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”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”

DEBBIE SNASHALL

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.

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Passengers Feedback

Dear Dance Afloat, I have not long returned from this cruise on the Boudicca. I love to dance and not having a dance partner any more, often go on cruises for the dancing as well as the travel. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Terry and Avril, Michael and Dave for all their help and hard work, especially as we were two dance hosts short. They really did their best to be fair to us all. Then they kept going and we had fun in the Lido after. I don't know where they get their energy from! Yours sincerely,
Ann
QM2 Southampton – Hamburg – Southampton M838C 14-18 OCTOBER Two brilliant Dance hosts in the Queens Ballroom.....polite, courteous, respectful, helpful, charismatic, fun and exceptionally good dancers/teachers NORMAN & PETE My Wife, Dawn, loves dancing and felt so happy and comfortable dancing with both gentlemen. They both also showed the ultimate courtesy to me personally. Norman and Pete epitomise the best of Cunard and should be congratulated. Kind regards,
Mr Boyes
Hi, I recently returned from the cruise which departed from Liverpool on 8th August and I just wanted to let you know what a delightful group I found the dance hosts on board. They were John, Ray, Martin and Clare and all of them were so pleasant and friendly they immediately put you at your ease. As someone who used to dance quite a lot but had not done so at all since losing my partner some years ago they encouraged me to get up and see how much I could remember and were very tolerant of my mistakes. This greatly increased my enjoyment of the cruise so please could you pass on my sincere thanks to all of them.
Elizabeth