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Ballroom stars back from cruising stint

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

classes: dance instructors Olympeas and Dennis Samuel

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NEWTON ABBOT dance instructors Olympeas and Dennis Samuel have just returned from teaching ballroom and social dancing on their seventh cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

The pair run a regular Thursday evening class, starting at 7pm at St Luke's Church Hall, Milber, Newton Abbot.

Their latest trip took them to Australia where, along with their good friends Terry Soper and Val Emerick, they enjoyed two days seeing the sights in Perth before they boarded the cruise ship Radiance of the Seas and set out on an 18-night cruise along the southern coast of Australia to Albany, Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart in Tasmania, Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington in New Zealand before arriving in Sydney.

They then had two days in Sydney and so were able to see the sights which included a helicopter flight over the harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House before making for the airport and a flight to Singapore where they were for another two days prior to returning to the UK and Heathrow Airport.

Olympeas likes meeting the people on board and teaching dancing skills to such a varied assortment of people from many countries.

She said: "As usual, we were able to achieve our two main goals: we helped so many people have fun and some of them left the ship at the end of the cruise to go home and learn more about ballroom dancing."

They are offering a two-for-the-price-of-one dance class: pay for one class and get the next one free.

Olympeas and Dennis are also running a New Year's Eve dance and are also hosting a variety of dance events.

For more information about the dance classes contact them on 01803 299791 or e.mail musicfordancing@btopenworld.com.

Their web site is www.musicfordancing.co.uk

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