New York Performance Tours for Student Dance Groups
Welcome to New York City, our home and the greatest city in the world. We offer a wide range of New York-based programs, including customized workshops at New York’s premier dance studios, special event tours, customized production / performance tours, and master classes. We have unparalleled connections with the New York City performing arts community. Our “Extraordinary Educational Experiences in Dance” are conducted by dynamic leading members of New York’s major performing arts institutions, including current Broadway performers, choreographers, and industry insiders, as well as principal members of New York’s finest dance companies.
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Extraordinary Educational Experiences in Dance
Customized Dance Master Classes
Available in all disciplines: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Ballet. Each program is 2 hours in length with extra time allotted for career anecdotes and a student Q & A. Your featured artist will customize each session by contacting you directly to discuss the goals and objectives of the group, in advance of your tour.
The Audition Process
Just how do you get to be a member of a Broadway cast? What are you expected to do at an audition? What is the process all about and how do you prepare? Students get an inside look at how current Broadway stars get their parts. Two wonderful and charismatic Broadway veterans, with the help of their vocal coach and accompanist, will present an exciting song and dance hour illustrating the depth of their talents and their personal approach to important auditions.
A Day in the Life of a Professional Dancer
“Behind the lights, glamour and fame, it’s not who you know but what you know!” Lots of hard work, determination, resiliency and an “I can do it!” attitude are the fundamentals of a successful career in the competitive world of dance. Experience a full day of dance, studying with five of New York’s most accomplished artists in the disciplines of ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop and tap.
Meet-The-Artist Dance Workshop
Experience a 2-hour Customized Dance Master Class with a principal member from one of the city’s finest dance companies or a current leading Broadway dancer. This program will be tailored to meet the needs of your group when you speak directly with the featured artist prior to your trip.
Students learn about planning for a career on Broadway. The guest speaker is chosen by your group from among the following: a cast member from one of Broadway’s current hits, a member of the creative team of a current show, a leading NYC casting director, or a company manager or technical director from a current show.
Broadway Song & Dance
Groups get into the Broadway “state-of-mind” during this 2-hour clinic, where they learn an authentic Broadway Song and Dance combination from a Broadway “triple threat” (dancer, actor, singer) and a professional New York City vocal coach. The group rehearses and perfects the vocals and choreography to a classic Broadway routine.
The Business of Show Business
Experience an hour-long workshop with three leading Broadway dancers. This session features exhilarating private performances, personal “success stories”, backstage anecdotes, and memorable career moments in the lives of these Broadway Professionals. Audience participation is an integral part of this program.
Private After-Show Broadway Cast Party
The show may be over but the night has just begun! Forget waiting around at the stage door – instead have the stars come out to meet you! Experience this truly once in a lifetime experience as you mix and mingle with the individuals who bring Broadway to life! Enjoy an hour-long party (11pm – 12 Midnight) in the reserved, private area of a fun midtown restaurant. Snacks and refreshments or a light dinner will be served. We will arrange for one cast member per every 15 students. This program can also be arranged as a pre-theater cast party that includes dinner.
“I Want to Be a Rockette” Dance Workshop
Any day can be Christmas when you join a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, up close and personal, as she hosts a two-hour dance workshop focusing on the styles and techniques that have made the Rockettes a true American treasure and the envy of every aspiring young dancer. Available throughout the year.
The Nutcracker: A Balanchine Ballet Workshop
In a behind-the-scenes studio close to Lincoln Center, dance students work with a soloist from the New York City ballet on a scene from Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. The featured artist will share secrets of his/her life with one of New York’s most treasured companies, as well as backstage anecdotes about performing in this holiday classic. This enchanting two-hour dance experience, enhanced with live piano accompaniment of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, provides a memorable and privileged study experience for dance students of all levels.
Something Or Someone Special In Mind?
If you have something else in mind, let us know! We have unmatched resources in the performing arts community and we’re confident we can make it happen for you and your students!
Additional Dance Opportunities
Alvin Ailey School (The Joan Weill Center for Dance)
Alvin Ailey offers a diverse dance curriculum that includes modern (Horton and Graham-based techniques), ballet, jazz, Dunham (Afro-Caribbean), hip hop, West African Dance, and Tap. All classes are taught by their faculty of dance professionals and accompanied by live music.
American Ballet Theatre
The American Ballet Theatre’s outstanding faculty members provide students with unparalleled instruction while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers. Classes focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique.
Broadway Dance Center (BDC)
Broadway Dance Center is a meeting ground for dancers of all levels and disciplines, from absolute beginner to professional. In this supportive atmosphere you can hone your personal skills while dancing side-by-side with NYC dancers. There are over 50 daily classes to choose from.
New York City Ballet
Join the artists of New York City Ballet in an exploration of the music, movement, and themes of a ballet featured in their extensive repertoire.
Peridance Capezio Center
Peridance open classes will have you dancing side-by-side with both native and transplanted New Yorkers. Peridance offers classes for all skill levels.
Steps on Broadway
Steps on Broadway, one of the largest professional dance studios in the world, is at the epicenter of New York’s explosive dance scene. Its world-class faculty epitomizes excellence in dance teaching.
New York City Performance Opportunities
City of New York Parks & Recreation
Perform before an international audience at One of New York City’s famous parks. Options include: Central Park Bandstand, Castle Clinton- Battery Park, Madison Square Park, Union Square Park, Washington Square Park, and more. Please Note: No sound equipment is available for performances in these locations. Locations are outdoors and weather permitting. Permits issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Perform center stage aboard the Intrepid. Dance performances are open to the public and advertised near the museum entrance for maximum audience exposure. Sound System: CD, Speakers and Two Microphones included for performances. Please Note: Performances are outdoors and are “weather permitting”.
South Street Seaport
Perform at the Seaport, a festival-like marketplace, where thousands of people mingle daily. Your performance at this great location includes a sound system and electricity.
Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island
Perform outdoors in the shadow of our great nation’s symbol of freedom. Only electricity is available.
United Cerebral Palsy of Manhattan
Enrich your New York experience by performing for members of the community who will truly appreciate the abilities of your students. Changing rooms and a sound system will be provided for this performance.
Customize Your Tour
Educational Performance Tours is a full service tour and travel company specializing in custom designed itineraries based on individual needs. We will gladly make suggestions and additional arrangements for local tours, sightseeing, meals and attractions. Adding any of these elements will take your tour to the next level:
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- Empire State Building Observatory
- Broadway Show
- Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum
- Museum of Natural History
- Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise
- New York City Ballet Performance
- American Ballet Theatre Performance
- United Nations
- South Street Seaport
- Radio City Music Hall Backstage Tour
- Rockefeller Center
- Top Of The Rock
- St. Patrick’s Catherdral
- Lincoln Center