Start at the top of the Empire State Building, looking down at the cultural hub of performing arts, New York City. This is the home of “the Great White Way,” another name for Broadway. Here, the group dives into the Broadway workshop, “Making Music,” where students work with a music director to learn vocal dynamics and acting for musicals. Explore the early years of Broadway on a behind-the-scenes walking tour, ACT I Broadway’s Beginnings, and learn how a show is created, from idea to opening act. Take the opportunity to see a theater production come to life at a Broadway show. The real-world connections to performing arts continue with behind-the-scenes tours of Radio City Music Hall and Broadway as well as a guided tour of the Lincoln Center. See phenomenal sights, dedicated to U.S. historical moments, from the Statue of Liberty to the National 9/11 Memorial. After all that, take some time to relax and play improv games in Central Park before the journey home.
New York City is a place where dreams are made. People have come to this city for hundreds of years to make a new life. Immigrants came through Ellis
Island, searching for freedom. Curious travelers were drawn in, hearing of its magic. Artists followed their muses to the gritty streets and the bright lights,
hoping for inspiration. Walk around Lower Manhattan to see where New York City began. On a tour of Midtown, stand at the “Crossroads of the World”,
Times Square. Escape it all in the tranquil Central Park, in the middle of Manhattan.
Give students the unforgettable experience of a Broadway show, workshop and behind-the-scenes tour. In the minds of most of the world, Broadway is a synonym for theater. In our “Making Music” workshop, students study vocal dynamics for musicals and acting techniques directly from Broadway stage professionals. Watch the pure artistry of a Broadway show in the historic theater, where only the most talented performers grace the stage. Hear backstage ghost stories from famous theaters and get an insider’s perspective on life as a theatrical artist on a Broadway tour: Act 1 Broadway’s Beginnings.
Tour world-renowned theaters and performing arts centers. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets of Radio City Music Hall, discovering art deco masterpieces and the history of the Great Stage. While there, meet one of the Rockettes, who symbolize the passion and hard work it takes to turn a dream into a reality. Peek behind the curtain on a guided tour of the Lincoln Center, the world’s leading performing arts center. In the 16-acre campus tour the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center Theater and the Juilliard School – perhaps catch a rehearsal in action. Anything is possible among the brilliant lights and bustling streets of New York City.
Arrive in New York City and start with some sightseeing. Before dinner, see the city from the top floor of the Empire State Building.
Let the professionals lead students in a customized Broadway workshop. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Radio City Music Hall. Enjoy a casual dinner among the iconic attractions of Midtown. Leave room for inspiration, as students attend a Broadway show this evening.
Experience the dynamic artistry of Lincoln Center on a guided tour. In the afternoon, go on a tour behind the curtain on Broadway.
Take time to reflect at the National 9/11 Memorial. Explore Lower Manhattan on a walking tour. In the afternoon, cruise over to Liberty Island and Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty and Museum as well as the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.
Play improv games in beautiful Central Park, before setting off on the journey home.
In this New York City Drama program, students benefit from acting and vocal training under the direction of Broadway theater professionals in a Broadway workshop, plus they get an insider’s view on careers in the industry. Experience the scene, behind the curtains, where performers rehearse and transform for the stage at Radio City Music Hall and Broadway. A guided tour around the Lincoln Center also enriches student understanding of the breadth and diversity available to them in the performing arts. Students watch a Broadway show to better apply their new skills from the workshop and deepen their connection to theater arts. All of these brilliant opportunities are within the context of sights that are unique to the U.S., culturally and historically, including sightseeing of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the National 9/11 Memorial.
Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.
A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
Experience understands there is a growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak and travel. We are attentively monitoring the situation and following updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State.
Public health authorities are focusing on prevention efforts and actively testing anyone whose symptoms are compatible with COVID-19. It is important to note that for travel and community settings, the CDC reports a low risk of exposure for those who are in the same environment for a prolonged period of time and without close contact as someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Learn more about the CDC Exposure Risk Categories.
To alleviate any uncertainty, Experience is implementing an Upcoming and Future Travel Policy for 2020. This policy allows our programs to adjust their travel dates and plans to provide more flexibility for travelers and relieve any immediate concerns. As the situation evolves, we will remain in contact with group leaders to keep them informed and adjust any travel plans as needed. We want to assure all group leaders, parents and travelers that we will not send programs to destinations that are deemed unsafe by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Department of State. The health and safety of our travelers is of the utmost importance and always a main concern on our educational tours. We will continue to stay informed and safely navigate the situation.