Dance instructors on cruise ships are a part of the personal care department. In addition to dance instructors, this department is home to spa, fitness, beauty and medical services. The department manages hair stylists, manicurists, massage therapists, fitness instructors, beauty therapists, spa attendants, and more.
Dance instructors on cruise ships usually have at least 3-5 years of experience teaching dance. They may have years of experience as dancers/performers, and some may even have a degree in dance. These individuals are typically outgoing, fit, and passionate about dance. In order to be considered for a position, dance instructors must submit a resume, attend an interview and audition for the director(s) of the program.
When you are ready to apply for a dance instructor job on a cruise ship, if you have a specific cruise line in mind, locate the cruise lines’ OFFICIAL website first. Visit the Ships and Cruises Directory for official listings. Once you have located the site, visit the website and search around for job postings. Most cruise line websites have a career center or job postings page. If the cruise line lists job openings, be sure to follow the application procedure to the letter. Applicants that do not follow directions are typically passed over in favor of those that do. If the cruise line does not list job openings on its site, send a polished cover letter and resume to the cruise lines Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is typically located at the cruise lines headquarters. This information is usually listed on the cruise line website. It is important to include the position you are interested in so that it can be directed to the appropriate department manager.
For more information about jobs on cruise ships visit Cruise Ship Jobs online. Here, you can download the 2010 cruise ship employment guide; you can read through cruise line profiles; you can find out which ships are hiring and for what positions — and you can even apply for a cruise ship job right online. Please note that this website charges a fee. You can apply for a job on your own, free of charge, sign up with a placement agency, or use Cruise Ship Jobs’ service.
Cruise Ship Job Perks
Dance instructors on cruise ships will enjoy more than free travel to exciting destinations. All cruise ship employees receive free accommodations and meals. They also receive health insurance and free air travel to and from the ship. Dance instructors typically earn $2,000-$3,000 per month depending on experience and the size of the cruise line.