5 days

Program Overview

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.

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Destination Highlights

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Services Included

Transportation

Private transportation provided throughout the program.

Activities

All scheduled activities and experiences are included in the cost.

Accommodations

Local hotel (quad occupancy) accommodations, with a night chaperone to ensure security.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily: breakfast and dinner.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

Guides

Tour Directors create a fun and engaging learning experience for students.