Dance & Drama school trips to New York
Immerse your students in a world of entertainment with a Dance, Drama or Musical Theatre school trip to New York; the city that never sleeps. Working with a number of prestigious schools in Manhattan to provide inspiring opportunities for Dance and Drama students, we are proud to present a range of fantastic subject-specific workshops that will encourage your students to develop a love of performing. Steps on Broadway offers dance classes from beginner to advanced levels in a variety of styles taught by a faculty of world-class practitioners. Alternatively, gain an insight into the work and styles of Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey, two of the most influential dancers and choreographers of the 20th Century. Drama students can experience Broadway-themed sessions held in theatrical rehearsal studios in the Times Square area, or train in "The Method" at the internationally-renowned Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
- Flight UK – New York
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Steps Dance workshop
- Private masterclass at The Martha Graham School
- Empire State Building
- The Ride Tour and Flash Mob
- Horton Technique Workshop at the Ailey Studios
- Tour of the Ailey studio or Class Observation
- Broadway Show
- Circle Line 2 Hour Cruise
- Flight New York – UK
- Arrive back in the UK
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote
- Great location near Times Square
- Breakfast included
This newly renovated hotel is located in the heart of Times Square. Offering spacious rooms ideal for bed share which is more common in the US.
Location: This New York hotel is convenient to Rockefeller Centre, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Central Park.
Facilities: The Gallivant offers 2 on-site restaurants, a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour serviced front desk.
Accommodation:Single and double rooms are available to staff, and rooms include a 37-inch flat screen TV, and an en-suite with luxury bath amenities. For students, there are spacious rooms ideal for bedshare with bunk beds (non-bed share usage is also available on request).
Meals: Breakfast is included in the rate and local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
- Great East Side location
- Breakfast included
This hotel is located in New York?s Murray Hill neighbourhood, 3 blocks from the Morgan Library & Museum and 5 blocks from Grand Central Station.
Location: This hotel is located in Murray Hill, a cool and convenient neighbourhood on Midtown?s East Side.
Facilities: The Shelburne has a 24-hour front desk and offers 3 meeting rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, a business centre, luggage storage, multilingual staff, and is a smoke free property.
Accommodation: The hotel?s 325 guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and remodelled bathrooms.
Meals: Breakfast is included in the rate; local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
West Side YMCA
- Just off Central Park
- Swimming pool
The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to Times Square and Carnegie Hall.
Location: Moments away from well-known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within easy reach too.
Facilities: This hostel offers free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, an indoor swimming pool, housekeeping, a 24-hour reception and security service.
Accommodation: Single and bunk bedded rooms are available to staff and students. Same sex bathroom facilities are located on each floor.
Meals: There is a café in the lobby with limited opening hours, breakfast and evening meals in local restaurants can also be provided.
- Trendy Chelsea location
- Well-equipped & comfortable
This recently refurbished, well-equipped hotel is located near Times Square and provides a view of the Empire State Building.
Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Rockerfeller Centre are close by.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, small gym, 24 hour reception.
Accommodation: Single and twins available to staff, a mixture of 4-6 bedded rooms for students on a bed-share basis. En-suite bathroom facilities.
Meals: Buffet breakfast of hot and cold items provided, 24hr tea and coffee making facilities in lobby. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
- Central Manhattan
- Rooms refurbished
A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel offers grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building the Wolcott Hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop and small meeting room.
Location: Short distance from public transport stops, numerous landmarks within easy reach.
Facilities: Small gym, small conference room, gift shop, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: Single and twin rooms available for staff, students are accommodated mainly in triple rooms with individual beds. All rooms en-suite and have a TV.
Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals. Coffee, tea and muffins available in lobby each morning.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
Martha Graham School
The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance has the distinction of being the longest continuously operating school of dance in America, primarily focused upon teaching the Martha Graham Technique and Repertory. Private group masterclasses are taught by faculty members.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey's vision was to bring African-American cultural expression and the American modern dance tradition to the world. There are many options for groups visiting the Ailey Studios including private classes, participation in regular open classes, class observations and guided tours of the striking complex.
Steps On Broadway
An international, world-class studio, Steps on Broadway offers dance classes from beginning to advanced levels in a variety of styles. The centre boasts 10 fully-mirrored and sprung-floor studios with large windows offering an abundance of natural light. There are male and female changing facilities, a café and a dancewear shop.
Lee Strasberg Method Workshop
The workshops are designed to introduce the individual to Lee Strasberg’s systematic acting technique known throughout the world as the Method. The two hour workshop exposes the class to Lee Strasberg’s relaxation technique and moves through a sequence of sensory exercises.
Harlem Jazz or Gospel Workshop & Tour
Take a jazz workshop, led by the saxophonist and saxophone designer from the movie “Friends with Benefits” featuring Justin Timberlake. Learn jazz theory with a basic understanding of chord changes and harmonies. Alternatively, learn to sing gospel, focussing on breathing, harmony, and control and voice placement. All visits include an historial walking tour of Harlem.
Take a guided tour of New York’s performing arts centre, learning about its iconic status and going backstage at theatres where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renée Fleming and Bruce Springsteen.
New York TV and Movie Tour
The New York TV & Movie Sites guided tour will lead you to over 40 of NYC's famous filming locations in TV and films! Students can see where the cast of Glee performed "I Love New York" and visit the apartment building from Friends.
Take the "Super Tour" and visit some of the many locations that have been featured in iconic super-hero films such as Batman, Spiderman and The Avengers.
Broadway Classrooms Workshop
Take a class with an expert practitioner in one of the very studios where Broadway shows hold their rehearsals! There are a wide range of themes to choose from and most classes will feature a Q&A from a cast member of the show you will be seeing.
The Ride Tour and Flash Mob
Take this 75 minute tour through Manhattan and have your socks blown off! The multi-million dollar coach is equipped with 40 plasma screens and 3000 LED lights providing a movable theatre and using the sights of NYC and street performances to offer a totally unique experience. With the Flash Mob option your group will have the unique opportunity to perform in front of thousands in the centre of New York.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!
It was literally perfect. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and staff felt confident taking a large group to NYC thanks to the support provided. I cannot think of one single thing we would do different next time. We had zero hiccups and to be travelling to NYC with 59 students with no stress really says something! The communication prior to being in NY was great and the support provided whilst in NY was reassuring! We can't wait to work with you again!
- Shoreham Academy, Dance Trip to New York
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