New York Performing Arts

School tours

With so much talent drawn to the bright lights of New York, it is a centre for excellence in the performing arts.

Highlights

  • Broadway Song & Dance Clinic
  • Choral, Dance and Audition Clinics
  • Improvisation Class, Drama Workshop and Scene Study Workshops
  • Broadway Show

What's included: 

  • Return airport transfers
  • New York Metro Pass throughout
  • Central 2/3* hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinners
  • Free teacher places available
  • Excursions and entrances as per itinerary
  • 24 hour assistance
Suggested itinerary for International School groups

Day 1

Arrive New York and be met on arrival
Coach transfer to your accommodation
Walk through Central Park into 5th Avenue, via the Rockefeller Centre onto Times Square
Dinner

Day 2

Breakfast
Half day guided walking tour of New York
Broadway Song & Dance Clinic
Dinner
Evening: Empire State Building

Day 3

Breakfast
Choral, Dance or Audition Clinic
Apollo Theatre Tour and workshop
Dinner

Day 4

Breakfast
Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty and the Island Museum of Immigration
Guided walking tour of the Theatre District
Dinner

Day 5

Breakfast
Improvisation Class, Drama Workshop or Scene Study Workshop
Guided tour of The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Dinner
Evening: Grand Central Station

Day 6

Breakfast
Guided Tour of Carnegie Hall
Free time for shopping and further sightseeing
Dinner
Evening: Broadway Show

Day 7

Breakfast
Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping
Transfer to airport by coach for your flight home

Hop onto the free commuter ferry that runs between Manhattan Island and Staten Island for a fantastic view of the Statue of Liberty!

Souwoon Cho, International Schools Executive

Bright lights and the Big Apple – what could be a more appropriate destination for performing arts students on tour? This is the city where dreams are made and career aspirations reach their zenith and if you're wishing to inspire the next Julie Taymor or James Naughton, then you've certainly set your sights high.

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Just wandering along Broadway can be more than enough for some students, however, the chance to work with a genuine star of the stage will no doubt send pulse rates through the roof. Working on the skills and techniques that are required to be a successful theatre performer are all covered within a Broadway educational workshop. By learning new and exciting dance steps your performing arts students will build their confidence until they're finally ready for that big audition with the casting coach. This is an excellent means of introducing students to the theatre and once they've made it on Broadway then they can quite literally make it anywhere.

Once your performing arts students have found their feet it's time to peer inside some of New York's world-famous venues with the likes of the Apollo Theatre, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House, all opening their doors for behind the scenes tours. A behind the scenes tour really enables students to get to grips with every aspect of professional performing arts and the chance to watch a show on Broadway provides a whole new angle on what they've encountered before the curtain goes up.

 

 

If your performing arts student tour needs to focus more on TV and film then there's a wealth of opportunity in NYC with workshops covering everything from production and directing to acting and script writing. NBC studio tours present an excellent example of the world behind and in front of the camera lens and will no doubt enable students to take a peek at what may turn out to be a future career. On Location Tour provides a great insight into the skills required to be behind the camera with a workshop on directing, shooting and editing. Check out the video below to find out more about the workshop >

Finally, no university performing arts student tour to New York City is complete without visiting the Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. This is where the stars of tomorrow are training and auditioning today and if you want to give your students a taste of what's required to make it as a performing artist then a guided tour of NYCDA has got success shining all over it.