prior location. Again, thank her.
Spend your time equally between your dance partners.
Abilities desirable, but not absolutely necessary:
(Levels 4 & 5)
Be able to begin adding some "other" dances that are
sometimes danced aboard Cruise Ships including... Tango,
Samba, Quick Step, Merengue, Salsa, Two-Step, Polka,
Viennese Waltz, etc.
Be able to correctly execute eight or more
(approximately) steps / patterns for each of the