”I want to bring the joy of dance
the world over to show people how
much learning to dance can help them
with their wellbeing”
Founder & CEO of Dance Afloat Limited
Debbie Snashall is the Founder and CEO of Dance Afloat Limited, the cruise industry’s leading supplier of dance expertise. She is also a qualified professional Ballroom, Latin American and Line Dancing teacher with over 30 years teaching experience.
Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, Debbie’s love of dance started when she was just 8 years old and she enjoyed many years competing as an amateur and winning many trophies. She says she knew from a young age that she wanted to make dancing her career and so at the age of 18 she did just that and turned professional.
Debbie met her late husband Kevin at the then Arlington Ballroom in Ipswich where they both trained and taught for many years. In 1999 they were offered the opportunity of a lifetime which they grabbed with both hands, the chance to travel the world, teaching people to dance and performing themselves in cabaret on a cruise ship!
It was whilst cruising that they established Dance Afloat in March 2001. With their extensive knowledge of dancing and now cruising they were well placed to recruit Gentlemen Dance Hosts and fellow Dance Instructors for the cruise industry.
Sadly, in 2003 a horrible twist of fate saw Kevin fall ill and in October 2005 he lost his battle with Cancer and died at the very young age of just 42.
Knowing how much Kevin loved teaching people to dance and how proud he was of Dance Afloat, Debbie was determined to continue to grow the business in his memory and grow the business she has!
Her wealth of experience and a passion for bringing the ‘Joy of Dance’ to others is certainly clear. Whilst still supplying many cruise lines with Dance Hosts and Instructors, Dance Afloat also offers so much more. Debbie is proud to now also offer a wellbeing side to the business with dance workshops, experience days and group events.