Student travel comes in many forms. At Kaleidoscope Adventures we focus on performance groups, including bands, choirs and orchestras. However, performance groups can be so much more. We realize that a performer can come in many shapes and sizes and may have a variety of interests and talents. There are also different specialties for each performer including dance, acting, singing, puppetry, gymnastics, and stage combat, to name only a few. We are happy to report that Kaleidoscope Adventures now offers exciting opportunities in many of the top student destinations that cater to these more specialized performance groups.
As a former dancer, originally from the Midwest, I realize the small town dream of being able to study in a “big” city with some of the best instructors in the world, or perform on a stage in front of an audience of adoring fans. The first time I saw a show on Broadway I was hooked. The thrill of a live audience, the chills you feel when the overture begins, and the energy each performer displays on stage is enough to bring me to my feet after every performance. Sadly, I did not experience this until I was well out of high school, college and beyond. During our current economic crisis, many families are choosing not to take an extended vacation to a major destination, but rather choose to stay closer to home in an effort to save a few dollars. With group travel the cost of your trip can be significantly less than when you travel as an individual. As a teacher or trip sponsor you can make this trip a reality and provide this sensational experience for your students by contacting Kaleidoscope Adventures who will plan your specialized performance trip from beginning to end.
Kaleidoscope Adventures has recently created unique tour opportunities for groups from the world of dance and musical theatre. To be able to attend a Broadway show, to meet an actual Broadway performer or to take a Master Class taught by a professional working actor can create memories that will last a lifetime. Dancers will enjoy taking a tour of Lincoln Center with the opportunity to meet and ask questions of a professional ballet dancer at the New York City Ballet. Or, experience the chance to tour Radio City Music Hall and meet a world famous Rockette. Master Classes are also available at the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway. Actors can take one of several workshops offered through Broadway.com/Theatre Direct including “Musical Theatre Song & Movement”, “Business of the Business”, and “Step by Step”, all taught by a Broadway Performer. And, be sure to check out the latest Broadway shows including “Spiderman – Turn off the Dark”, “Memphis”, “In the Heights” or “Billy Elliott”.
There are also similar opportunities across the country in cities such as Chicago, Branson, and Orlando. In Chicago, you can take a Master Class with the Joffrey Ballet, and take in a Broadway caliber shows playing in one of their beautifully ornate theatres. Attend a theatre workshop through Broadway in Chicago, or stay for a private meet and greet with members of the cast. In Branson, performing groups have the chance to attend a workshop prior to performing as the pre-show entertainment before one of their over 100 shows. In Orlando, who can resist the chance to go backstage at Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort to attend a workshop, learn professional choreography, or perform in front of the thousands of guests that come to visit these theme parks every day? And, Broadway Across America brings the Best of Broadway to cities all over the country.
The possibilities are endless! At Kaleidoscope Adventures our mission is to “provide our clients with the opportunity to learn, have fun and experience the world from a new perspective through travel. It is our goal to treat every client in an honest and personalized manner as they embark on an adventure filled with value, education and priceless memories”. Through our specialized performance tours, we can work with you to provide an experience that will leave lasting impressions with your students and create memories they will cherish forever!