I just answered an interesting question about the difference between submission and surrender while dancing in the role of a follower:
I think that the difference between submission and surrender is that submission is forced and surrender is voluntary. But I think of the follower's role as less of a surrender and more as an act of accompaniment. The follower accompanies the leader in the direction, tempo, and even the step the leader proposes, but the follower can still insert their own voice. An active follower can embellish that step or, in some cases, even object to a step or propose a different step.
If there is a surrendering, it happens with both partners. We surrender to each other, to the music, and to the flow of the ronda (dance floor). As a leader, I often surrender to a proposition that I am feeling from my partner. I also surrender to the music and to the other dancers on the dance floor. For example, I might want to lead something large and dramatic, but if I am on a crowded dance floor then I have to surrender that desire for the wellbeing and comfort of the other dancers.
Only $150 Deposit to Lock in your Price!!! Deadline October 23rd 2018!
Join us for a fun 5 day Tango Cruise from Charleston, SC to the Bahamas hosted by tango instructors, Clint Rasucher of Atlanta and Mauro Marcone of Houston! We had a group of 47 people go last year, and expect to have many more this year!
We will have workshops on the days that we are at sea and milongas each night. We need at least 20 people to book, before we can negotiate times with the cruise ship. But this year, we are going plan on doing some earlier milongas on the deck. We will bring plenty of dance wax to allow for better pivoting. Right now the tentative schedule is:
Wednesday - February 20th
Evening: Welcome Milonga
Thursday - February 21st
Daytime: Workshop and Practice
Friday - February 22nd
Daytime: Docked at Princess Cays (Carnival's Private Beach)
Saturday - February 23rd
Daytime: Docked in Nassau, The Bahamas
Sunday - February 24th
Daytime: Workshop and Practice
Tango Ecstasy Cruise Rates Deadline October 23rd, 2018!
All Prices are based on DOUBLE OCCUPANCY! If you want a private room then you will be charged double and the deposit will be double! You can register as a single person either find somone else to register and share a room with OR I can help you find a suitable roommate from other single people who have registered!
Prices for Interior and Oceanview rooms are guaranteed until August 31st!
Type of Room
185 square feet. Two twin beds (push together for king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 Closets. Desk. pictures
$675 per person
$150 Deposit Plus 3 payments of $175.
ATTENTION for Rooms Below This Line!!!! The deposits for the rooms below are non-refundable and both occupants need to register before I can book the room for you. ALSO, these prices are not set. They might change slightly based on availability. So, you can register both people with me and then I will call the cruise line to book your room. If it is going to be more than what is posted below, I will contact you to confirm before booking your room.
185 Square Feet. Two twin beds (push together for king). Balcony w Two Chairs and small table. Chair. Desk. Full bathroom with shower. 3 Closets. Picture window or 2 portholes. pictures
$1030 per person
$150 Non-Refundable Deposit
Plus 3 payments of $293. Please read ATTENTION warning above!
Junior Suite (2 people sharing room)
220 Square Feet. Two twin beds (or push together for king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Mini-Fridge. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. 30 Square Foot Private balcony with patio and Lounge chairs. pictures
$1220 per person
$150 Non-Refundable Deposit
Plus 3 payments of $356 Please read ATTENTION warning above!
Junior Suite (3 people sharing room)
220 Square Feet. Two twin beds (or push together for king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Mini-Fridge. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio and Lounge chairs. pictures
$950 per person
Deposit Plus 3 payments of $266. Please read ATTENTION warning above!
Grand Suite (2 people sharing room)
330 Square Feet. Two twin beds (or push together for king) and double sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Mini-Fridge. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool bathtubs. Walk-in closet. 70 Square Foot Private Balcony with patio and Lounge chairs. pictures
$1395 per person
$150 Non-Refundable Deposit Plus 3 payments of $415. Please read ATTENTION warning above!
Grand Suite (3 people sharing room)
330 Square Feet. Two twin beds (or push together for king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Mini-Fridge. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool bathtub. Walk-in closet. 70 Square Foot Private balcony with patio and Lounge chairs. pictures
$1070 per person
$150 Non-Refundable Deposit Plus 3 payments of $306. Please read ATTENTION warning above!
* All of the rates below include your room, taxes, port fees, and tango event fees. These rates are based on double occupancy, so you will be sharing a room with another person. If you already have a friend going and want to room with them, then you can specify that after you signup; otherwise, we will book you with another person of your same gender.
** Deposits for Interior and Oceanview rooms are fully refundable up to November 1st (minus any paypal fees). Deposits for Oceanview Balcony and higher are Non-Refundable.
*** Any payments (other than deposits) are 100% refundable until December 1st, 45% refundable up to January 1st, 20% refundable up to January 15th, and 0% refundable after February 1st.
**** If you are traveling with a person that does not dance tango, contact me to discuss rates that do not include tango fees for them.
Payment Due Dates
Deposit: Due at Registration
Payment #1: September 1, 2018
Payment #2: October 15, 2018
Payment #3: December 1, 2018
* If you register after a payment date, then your initial payment will include all previous amounts. (For example, if you register on October 16, your initial payment would be Deposit + Payment 1 + Payment 2).
Pay by Check instead of Paypal:
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And email me your:
Full name as it is on your Passport
Date of Birth
The name of the person that you will share your room with and their email and phone number OR if you would like me to help find you a roommate
The group/organizer code, if you are registering with any local group that is joining us on the cruise.
Other fees you can expect to encounter:
Travel to and from Charleston. We recommend that you arrive at least a day early to avoid travel delays and missing the departure time. We might can help you find a place to stay the night before, but can't promise that.
Gratuities. Just like with any hotel or resort, gratuities are expected. The easiest way to handle this is through to pay Carnival's built in gratuity of $64.75. They will then take that and divide it up between all those that provided you services. Click here to learn more.
Drink packages. Food and regular drinks such as water, tea, and lemonade are free, but alcoholic beverages and sodas are extra. You can pay for them individually or with special drink packages.
Excursions. When docked at a port, you can exit the ship and wonder the city on your own, or pay for guided excursions such as snorkeling, sailing, tours, etc.
If you would like to organize a group from your area to join us, email me for details. If you can organize a group of 4 or more, not including yourself, you can get a reduction in your room rate. Sorry, but this will exclude the areas of Atlanta, Charleston, and Houston.