by Ron Walker

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January 11, 2013
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Dancing our way to Hawaii

What is 954 feet long, carries 2,200 passengers, plus two ballroom dance teachers from Smith Valley? The Carnival Cruise ship, Spirit. "Would you be available to give ballroom dance classes on a cruise to Hawaii?" the telephone voice inquires. Available? "Absolutely," would be a better word.

On the five-day passage to Hawaii, our job is to give a dance class each morning and afternoon. Once in Hawaii, the ship makes calls on the four major islands, and we become regular passengers. To add to the sweetness of our good fortune, our stateroom and all meals are cost free.

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 11, 2013 06:19PM Published Jan 11, 2013 06:17PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.