Poseidon Ball Queen Mary 2

Written by Eva Stelzer. Posted in Ballroom Dance, Ballroom Dance Cruise, Ballroom Dance Cruises, Go Active, Inspirations

Poseidon Ball Queen Mary 2

Pre Blackpool Ballroom Dance

May 3 to 7, 2021

Join us on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 for an incredible dance experience leading up to the Blackpool Ballroom Dance adventure. Or join us for a unique stand on its own experience. The Poseidon Ball combines vacation and competition on the luxury liner. Our signature camaraderie, attention to detail, and award-winning service on the Queen Mary 2 make this a great competition opportunity. The Poseidon Ball Queen Mary 2 takes place on the largest ballroom floor at sea. For the price of 3 nights at a hotel you can have 4 nights on the Queen Mary 2, all meals, entry to the competition, and a lively dance atmosphere filled with practice rounds, workshops and parties. Let’s come back strong. Don’t miss this boat! We will be offering a pre-night stay in Southampton or London with an exceptional dance party.

Pre night stay and dance party Sunday, May 2, 2021. Location and pricing TBD.

Date Port Arrive Depart
Monday, May 3, 2021 Southampton 5PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 At Sea –  practice sessions and competition
Wenesday, May 5, 2021 Hamburg, Germany. Enjoy the sites, practice your dancing, or both. We will organize rounds prior to the next days’ competition. 8AM 5PM
Thursday May 6,2021 At Sea –  practice sessions, competition, and party.
Friday, May 7, 2021 Southampton 6:30AM

Price includes: cabin fare, all meals, port fees and taxes, 4 single dances for competitors, cocktail reception, entrance to the competition of all.

  • Pricing for those who were on Poseidon 2020 starting at $700. This includes the use of your credit from Poseidon Ball.
  • Pricing for new competitors  $1,200USD
  • Spectators joining our group starting at $950 USD

Not included: Private dance lessons, gratuities, beverage package, transportation to and from the ship, insurance highly recommended, personal purchases.

Dance entry fees

Click this link to submit your ENTRY FORM

Events and Categories

Single dance age categories

A1 26 to 34 A: 35-47 B1: 48-55 B2: 56-62 C: 63-70 D 71- 78 E 79+


Closed: Intermediate Bronze/Full Bronze

Open: Intermediate Bronze/Full Bronze Intermediate Silver/Full Silver Open Gold

Until  Jan 15, 2021                                                        After Nov 16, 2019

Single Dances $36                                                                         Single Dance $40

Multi Dance $88                                                                           Multi Dance $92

Scholarship $98                                                                            Scholarship $102

Show Dance $200                                                                          Show Dance $220

Competitor Bookings include:  T-shirt, welcome cocktail party with open bar, practice rounds supervised by our judges, 1 workshop with our judges.

Minimum of 5 single dances to be eligible for scholarship.


American Smooth Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz

American Rhythm Cha cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Salsa

International Standard Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz

International Latin Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive

Argentine Tango

Multi Dance 3 dance challenge

American Smooth Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot

American Rhythm Cha Cha, Rumba and Swing

International Standard Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot

International Latin Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba

Caribbean Mix – Salsa, Meringue, Bachata


American Smooth: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz

American Rhythm: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo

International Standard: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz

International Latin: Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, Paso Doble

Solo Showcase

No longer than 2 minutes 15 seconds


Competition at Sea with Igor Litvinov and Renata Shvarts. Travel by Eviactive

The Poseidon Ball

Welcoming Igor Litvinov and Renata Shvarts co- hosts and creators of the Poseidon Ball – show dance and competition event on the Queen Mary 2. In conjunction with Eviactive Travel.

  • info@eviactive.com

Some of our Judges


Igor Litvinov (USISTD)

Originally Moscow, Russia, Igor is a citizen of the world. He is an accomplished and medalled 10-dancer, standard dancer, and a 3-time winner of the coveted Showdance Divisition  Ohio Star Ball Competition. Igor coaches children, Amateurs, Professional, and Pro-Am couples and same-sex Ballroom competitive couples, one of whom became recent North-American National Champions. Igor is a sanctioned judge.


Renata Shvarts -Chairperson (WDSF)

Renata has both National and International credentials as a certified dance judge and WDSF World Class Adjudicator and Chairman of Judges. She has had the honor of adjudicating some of the most prestigious championships in the world including, but not limited to: 2018 WDSF World Latin SR I Dancesport Championships in Shijiazhuang, China, 2017 WDSF World Latin SR I Dancesport Championships, Miami, USA and 2017 WDSF Grand Slam Amateur Latin and Standard, Hong Kong. As a competitive dancer, Renata and her husband Anatoliy have won and placed in finals of many regional Professional Rising Star Latin and Open Championships. They were 3rd at the United States National Dance-Sport Championships – Amateur Latin (Miami, Florida). They were also runners up in Professional Open Rising Star Latin at La Classique Du Québec International Championship in Montreal, Canada. They have been fortunate to represent U.S.A. at the World Masters Invitational Championship in Innsbruk, Austria.

Travel organizer

Eva Stelzer

Event planner, travel specialist, and curriculum developer, Eva is the master of ceremonies for all Poseidon Ball travel planning and the cruise line liaison for the Poseidon Ball. Eva, a former professor of education. comes to the group as an Amateur dancer in the ProAm world.

Click this link to submit your ENTRY FORM

Events and Categories

Single dance age categories

A1 26 to 34         A: 35-47                       B1: 48-55         B2: 56-61         C: 62-70  D 71- 77         E 78+


Closed: Intermediate Bronze/Full Bronze/Intermediate Silver/Full Silver/Gold

Open: Intermediate Bronze/Full Bronze      Intermediate Silver/Full Silver     Open Gold



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