We have been organizing dance cruises since 2003. Our business has grown rapidly until Vivian closed her dance studo in 2016 to focus 100% on dance cruises and cruises for dancers. We call a cruise a dance cruise when we escort the cruise and arrange for private dance events for our customers. However, most of our cstomers are dancers, so if you book with us, you will probably be traveling with dancers.
We are experts in luxury travel, especially with companies like Cunard and Crystal, who have ballroom dancing, dancer teachers and dance hosts on every cruise. We can book you on any cruise line and will help you find a compatible cabin mate if necessary. Our customers become our friends and see each other over and over again, as we cruise and dance around the world.
Vivian Beiswenger, Owner, Director and Travel Agent: After more than twenty years in corporate management at a fortune 500 company, Vivian started her own dance studio, the Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance Center, and shortly after opened her own travel agency under the dame name, BLSDC. She was a long-time volunteer of USA Dance and organized many dance competitions for them. In 1997, as Senior Vice President of USA Dance, she chaired the National DanceSport Championships. Today, her full time focus is on dance cruising. She is a "commodore" with both Cunard and Princess Cruise Lines. She escorts eight to ten cruises per year (sometimes accompanied by her husband, Barry, or her dance partner, Joe Closs), but she organizers hundreds of other groups every year. She has one son and two adorable granddaughters.
Lori Molyneau, Office Manager and Travel Agent: Lori had varied business experience before coming to work at BLSDC part-time as Vivian's assistant in 2014. Farely soon, she switched to full time and was promoted to Office Manager. Lori keeps the office running smoothly, especially when Vivian is working from a ship. She occasionally escorts a cruise when we can spare her from the office. She has two sons, Kyle and Erik, in addition to being a doting grandmother. Lori does a great job of covering the office, sometimes seven days a week, while caring for her special needs son.
Elana Carr, Marketing Specialist and Travel Agent: Elana also had varied business experience before joing BLSDC part time. She developed special skills in marketing and manages our weekly newsletters. She watches for the best deals for our customers and keeps them informed of the latest promotions, offers and availability. She also assists Lori in running the office when Vivian is sailing. She has two adorable chilren, Lexi and Avery.