DT: What’s included in parent information packs/nights? Ros Cochrane: A comprehensive Information Pack is given to Parents and Families. This includes:
– Dates for the Tour
– Deposit amounts and dates
– Final Payment date
– Visa Information
– Travel Insurance information
– Hotel information and bedding available.
Parents and families can call or email us anytime with any questions they may have. An information meeting can be held at the studio. Their parent or chaperone on Tour handles students’ medication.
A full itinerary is given to all Families prior to departure from Australia.
Dance Around the World are the Performing Arts Group travel specialists. With over 25 years experience each of our professional team of trained consultants offer expert product knowledge and personalised customer service. We pride ourselves on our service levels and attention to detail.
Over 15,000 students, teachers and families have travelled with Dance Around the World to the USA, Asia, Europe and the South Pacific. Many of our groups have already re-booked for their next tour!
We are continually updating our performance and workshop opportunities to give you a wide range of professional classes and venues to showcase your groups talents. Through our worldwide contacts in the Entertainment Industry we can give your group the opportunity to show your amazing talents though performance, workshops, competitions and educational experiences.
Dance Around the World offers you full service travel. From our initial consultation meeting with the Studio Principal to design the groups itinerary, an Information evening for the families, regular meetings with the group participants to organise any additional travel arrangements after the Dance Tour to your Pre-departure meeting held at the Studio. We take care of any auditions required for performances and registration for workshops and competitions.
Global Dance Tours are the original Dance Tour company & have been working with schools Australia wide. With over 30 years’ experience. We are able to offer a proven team of group travel experts whose experience in travel is unsurpassed. Through the continued application of our expertise and resources, we believe Global Dance Tours can offer group travellers, a high quality, personal, efficient and value for money service.Global Dance Tours can plan and organise your tour with precision and unrivalled expertise. Over the years we have escorted over 7000 students, parents and teachers on successful tours to America, Europe & Asia.
With the help of our team at Global Dance Tours, you can showcase the talents of your musical or dance performance group on a global stage, or join the industry’s best at leading dance academies and training schools around the world.
We understand that each school is unique. Each tour is customised to meet the needs of the school, principal, student and families to experience and enjoy a hassle-free tour, along with exceptional value-added benefits. We will take care of your travel arrangements advising you of every step of the way.
Contact the team at Global Dance Tours for your next tour.
DT: How much input are teachers able to have in the tours? Petrina Heinonen: TP World Tours tailor dance tours to the studio’s requirements starting with our suggested itinerary and tweaking the inclusions based on the studio requests and budget. We have studios that love to perform at every possible venue and we also have studios that prefer to expand on their skills and only participate in workshops at local studios. TP World Dance Tour Destinations are also expanding – If your destination is not listed we can customise the itinerary for your studio. We are able to book any destination to suit any studio needs with Indonesia & the Scottish Highlands new to our list. All airlines are quoted so we can offer affordable prices and have our Price Beat Guarantee as part of our commitment to always offer the best possible price for your studio dance tour. If you find a comparable dance tour package at a cheaper price, we’ll beat it.
DT: Are you able to provide an example itinerary? Karen Coates:We have a variety of trips available, below are two of our most sort after itineraries to the USA.
Day 1 Australia – Disneyworld, Florida
Day 2 Free Day
Day 3 Disney Workshops
Day 4 Character Breakfast Free Day Disneyworld
Day 5 Performance Disney Springs
Day 6 Tour NASA, Everglades Airboat
Day 7 Performance Universal Studio, Free Time
Day 8 Orlando – New York
Day 9 Choice of workshops – Rockettes, Broadway Dance, New York Film Academy, iTheatrics plus many others
Day 10 Free Day, Night Broadway Show
Day 11 Backstage Tour Broadway Musical, Free Time
Day 12 Compete in a US Dance competition just like on TV
Day 13 Ice skating Central Park or Horse and Carriage ride, Broadway Musical
Day 14 Depart New York
Day 1 Australia – Los Angeles
Day 2 Tour LA, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Santa Monica
Day 3 Performance Universal Studios, Free Time
Day 4 Choice of workshops – Abby Lee, Millennium, Edge plus many more
Day 5 Disneyland performance – California Adventure Park, Free Time
Day 6 Character Breakfast, Disney workshop, Free Time
Day 7 Los Angeles – San Diego
Day 8 Performance – Sea World San Diego
Day 9 Performance – USS Midway Aircraft Carrier
Day 10 Free Day
Day 11 San Diego – Australia
DT: What are the benefits of a dance tour? Kimberly Aukett: The purpose of World Class Dance Tours is to inspire and empower dancers to seek their true passion, learn how to make it happen and expose them to possibilities. Whether they want to be a professional dancer, or not, our dance tours deliver insight, understanding and inspiration to be successful in whatever they choose.
Many dance studio owners rebook tours every couple of years due to the powerful, positive impact the tour has on themselves, their dancers and their studio as a whole.
Dancers are exposed to a range of dance styles and disciplines, work with top choreographers and studios, perform at world-famous landmarks, and learn how the dance industry operates and what it takes to be a successful professional dancer. We also offer invaluable personal development, empowering dancers with mindset tools and techniques that can be used in all areas of life. Dancers come away inspired with improved dance technique, new-found life skills, self confidence, and life-long friendships.
Studio owners gain insights into how to run a successful dance studio, new choreography ideas, new teaching methods and a deeper understanding of the industry.